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  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism


    The Thirty Years' War 1618-1648
    "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

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    • My newest book

      "Gotterdammerung" by Russ Schnieder.
      Kevin Kenneally
      Masters from a school of "hard knocks"
      Member of a Ph.D. Society (Post hole. Digger)

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      • When Titans Clashed - D. Glantz
        Fighting For The Soviet Motherland - D. Loza (translated James Gebhardt)

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        • I finished Ari Fleischer's book*. It was very good and I recommend it.

          Today I start Glenn Beck's book, which I got for Christmas, An Inconvenient Book.



          *A dozen or so posts up the thread from this one.
          Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
          Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


          "Never pet a burning dog."

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          • I decided to take a little break from the serious History stuff for a week & a few days ago I finished Brothers of the Snake by Dan Abnet-a Warhammer 40k novel. Great book, great stories from the master of the 40k world.

            Then I moved on to "Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier & the Vampire by Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden. An excellent read & some pretty cool llustrations for someone in the mood for gothic horror.

            About an hour ago I started back on the history with Brave Men's Tears: The Iron Brigade at Brawner Farm by Alan D. Gaff. Looks good.
            The muffled drums sad roll has beat the soldier's last tatoo. No more on life's parade shall meet that brave and fallen few.

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            • I just finished Brothers in Battle and just started into Decision at Trafalgar. Plus I got four other books with some of my Christmas money that are begging to be read. Plus I am slowly chipping away at The History of the Third Reich, but that will probably become a summer book.
              "We Will Stay Here, If We Must All Go to Hell Together"
              -Col. John R. Cooke, 27th NC

              Avatar: My Grandfather on the right. His twin on the left. Their older brother in the middle. In their Navy Blues

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              • Power at Sea, The Age of Navalism, 1980=1918 by lisle A. Rose

                The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, by James D. Hornfischer

                Victory on the Attack, Short stories by various authors

                The Power of a Praying Husband, by Stormie Omartian

                Where is God when it Hurts?, by Philip Yancy

                I tend to read various books at once.

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                • Pegasus Bridge (S.Ambrose)
                  Band of Brothers (another Ambrose)
                  Redcoat (R.Holmes)
                  Stanlingrad (A.Beevor)
                  One Fourteenth of an Elephant (Ian Denys Peek)
                  Omaha Beach, a flawed victory (A R. Lewis)
                  An insomplete History of World War Two (E. Kiester)

                  I am also writing a book. It is about a US army platoon of 1st Battalion, 116th Regiment, 29th US Infantry Division. Starts on D-day and ends with the end of the Battle of Normandy.
                  'where da potato at?'
                  The Irishman said during the 1845 potato famine

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                  • Originally posted by MajorSharpe View Post
                    I am also writing a book. It is about a US army platoon of 1st Battalion, 116th Regiment, 29th US Infantry Division. Starts on D-day and ends with the end of the Battle of Normandy.
                    Coolness. I'll read it! 29 ID has a long history here in VA. 116th is, IIRC, in today's "Stonewall Brigade".

                    Best of luck with the project.
                    Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
                    Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


                    "Never pet a burning dog."

                    RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
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                    http://www.sca.org
                    http://www.scv.org/
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                    • I'm currently reading Ragnarök - Eric Wallin. He wrote it back in '45 after he got home from Germany. He was a Swedish volonteer in Waffen SS n' the book deals with his experience during the last five months of the war n' ends with the last stand in Berlin.

                      I've read just 'bout half of it n' I've difficultys to like the book as I don't see it as a neutral book but it's quite onesided n' his hatred for the red menace is clear. I only recomend it to those who can see past that crap.
                      The safest place in Korea was behind a platoon of Marines. Lord how they could fight! - MGEN Frank Lowe, U.S. Army.
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                      We got a kinder, gentler, Machine gun hand - N.Y.

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                      • Finished "The Thirty Years' War" and now am starting:

                        The French Religious Wars 1562-1598 (Osprey Essential Histories)
                        "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

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                        • Well thank you, my dear Janos. And thank you for offering that you will read my book! It is a fiction. I am doing character bios for it. It is mainly centred around a Corporal James 'Jimmy' Hills a 24 year old from Boston and his best friend PFC David 'Dave' O'Keith, an irish imigrant and the squad's BAR gunner. They are in 1st squad, 2nd Platoon, B Company, 1st Battalion, 116th Regiment, 29th ID. Thanks again Janos!
                          'where da potato at?'
                          The Irishman said during the 1845 potato famine

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                          • I've also been studying:

                            "Flintlock Fowlers: The First Guns Made in America" by Tom Grinslade. It's full of nice photos of some great early smoothbore guns.
                            "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

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                            • "At the Sharp End" by Tim Cook...Canadian Army in WW1 from 1914 -1916...How they learned to fight in France from the old Imperial Army ( Brits) and then put their trade to good use but paid a hell of a price.

                              per ardua ad astra

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                              • Originally posted by MajorSharpe View Post
                                Well thank you, my dear Janos. And thank you for offering that you will read my book! It is a fiction. I am doing character bios for it. It is mainly centred around a Corporal James 'Jimmy' Hills a 24 year old from Boston and his best friend PFC David 'Dave' O'Keith, an irish imigrant and the squad's BAR gunner. They are in 1st squad, 2nd Platoon, B Company, 1st Battalion, 116th Regiment, 29th ID. Thanks again Janos!
                                Great Sharpe.....I love storys with characters from Beantown, seeing as to my proximity to the city. I'd love to read it, too.

                                Band of Brothers is an excellent read.
                                I have Pegasus Bridge (picked up just before Christmas), but haven't read it yet.

                                Stilll reading "A Time for Trumpets: The untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge", but have sidetracked a tad to read "Moving the Chains" by Tom Brady (New England Patriots quarterback)
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                                "The Golden Rule of War, Speed - Simplicity - Boldness" -- General George S. Patton, Jr

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