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Posted by ModernKiwi on 20 Mar 2009, 21:47

The First World War by John Keegan
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Posted by ModernKiwi on 20 Mar 2009, 22:50

Corvus wrote:I'm reading the 'a song of ice and fire' series.


Fire and Ice was what inspired me to get into medieval stuff.
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Posted by ModernKiwi on 21 Mar 2009, 00:51

Hmm yes, Stark to York isn't such a big leap either.
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Posted by Chasseur on 21 Mar 2009, 01:59

Advanced War Games by: Donald Featherstone
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Posted by Paul on 21 Mar 2009, 11:16

In Quest of the lost Legions by Major T. Clunn MBE, it´s a big subject here in Germany a the moment, and the man who planted trees by Jean Giono.
At the moment of edit, re-reading tony clunn´s Lost legions
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Posted by nybot on 21 Mar 2009, 12:11

I just finished Sharpe's Rifles and last night started Sharpe's Eagle.

I love these books as you know exactly what you are gonna get. Although from here on in I am going to try to read them in chronological order rather then starting with Waterloo and going backwards as I have been doing before.

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Posted by efb on 17 May 2009, 21:46

TV & Showbiz section of the Daily Mail online.
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Posted by Waterloo on 17 May 2009, 22:27

I have a few on the go.

I'm poking away at various sections of Mark Adkin's "The Waterloo Companion", and I'm reading "A Very Brilliant Affair", a book about the battle of Queenston Heights during the War of 1812.

I am also starting a side book called "Blackwater", about the mercenary company from the U.S.

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Posted by Paul on 02 Jul 2009, 18:23

Caeser´s invasion of Britain by Peter Berresford Ellis. came out in 1978 but has stood the test of time, loads of stuff about the celts and their social structures, beliefs and possibly what they thought of the romans.
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Posted by je_touche on 02 Jul 2009, 20:17

Fraser, George MacDonald: The Steel Bonnets. The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers, London: HarperCollins 1995 (many more editions, first published in 1971)

Highly recommended, excellent read.
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Posted by Fenton on 03 Jul 2009, 00:14

English Civil War by Peter Young and Richard Holmes...A fine little book for an overview of the whole period if you (like me) dont know a huge amount about it
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Posted by Chasseur on 03 Jul 2009, 01:46

I finished reading War gaming Air-Borne Operations by Featherstone and I am currently reading Victoria Colonial Warfare Africa by the same author.... Jeff
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Posted by rpardo on 07 Jul 2009, 18:33

Napoleon's Cursed War: Popular Resistance in the Spanish Peninsular War by Ronald Fraser
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Posted by ColeF on 07 Jul 2009, 23:09

The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius. Awesome book, it really improved my opinion of Julius. :-)
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Posted by Susofrick on 09 Jul 2009, 08:01

Right now I'm reading a Swedish book about early medieval Europe (400 AD - 800 AD). It is not translated to English, but the title would be something like "Time of heroes and saints". It is written by Swedish historian Dick Harrison. I haven't finished 1812 or 1914 yet :oops: (I have taken a small break from these two books), but I've ploughed through Raymond E. Feist's fantasy-series "Conclave of Shadows" (3 books) and "Darkwar saga" (3 books) in the meantime. Plan to read "Children of the furtrade" during the Autumn.
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Posted by efb on 09 Jul 2009, 13:46

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I found it in this little used book store...in the tiny little town up north where my inlaws live.

It's not the best written book I've ever read...a lot of block quotes (one that's a page and a half long :nono: ), but the informations good.

I wasn't really aware of how big a role some of these small gunboats played in the Crimea.
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Posted by Wheeling Turn on 09 Jul 2009, 22:06

at the moment it is Ravenor Rogue. last book in the ravenor trilogy by Black Library/GamesWorkshop
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Posted by Paul on 23 Sep 2009, 16:19

"The illustrated Pirate Diaries" published by Terry Breverton, from an original diary by Alexander Exquemelin, who was a ships Surgeon with Captn Henry Morgan.
Original titel of the first published edition in 1678 " De Americaenische Zee-Rovers".
Originally written in French it was then translated from dutch into german , then into english and now I´m reading the german version translated back from english. !!! However much has been lost in translation it shows that Pirates could organise themselves highly effectively into small armies and beat much larger groups of soldiers. It also tells of their cruelty, but it seems that what they got up to was pretty normal procedure at the time.
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Posted by Peter on 23 Sep 2009, 19:31

At the moment a book of one of my favorite writers; Clive Cussler. More specific "The Navigator".

Greetings Peter
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Posted by Maurice on 23 Sep 2009, 19:37

At this very moment I am reading new posts on this forum :)
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