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    Just finished reading Old Soldier's Never Die by Geoffrey Perret, which is a biography on MacArthur. It's my first real exposure to MacArthur so I can't quite comment on the opinions in the book, but I can say that I've never read a biography which was more of a page turner than this one.

    Currently reading No End Save Victory which is a collection of essays from Military History Quarterly on WWII by military historians such as Keegan, Ambrose and Glantz, etc. Quite good, but only up to the Barbarossa essay.

    On deck:
    Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy
    What Went Wrong? by Bernard Lewis

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    I've recently started Stalingrad by Anton Beevor (to lazy to go and check the spelling of the author's name). Finished Utmost Savagery about Tarawa a while back, I thought it was pretty good.
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    • #3
      What a labor day weekend!!

      Now and then bounce back a turn to ya (Tex) and then watch us open ... (hehe, it is even funnier to watch those people waiting in the rain in Queens, why do not they just relax at home with popcorns in front of TV ? ) ....

      gf gone to London ... free man again .... after discovery channel... even a little porn movie

      what a weekend!!
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        Reading "Stranger in a Strange Land" By Heinlin right now; still good every time I read it....I have "Into the Storm" by Clancy and Franks on deck if I can ever get around to reading it.
        "Have you forgotten the face of your father?"

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        • #5
          The last book I finished was Paul Carell's Hitler Moves East 1941-1943. I read his Scortched Earth in 1973 while in college. It just took me a little time to find and read the first volume. I love everything by Carell (German author) that I have read.

          Staying on the same subject matter, I'm now trying to find time to finish War of the Rats David L. Robbins.
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          • #6
            nothing new

            Just got done rereading Fields of battle by John Keegan about the struggles for north America.Been browsing through my copy of Dirty Little Secrets of WWII by James Dunnigan and Albert Nofi,i can't say enough about this book(though the titles a little misleading)Facts facts facts,and more facts and statistics.

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            • #7
              Reading "How Hitler could have won WW2" by Bevin Alexander. Actually pretty interesting in that it follows the progress of the war and shows points where Hitler made the wrong choice. Reminds me of a game of Europe Aflame with all the theatre options he screwed up.
              Our forefathers died to give us freedom, not free stuff.

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                Reading "The Road to Berlin" by John Erickson. I'm almost finished--I read "The Road to Stalingrad" earlier in the summer. Very well researched, but oftentimes a bit dry. Still some really good information. More maps would be nice--"The Road to Stalingrad" had none!

                Also reading "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky. I'm a high school English teacher, and I read it every summer because I give my advanced students summer work. When I crack open this book I always know that my pleasure reading time has ended Still, I actually enjoy reading it--but I'm a sick man.

                Fading Captain
                ". . . those who win every battle are not really skillful--those who render other's armies helpless without fighting are the best of all." Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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                • #9
                  "The Fall of Berlin" and "Stalingrad" by Antony Beevor, "He Rode up Front for Patton" Gen. Ernie Irzyck (Ret.), "The Last Battle" by Cornelius Ryan, and "Naked" by David Sedaris-the damned funniest thing in the world.

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                  • #10
                    I just read "Delivered from Evil" by Robert Leckie A great one volume history of WW2. Vivid and well told. Now im reading "A Frozen Hell" by William Trotter. A great book about the winter war of '39. I always loved the way Trotter explains the situation.

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                    • #11
                      Just started Sword Point by Harold Coyle.
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                      • #12
                        Benpark which would you recommend Beevor's or Ryan's book about the battle of Berlin if you could only read one??
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Maddog
                          Just started Sword Point by Harold Coyle.
                          Have you read any of his other books? I've enjoyed all of them.

                          _Tim
                          "Have you forgotten the face of your father?"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Popester
                            Benpark which would you recommend Beevor's or Ryan's book about the battle of Berlin if you could only read one??
                            Read Beevor's book. The information available today after the opening of the Soviet archives sheds a far more accurate light on the events than what Ryan had available back in the 60's. And like Ryan, Beevor writes in an easy to read fashion.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jag Commander
                              The last book I finished was Paul Carell's Hitler Moves East 1941-1943. I read his Scortched Earth in 1973 while in college. It just took me a little time to find and read the first volume. I love everything by Carell (German author) that I have read.

                              Staying on the same subject matter, I'm now trying to find time to finish War of the Rats David L. Robbins.

                              Both great books, he also wrote two others that I have: 'Invasion: They are coming!' which is about Normandy and 'The Foxes of the Desert' which is about the Afrika Corps.

                              Presently reading Plutarch's lives of Marius; Sulla; Crassus; Pompey; Caesar and Cicero.
                              All but the last being involved in military affairs. Have just reached the stage where at the battle of Carrhae, Crassus is trapped in the desert by the Partian General Surena whose troops are launching waves of arrows down on the Romans.....early use of pure firepower to win a battle.

                              Also on 'Crete: the story of a lost opportunity'. Which is a British account of the German airborne assault on Crete in May 1941.
                              http://www.irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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