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Posted by Susofrick on 20 Aug 2008, 07:56

What are we reading at the moment? I am reading 1812 by Anthony Brett-James (letters and memoirs written by those who were there), Racism : a short history by George M. Fredrickson and Everything's Eventual by Stephen King. I've been trying to finish The Game by Neil Strauss, but it is to cynical for me. So what are you reading dear friends?
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Posted by Fenton on 20 Aug 2008, 11:27

I am reading The Inquistor by Catherine Jinks..Really good so far
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Posted by Susofrick on 20 Aug 2008, 11:51

Forgot one book I've just started reading: Waterloo : Hougoumont by Julian Paget and Derek Saunders
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Posted by nybot on 20 Aug 2008, 12:50

I just finished Mark Urban's "Fusilliers" which I enjoyed as it is the prelude to "Rifles" although he wrote them round-the-wrong-way.

My favorite biography in a long time was "Young Stalin" which I flew through considering its size. You could use the hardback as a weapon.
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Posted by jesus on 20 Aug 2008, 12:58

i have finished Cloud of Sparrows, a samurais' history. i really enjoyed this book. i'm starting Sharpe's revenge now. Sharpe's history always are sources of inspiration fot my dioramas!

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Posted by efb on 20 Aug 2008, 13:44

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This is what I was reading before time for reading became something of a luxury.

Notice anything odd about this one?
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Posted by Peter on 21 Aug 2008, 21:01

As told in an other topic I'm reading 1812 Napoleon's fatal march to Moscow. I presume that all the books you all reading are in English?
I'm just curious, because mine is in Dutch, and that's what I prefer, but when they are only in English or French, I will read them to.

@efb: the only thing on the cover of your book I find odd, is the difference between the uniforms the riders wear. I thought that all the British riders in that war were wearing blue uniforms and not red.
Maybe a infantry-officer sepperated from his unit? Is this what you ment?
If it's not right what I said, let the others have there shot!

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Posted by nybot on 22 Aug 2008, 09:57

African history is not something I know much about I must admit but I have a feeling that those are zulus depicted on the cover of the book which would be wrong as the Asante Empire was based around Ghana in West Africa.
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Posted by efb on 22 Aug 2008, 14:15

That's what I observed nybot. The Zulu are only really mentioned in one passage...I guess any ole black African will do. The problem is that the book is written, not by a history buff, but an anthropologist.

I'll get back to it one of these days and let you know if there's a reason for it.

Nice try Peter.
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Posted by Konrad on 22 Aug 2008, 19:17

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Reading this one.I love japan and the samurais.
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Posted by jesus on 22 Aug 2008, 20:11

Konrad, i recommend you Cloud of Sparrows. it's a very enjoyable book!

is your book novel or essay?

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Posted by Adam on 23 Aug 2008, 01:08

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Diary of a Hussar, come Chasseur Lieutenant. Saw Napeloens early battles, wangled a transfer to Spain, felt sorry for the Spanish, disillusioned after Bailen, Went home, blah blah, 1812- doh!

Seriosuly though, a very readable book and a great diary, he has some great details abou tthe countries and was a very honourable young man. Worth a read for anyone into the period.
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Posted by Peter on 09 Sep 2008, 20:45

Just started "Napoleon in Egypt" from Paul Strathern.

Maybe a tip for you Martin?

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Posted by Martin on 10 Sep 2008, 21:11

Hi Peter,

Still busy with the book from Adam Zamoyski about the verdict of Vienna 1814-1815. (500+ pages)
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Posted by Peter on 11 Sep 2008, 19:40

Martin wrote:Hi Peter,

Still busy with the book from Adam Zamoyski about the verdict of Vienna 1814-1815. (500+ pages)


The tip was not for the reading but for buying it (35€).

Remember: birthday money ;-)

Greetings Peter
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Posted by Siegfried on 21 Sep 2008, 21:41

well, at the moment reading Warsaw 1920 by Adam zamoyski. Quite a fine book.
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Posted by Susofrick on 20 Mar 2009, 12:56

Tossed in a lot of other books so I still read 1812 by Anthony Brett-James (letters and memoirs written by those who were there) and Waterloo : Hougoumont by Julian Paget and Derek Saunders. But I've also started to read the book in the background of the picture below, 1914 by Swedish author/journalist Jan-Olof Olsson (aka Jolo). It's in Swedish and about the year 1914 in the different countries that fought in WWI + Sweden.

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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 20 Mar 2009, 14:23

I´m reading "Der Genitiv ist dem Dativ sein Tod" - Ein Wegweiser durch den Irrgarten der deutschen Sprache.

This means: "A guide through the labyrinth of the German language". Very interesting and funny.
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Posted by ColeF on 20 Mar 2009, 14:32

I'm reading Livy's Early History of Rome. Pretty interesting. ;-)
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