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  • HiredGoon
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    "The Conquest of New Spain" - Bernal Diaz

    "Flintlock and Tomahawk: New England in King Philip's War" - Douglas E. Leach

    "The Skulking Way of War: Technology and Tactics among the New England Indians" - Patrick M. Malone

    "Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766" - Fred Anderson

    "Redcoats: The British Soldier and War in the Americas, 1755-1763" - Stephen Brumwell

    "Paul Revere's Ride" - David H. Fischer

    "Washington's Crossing" - David H. Fischer

    "Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War" - Richard M. Ketchum

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  • fatih
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    The Art of War- Sun Tzu
    History of Warfare- Keegan
    Berlin: Downfall 1945- Beevor
    Stalingrad- Beevor
    Inside Hitler's Bunker- Fest
    Forgotten Soldier- Guy Sajer
    Band of Brothers- Ambrose
    Napoleon- Emil Ludwig
    Panzer Leader- Guderian

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  • Eric Weider
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    His Excellency: George Washington.

    An incredible profile of an incredible man.

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  • LRB
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    The entire series labelled originally There Will Be War by Jerry Pournelle as editor.

    The first title gives the series it's name, and there is I think 10 or more titles. They begin low tech and work their way through all the way to far reaching space faring cultures.

    Essentially, the series is the only time I have ever read GOOD scifi where the fiction portion is subservient to having credible real science worked in too.
    The books also feature actual chapter dividers with actual real world science as it would apply to the books basic major theme.

    All the material is what you would term "military science fiction".

    These books are likely only to be found in used locations, as I collected the in the 80s.
    But in all the time since, I have yet to encounter anything to equal them.

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  • liuzg150181
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    Here's my list(not in any order),and might have already mentioned previously:
    -"Hitler:The Study In Tyranny" by Alan Bullock
    -"The Art Of Maneuver:Maneuver-Warfare Theory And Airland Battle" by Robert Leonhard
    -"Achtung Panzer!" by Heinz Guderian
    -"Napoleon On Generalship And The Art Of Command" by Jay Luvaas
    -"The History Of Warfare" by John Keegan
    -"Strategy" by Liddell Hart
    -"The Rise And Fall Of Great Powers" by Paul Kennedy

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  • Crash
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    I had to check to see if this was a WWII forum

    Principles of war for the information age Leonhard
    How wars are won Blevin
    Strategy Hart
    Patterns of conflict Boyd

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  • Full Monty
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    Originally posted by foster
    Armageddon the battle for Germany1944-1945 by Max Hastings
    Top notch Literature, I highly recommend it It.
    I can second that!

    I'm trying to think of the books I found 'inspiring' to read:-

    'Decisive Battles of the Western World' - JFC Fuller
    'Defeat Into Victory' - Field Marshal Viscount Slim
    'A Near Run Thing' - David Howarth

    I'm sure there are others but those three spring to mind as being ones I felt compelled to read several times over.

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  • foster
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    Armageddon the battle for Germany1944-1945 by Max Hastings
    Top notch Literature, I highly recommend it It.

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  • Ellis
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    Army at Dawn - I thought it was outstanding.
    It's very thorough and covers interesting political aspects as well as the fighting in detail.
    It's very well written and so is an easy read in spite of its length.
    I would say it is an essential WW2 read.

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  • LT COL KILGORE
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    What did you think of An Army at Dawn? I read some bad reviews on it. Seen it at bargain price on the clearance table at the book store.

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  • Ellis
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    Bowden: Black Hawk Down
    Atkinson: An Army at Dawn
    Beevor: Stalingrad
    Zamoyski:1812

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  • Kevin Kenneally
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    My Favorites

    Battle at Best - SLA Marshall wrote in the late 1940s.


    Pork Chop Hill - SLA Marshall wrote in the mid 1950s.


    Night Drop - SLA Marshall Bantam Book (Paperback)


    East of Chosin - Appleman wrote and Texas A&M Press published it


    From the Naktong to the Yalu - Appleman wrote for the US Army series

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  • 2054172
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    Here's some

    Nazi Victory ,Crete 1941 by David A Thomas
    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
    Rommel by Desmond Young

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  • Freightshaker
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    About Face by Col David Hackworth. A real eye opener for those who have never served. Col Hackworth defines problems within the Army that still exist today.

    The Blitzkreig Myth by John Mosier is very good also and poses some good questions about misconceptions and assumptions cocerning WW2 and the years leading up to it.
    Last edited by Freightshaker; 27 Nov 05, 18:22.

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  • avachat
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    The Coastwatchers - Eric Feldt.

    A good read about the exploits of the Coastwatcher network throughout New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in WWII.

    Very comprehensive and well written by the Officer in charge.

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