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  • December 8th, 1944: the events leading up to Pearl Harbor from the Japanese point of view, and how the attack might have changed had Yamamoto been aboard the Akagi to enforce his vision of the strike and insure that the third wave of attacking aircraft was launched to finiosh the job..

    Category 7: written by a well-known and respected metoerologist, this is a fictionalized account of a maximum force hurricane striking New York city, an event that has happened before when an entire small island just offshore vanished forever.
    Last edited by Mountain Man; 03 Nov 07, 13:18. Reason: corrected book title
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • History of Snipers

      "Stalkers and Shooters"
      A History of Snipers
      By Kevin Dockery
      "This life..., you know, "the life." You’re not gonna get any medals, kid. This is not a hero business; you don’t shoot people from a mile a way. You gotta stand right next to them... blow their heads off."

      BoRG

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      • Originally posted by Warlord View Post
        I'm reading "Sie Kommen" by Paul Carrell about Normandy Campaign on the german side. It seems interesting...
        I have a German book by the same name, but it's about the Americans coming into the Oberpfalz (north central Bavaria) at the end of WW2. Nice coffee table book.

        I'm reading History of the Arabs right now. It's about 3" thick so this will be my answer to this question for a good time to come. It's part of a really good deal I got. One of my office associates is on a military intel email list, and some guy wrote in and said he was getting old and wanted to be sure his books got into good hands before he died, so he was giving them all away. By the time I found out about it, only 5 were left and I asked for them all. He didn't charge me and even paid the postage. All of them have been great books -- mostly from the 40s and 50s, and one is signed by the author (http://www.questia.com/library/book/...agot-glubb.jsp).
        Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
        Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


        "Never pet a burning dog."

        RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
        http://www.mormon.org
        http://www.sca.org
        http://www.scv.org/
        http://www.scouting.org/

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        • Reading Triumph Forsaken by Mark Moyar, offers a refreshing view on the pre-intervention years in Vietnam, a period rarely studied by historians:

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          • Mekong First light by Joseph W. Callaway Jr.

            It is a memoir of Lt Callaway's service in Vietnam. I must say, I have read dozens of memoirs from people who have served in Vietnam and it is rare that one makes me feel contempt for the author. However, none have disgusted me more than this one. This one even disgusted me more than "My Detachment" by Tracy Kidder, because at least kidder only came across as a buffoon. Unfortunately Callaway has me questioning his morality.

            This is a tough read for me because I usually have the utmost respect for my Vets.


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            • Reading mostly portuguese newspappers of 1898 looking for news about the spanish-american war for my theasis.
              All warfare is based on deception.
              Sun Tzu - Art of war - Chapter One - Laying Plans


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              • Originally posted by Cap. Teancum View Post
                Reading mostly portuguese newspappers of 1898 looking for news about the spanish-american war for my theasis.
                What do they say?
                Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
                Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


                "Never pet a burning dog."

                RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
                http://www.mormon.org
                http://www.sca.org
                http://www.scv.org/
                http://www.scouting.org/

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                • I'm still on the end of January, so the war hasn't started yet. The Maine is already in Cuba and General Lee, who's serving in Cuba is making promisses about the US not wanting to have a war with Spain.
                  There's a portuguese jornalist saying that Spain will loose Cuba, right on January 1st and there's another one, supporting Spain that says Spain is doing everything right.
                  The most interesting thing is to see that the newspapper is interested in this news. I can only imagine, how big of a coverage they will give to the war once it starts.
                  All warfare is based on deception.
                  Sun Tzu - Art of war - Chapter One - Laying Plans


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                  • Three Empires on the Nile by Dominic Green
                    I often think how much easier the world would have been to manage if Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini had been at Oxford. Lord Halifax

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                    • Originally posted by ktnbs View Post
                      Three Empires on the Nile by Dominic Green
                      What's that one about?
                      Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
                      Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


                      "Never pet a burning dog."

                      RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
                      http://www.mormon.org
                      http://www.sca.org
                      http://www.scv.org/
                      http://www.scouting.org/

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                      • We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young by Hal Moore and Joseph Galloway
                        The Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton
                        The Archer's Tale by Bernard Cornwell

                        I am hoping to get Procopius' History of the Gothic Wars today for my birthday. I'm really looking forward to reading that.

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                        • At All Costs by David Weber, the latest in the stupendous Honor Harrington saga.
                          All questions are valid, all answers are tentative.

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                          • Originally posted by CatholicCrusade View Post
                            We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young by Hal Moore and Joseph Galloway
                            The Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton
                            The Archer's Tale by Bernard Cornwell

                            I am hoping to get Procopius' History of the Gothic Wars today for my birthday. I'm really looking forward to reading that.
                            Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!


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                            • Link to Three Empires on the Nile
                              http://books.google.com/books?id=u2t...the+nile&psp=1
                              I often think how much easier the world would have been to manage if Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini had been at Oxford. Lord Halifax

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                              • I've just started on The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 by Rick Atkinson
                                So far, I'm loving it.
                                All warfare is based on deception.
                                Sun Tzu - Art of war - Chapter One - Laying Plans


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