Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Otto, Jan 7, 2007.
its for school so in a way yes
"Fountain pens: The complete guide to repair & restoration" - By Frank Dubiel (1948-2003, RIP). I'm in the process of learning how to fix these things (as another restorer said - "If I'm going to collect them, I may as well learn how to fix them"), so that's what I'm doing.
I'm so glad that college is a distant, dim memory for me.
What is your major?
I am a senior in high school
But when I go to collage my major will be international relations
Alvis Saracen Family.
For the kind of techie book it is, it's very readable. Lots of solid info on the FV600 series and just enough anecdote and history of personalities to keep it interesting, certainly not a completely soporific 'rivet-fest', but at the same time very thorough.
Always loved the Saladin, must have been one of the most succesful Armoured cars ever produced.
Stalwart Prototype (I met a man who lived in one of these once, wood-burning stove and all.) :
Reading ( again ) John E Mack's Pulitzer-prize-winning 'A Prince Of Our Disorder' - still the most interesting biography of T E Lawrence.
When I was a boy, I had a Matchbox Car of this vehicle. It had a canvas (actually hard plastic) roof over the cargo area. It spent all of it's time "driving though the jungle" which usually was the front yard or the flower beds.
Omigod ! Yes, I had one of those.....
It was an 'Alvis' and Matchbox made two types - one was an 'army' green one, and the other was in white 'BP Petroleum' livery.....to remember those details, I must be well sad ......
Civil War Times Illustrated. Just the articles about the south of course. Also I subscribe to Military History, but not interested in much before the Napoleonic Era. Apart from war stuff, I read Ski Magazine, and Playboy's Special Editions. Well, the SE's don't have many words, but a lot of pictures....
I am reading" Last Horizons" Hunting, Fishing, and shooting on Five Continents, by Peter Hathaway Capstick. I have read a good amount of his books, and they are excellent.
I have found that The Source by James A. Michener is a very good book.
I have also thoroughly enjoyed Stephen King's Dark Tower Series. A Heptalogy that follows a man on his quest to save the world. Though our star has more personal vendetta's to avenge.
I just started this, it had good reviews but I cannot say at this time.
King's the Dark tower.
The Masterharper of Pern, by Anne McCaffrey, in the living room.
The Cat Who Walked Through Walls, by Robert Heinlein, in the ... library.
Annihilation, by Jeff Vandermeer, in my traveling bag. (First book in the trilogy, and the one a current movie is based-ish on.)
My Reminiscences of East Africa, by Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck. I've read about this campaign from others and wanted to get his point of view. He's just repulsed the British at Tanga.
Just finished reading it. He's another terrific example of how to conduct a campaign with so little. He lead the British and Portuguese a merry chase in Mozambique.
He did conduct an amazing campaign.
No books currently, due to the heavy reading of loan docs and property surveys. Only a week to go before we close on the new house, then back to books.
Interesting ideas from the General.
“ On most every count, he delivers an imaginative, tightly argued book that is full of salient details…Clark fills a vacuum in the nation’s approach to strategy and shows all of us—soldiers, CEOs, entrepreneurs and politicians alike—how our country can again play to its strengths.” —Army Magazine
Don't forget Marines, Sailors, Coasties and Airmen Army Mag.
Great stories from Bosnia/Kosovo conflicts and how the Russkies respond to NATO.
P.S. I know why the ottoman is still in NATO.
Anybody else think they are treading on thin ice at this time with their total lack of human rights and the continued imprisonment of Pastor Brunson?
Incirlik operations drastically reduced as Germany follows suit. FMS sales should be curtailed Pretty sure we have cut off advanced jet sales to them or are in the process.
erdog's paranoia reaches new heights daily.
Increased Training Ops out of Bulgaria and Greece noted recently - to fill a future vacuum on the South Flank? Hmm?