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  • MarkV
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    Originally posted by Colonel Sennef View Post
    Finished the book and unfortunately I have to report it ended a bit disappointing.
    I guess you could say the same for the real Munich

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  • Colonel Sennef
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    Originally posted by Colonel Sennef View Post
    'Munich' by Robert Harris.

    IMO Harris is a grandmaster of the genre 'intelligent thrillers'
    I think I have (read) all of his books.

    Halfway 'Munich' now and though I am enjoying immensely, I find the book not as gripping yet as I remember his other works to be;
    but with good material like the Munich Conference, a turn can be just around the corner
    Finished the book and unfortunately I have to report it ended a bit disappointing.
    Still quite good but not the best he wrote, I think because he followed the historical Munich Conference too strictly with not enough freedom for his novel's protagonists.

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  • CarpeDiem
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    Atlantic Escorts: Ships, Weapons and Tactics in World War II

    A must read for anyone seriously interested in the Battle of the Atlantic. This book isn't a general history of the conflict. It doesn't cover a lot of the USN's actions. What it does do is look at the technological and tactical developments of the Royal Navy and associated navies during the battle and corresponding German actions. The author was a ship designer for the Royal Navy so this book is very tech heavy. However it contains a wealth of important information on ship design, weapons design and tactical developments. Interesting titbit that I picked up: the weight of paint became an important consideration as Royal Navy ships were being up armoured and up weaponed. Leander class cruisers carried approximately 45 tons of paint which had to be taken into consideration when adding extra equipment and led to changes in how ships were daubed up !

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  • Colonel Sennef
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    'Munich' by Robert Harris

    'Munich' by Robert Harris.

    IMO Harris is a grandmaster of the genre 'intelligent thrillers'
    I think I have (read) all of his books.

    Halfway 'Munich' now and though I am enjoying immensely, I find the book not as gripping yet as I remember his other works to be;
    but with good material like the Munich Conference, a turn can be just around the corner
    Last edited by Colonel Sennef; 03 Dec 17, 09:42.

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  • Capt AFB
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    Originally posted by MarkV View Post
    What the F*** has this got do do with anything anyone is reading?

    It describes the same reaction by two veteran ACG bloggers about a post about a book another veteran blogger read.

    If you prefer that I write only what I am currently reading, well, it is the "Tintin " comic book series which I am enjoying to read with my 6 year old nephew.
    Last edited by Capt AFB; 11 Nov 17, 20:48.

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