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  • "All the way to Berlin" by James "Maggie" Magellas
    Really good, here's a link to the cover:

    http://bh101.files.wordpress.com/200...-to-berlin.jpg
    Best regards, Hufflepuff

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    • No Man's Land - 1918, the last year of the great war. by John Toland

      Rather like Stephen Ambrose I fancy. Great book so far!

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      • Tennozan: The Battle of Okinawa



        A friend loaned to me. I just started yesterday. I'm a little skeptical about the author, but will persevere and give the guy a chance.
        Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
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        "Never pet a burning dog."

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        • Originally posted by Janos View Post
          Tennozan: The Battle of Okinawa



          A friend loaned to me. I just started yesterday. I'm a little skeptical about the author, but will persevere and give the guy a chance.
          Why skeptical? I've almost bought that a few times but never did. Interested to know what you think about it.
          Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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          • Originally posted by Janos View Post
            Tennozan: The Battle of Okinawa



            A friend loaned to me. I just started yesterday. I'm a little skeptical about the author, but will persevere and give the guy a chance.
            Tried to read this a couple of times, and can't put my finger on it as to why but I found it so difficult to read and keep an interest that I finally gave up both times. Hope you have better luck with it than I did.
            Bill

            "God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy"

            Billy Currington

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            • Originally posted by cst784 View Post
              Tried to read this a couple of times, and can't put my finger on it as to why but I found it so difficult to read and keep an interest that I finally gave up both times. Hope you have better luck with it than I did.
              Thanks, I hope so, too.
              Originally posted by R. Evans View Post
              Why skeptical? I've almost bought that a few times but never did. Interested to know what you think about it.
              It's just a general feeling I have after reading the foreward. It just seems the author isn't going to know what he's talking about.

              I'll let y'all know how it turns out.

              In keeping with my policy of never reading just one book at a time I'm also reading The Last Apocalypse -- it's a chain of interrelated histories from Europe c 1000AD (the period I reenact). I picked it up at a used book store in Jacksonville NC last time I was down there.
              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/
              http://www.scouting.org/

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              • In keeping with my policy of never reading just one book at a time
                Thats the same for me. I always seem to have three books on the go. Fiction (Usually some historical fiction. I have simple tastes...Bernard Cornwell, Allan Mallinson, Richard Howard and the like. But also others lol), a non-fiction piece on some Armed struggle and another on book on travel writing. At the moment. Along with John Tolands No Man's Land I am reading....

                Bernard Cornwell's Sharpes Waterloo
                Paul Theroux's Dark Star Safari (4th Time)

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                • Interestingly enough, I also am usually reading a couple books at the same time. Usually one fiction that I read while at work and one non-fiction that I read at home. However right now I am reading Retribution by Max Hastings at work and George Washington's War by Robert Leckie in the work truck. Sadly though I have been working on both for multiple months now as the majority of my free time has been devoted to planning a wedding with my fiancee and trying to get my house ready to sell this spring. Not getting to read nearly as much as usual.
                  Bill

                  "God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy"

                  Billy Currington

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                  • Originally posted by Anglopole View Post
                    Thats the same for me. I always seem to have three books on the go. Fiction (Usually some historical fiction. I have simple tastes...Bernard Cornwell, Allan Mallinson, Richard Howard and the like. But also others lol), a non-fiction piece on some Armed struggle and another on book on travel writing. At the moment. Along with John Tolands No Man's Land I am reading....

                    Bernard Cornwell's Sharpes Waterloo
                    Paul Theroux's Dark Star Safari (4th Time)
                    Three on the go when I'm lucky: I'm editor in a little publisher house, so I've to read the proposal from authors (it's my job) and at least 2-3 my books.
                    At the moment: a manuscript about the life of St. Paul, a manuscript about some regional italian dishes, and then...
                    A guide to the great families of Rome by Anthony Majanlahti
                    Military history of italian Risorgimento by Piero Pieri
                    Arabs at war by Kenneth M. Pollack
                    A ME LE GUARDIE
                    "Di noi tremň la nostra vecchia gloria. Tre secoli di fede e una vittoria". Gabriele D'Annunzio

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                    • Originally posted by Granatiere View Post
                      Three on the go when I'm lucky: I'm editor in a little publisher house, so I've to read the proposal from authors (it's my job) and at least 2-3 my books.
                      At the moment: a manuscript about the life of St. Paul, a manuscript about some regional italian dishes, and then...
                      A guide to the great families of Rome by Anthony Majanlahti
                      Military history of italian Risorgimento by Piero Pieri
                      Arabs at war by Kenneth M. Pollack
                      You, my friend, have my dream job. Getting paid to read history. Lucky guy. I'm envious as hell.
                      Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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                      • Originally posted by R. Evans View Post
                        You, my friend, have my dream job. Getting paid to read history. Lucky guy. I'm envious as hell.
                        Also my dream job, but not all the history I've read is worth And I will never be rich with this job, but you're right there is no other work so interesting!
                        A ME LE GUARDIE
                        "Di noi tremň la nostra vecchia gloria. Tre secoli di fede e una vittoria". Gabriele D'Annunzio

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                        • Currently reading Atlas Shrugged
                          Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated... again...

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                          • 1676: The End of American Independence by Stephen Saunders Webb

                            "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

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                            • Captain Corelli's Mandolin

                              Louis de Berničres

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