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Posted by MABO on 29 May 2011, 21:07

I am reading "The last battle" from Cornelius Ryan. It is very interesting and full of informations.

I think you know his other books: The longest day & A bridge to far
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Posted by zzed on 13 Oct 2011, 21:30

Osprey Elite 151 - WW2 Jungle Warfare Tactics - a very good read, I can only recommend it
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Posted by Cuchulainn on 14 Oct 2011, 19:21

Thirty Years War era books:
A.L. Berridge - Honour and Sword, and In the Name of the King
about France in late 1630s and 1640 (Rocroi). Absolutley brilliant historical fiction
Pierre Pevel The Cardinal's Blades, and The Alchemist in the Shadows
on the fantasy side but set in same time period
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Posted by luchs on 14 Oct 2011, 19:29

MABO wrote:I am reading "The last battle" from Cornelius Ryan. It is very interesting and full of informations.

I think you know his other books: The longest day & A bridge to far


i have read "the longest day" and " a bridge too far" but not "the last battle"..is about berlin's battle..?
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Posted by MABO on 14 Oct 2011, 19:44

Yes, this is the final part. But in this book, the last weeks of WWII in Europe are described. The struggle in the East and West. Like the other books it is very interesting. I can only recommend it.
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Posted by Susofrick on 25 Oct 2011, 12:44

Taking a break from Cornwell's Saxon Chronicle (in Swedish and not everything published yet), Martin's Song of Ice and Fire (a couple of books left to write :? ), Peter Englund's book about WWI (that book NEEDS pauses!). Now I'm reading Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick (ISBN 978-0-099-52124-2) about Custer's last stand. So far (page 11 :oops: ) a pretty good read.
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Posted by Panzer_M on 28 Nov 2011, 08:28

started, over the long weekend.
From Normandy to the Ruhr: With the 116th Panzer Division
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Posted by zzed on 29 Nov 2011, 19:50

Osprey campaign 240 - Wabash 1791, it is fantastic :drool: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by vellek on 07 Dec 2011, 19:54

Just finished the third installment of Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles; now switching gears to The Hunger Games, which while a "children's story", seems to be the choice of everyone on the train!!
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Posted by Zed1 on 07 Dec 2011, 21:01

I'm currently reading two different books: Nation (Terry Pratchett) and The second kingdom (Rebecca Gable).
Well - I dont know which one I'll finish first.
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Posted by Victorious Secret on 11 Dec 2011, 02:51

My current bathroom reading:

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Painting Miniatures by Danilo Cartacci.

Meat and potato kind of how-to book. Rare but if you can find a copy, it is totally worth the price.

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Posted by Susofrick on 03 Jan 2012, 09:02

Looks like I'm in a WildWest-period right now. After finishing Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick (very good), I've read a Swedish book about Custer's last stand and now from a tip from our friend mekelnborg started with Little Big Man by Thomas Berger. Great movie and great book! After that I plan to read The Return of Little Big Man by the same author. Got nothing to do with the movie though, it's from 1999. After that I will try to get back to my Medievals, or at least find some other period! :-D
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Posted by Gowan on 03 Jan 2012, 09:37

Well with the hobbit coming up I thought I would re-rerad all my toilkien books :love:

Right now I am reading about the Third age in the Unfinnished tales
Then I am onto to:
    The Silmarilion... A notoriusly hard read, already read it 2x
    The Children of Hurin... read it once
    Tales from the perilous lands... Not sure if that is what it was called I don't have it to hand....Read it once
    The Lord of the Rings...All three...read them all once
    and to top it all off, if my friend would have finnished reading it in time.... The Hobbit...read it twice....has been read to me once...and I read 3/4 of it but then the dog chewed up the book and I had to buy a new one and start over
Wow that is alot of books :drool: . I may read at a respectable pace but can I read all that before the release of the Hobbit an Unexpected Journey? :scratch:
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Posted by dykio on 09 Jan 2012, 18:21

At the moment im reading some very heavy literature :-D .anybody ever heard of bob evers. Some of my childhood books i found in the article. Real fun to read them again.
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Posted by Susofrick on 12 Apr 2012, 14:24

Right now reading Waterloo by Mikael Tamelander. Only available in Swedish though. and as usual a lot of other books too
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Posted by Winttrix on 12 Apr 2012, 18:39

Seeing Phalanx's Panzerbear I'm going to have to start reading His Dark Materials all over again :roll:
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Posted by ZachB on 17 Apr 2012, 11:54

ModernKiwi wrote:The First World War by John Keegan

Wow you should get a medal just for reading through it! I'm reading the Face of Battle by John Keegan.
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Posted by DanV. on 18 Apr 2012, 22:52

The Lord of the Rings- The Fellowship of the Ring. For the first time [ :oops: ] and it has been great so far, looking forward to reading complete LotR.
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Posted by dykio on 25 Apr 2012, 14:23

just started the wheel of time part 10 crossroads in twilight. . After part 9 i had lost interst because it goes on and on and on on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and ....well you get my point.
But after an interval of almost two years i'm in shape to finish the remaining 3 (or 4) parts.....(I think)
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Posted by Mário on 03 May 2012, 13:49

I´m reading "The Art of War" by Nicolau Machiavel, excellent for renaissance warfare and also some lessons for all times. Iit is very interesting how evident it is that he read Vigécious' book.

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