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  • Capt AFB
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    I found Cornwell's War of the Wolf in the book store.

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  • Pruitt
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    Did you mail order or find it at a book store?

    Pruitt

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  • Capt AFB
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    Picked up the latest Bernard Cornwell's book about the Uhtred saga "War of the Wolf".

    As always, it was a quite interesting read. IMO it is possibly one of Cornwell's better writing - Great story.

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  • Tuebor
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    The Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report.

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  • Tsar
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    Wow, to return this to a lighter, less grim note I've been reading "Uncompromising Honor" by David Weber.

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  • G David Bock
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    ^ More likely the programmer of that AI algorithm is making the political statement.
    With a look into the Holocaust, consider checking out Hans Kammler, whom designed Auschwitz and later camps and their "enhancements". Along with eventual direction of many production and research projects involving slave labor from the camps. I've provided some material and many links/books/sources to check out in this thread;
    Tech Plunder ~ Loot & Booty

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  • MarkV
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    I'm in the middle of an MA in WW2 Studies to match the WW1 one I took a couple of years ago. If all goes well in just over a year I'll have a 2nd MA (or is that an MA and bar? ). Currently in the Holocaust module which is grim. Thus I have been reading a lot of material on the workings of the 3rd Reich much of which has been purchased both 2nd hand and new via Amazon. As a result the Amazon algorithm keeps posting recommendations on books it "thinks" I might like to buy, mainly on subjects relating to Hitler, Himmler, Heydrich Eichman etc In the middle of the latest slew of recommendations is 'Fear - Trump in the White House'! Is the Amazon AI making a political statement?

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  • G David Bock
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    Recently finished: "A Short History of Nearly Everything ~ A Journey Through Space and Time" by Bill Bryson (one of my favorite authors). Admitted, only focused upon science and knowledge, not civilizations and empires, but still a 570+ page fascinating read on the course of human knowledge discovery. Along with Bryson's usual humor and wit, a great romp through human discovery over the past centuries/millennia.
    https://www.bookdepository.com/Short.../9781784161859
    https://carsonsbookshop.co.nz/p/hist...space-and-time

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  • 17thfabn
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    I just read "The Day of the Panzer".

    It follows L company 15th Regiment 3rd U.S. Infantry Division and the attached Tank Destroyers, Tanks and Cannon platoon. It gives a quick back ground of the unit from North Africa, Sicily and Southern France.

    It concentrates on the small battle at Allan France.

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  • R.N. Armstrong
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    I would bet that it has grown

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  • MarkV
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    Originally posted by R.N. Armstrong View Post

    Sounds like you have a large personal library, easy to do. Do you know how many books in your library?
    Somewhere over 2,000 but I haven't counted them since the last time I moved house 16 years ago

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  • R.N. Armstrong
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    Originally posted by MarkV View Post
    My error - having looked in my library the book I was thinking of was called The Paladins!
    Sounds like you have a large personal library, easy to do. Do you know how many books in your library?

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  • MarkV
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    My error - having looked in my library the book I was thinking of was called The Paladins!

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  • R.N. Armstrong
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    Originally posted by MarkV View Post

    A book of that title gives a history of the RAF in the inter war period but I suspect that it isn't what you are referring to.
    Not sure which title you had in mind, the Praetorians is about the French military in Algeria forming the OAS who turned against DeGaulle, and "The Day of the Jackal" is the OAS hiring an assassin to kill DeGaulle.

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  • MarkV
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    Originally posted by R.N. Armstrong View Post
    "The Praetorians" will give you the lead into "The Day of the Jackal"--another great read.
    A book of that title gives a history of the RAF in the inter war period but I suspect that it isn't what you are referring to.

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