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  1. Mutant Poodle

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    A David Eddings fantasy adventure book. I definitely needed a break from reality literature.
     
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    Touched with Fire (the land war in the South Pacific) by Eric Bergerud
    Dieppe: The Shame and the Glory by Terrence Robertson
    Operation Cobra by Bill Yenne
     
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    I'm reading the BILL THE GALACTIC HERO series, and between them PANZER BATTLES by von Mellenthin and ENCICLOPEDIA DEL ARTE DE LA GUERRA (Warfare encyclopedia) by my old liutenant-general Martinez Teixidó.
    After that i have DEADLY BROTHERHOOD, and THE FIGHTING FIRST.

    Can anybody recommend me a good book about forensic ballistics?
     
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    Wow - I have the first 2 (the galactic hero, and the planet of the robots). I was unaware that Bill (or should that be Bil - 2 L's are for officers only!)had starred in more...

    I'm currently reading Forsyth's 'The Dogs of War', having just finished the Lensman series by 'Doc' Smith.
    It is fun to read a Sci-Fi book and guess when it was written by what technology is prevalent. For example, 50's Sci-fi has no computers. 60's Sci-fi is chock-full of helicopters. And so on.
     
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    I've been looking for that book for long time. I have some books from Forsyth already (The ODESSA file, The day of the Jackal, and some more) but that The Dogs of War is missing. Usually when I go to some second hand bookstore, I found few ODESSA's and many Jackals but no Dogs. Unfortunatelly.
     
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    If you don't mind a rather battered copy (in English) I could send you mine when I have finished.
     
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    Ricky, thanks for offer but I prefer translated book this time.
     
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    That seems fair enough!
    If you ever change your mind, let me know. :D
     
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    Are you sure? Bil is Dutch for buttocks. :grin:

    Welcome back from the USA, by the way, Ricky!
     
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    Thank you! Good to be back. :D

    The whole Bill / Bil thing is a running theme/joke in the books...
     
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    You're welcome. I think I understand that joke, I read some science fiction once about an Alien race where your social status could be seen from the number of 'n'-s at the end of your name. For example, a creature called Krindannnn was a high official. :grin:
     
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    The Fifth Foreign Legion, a three book series based in the future. Science fiction adventure stuff.
     
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    I just finished 'Ship of the Damned'.A fictitious story dealing with the Philadelphia Project.A pretty good read.
     
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    S. M. Shtemenko's "General staff during the war-years"
     
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    Principles of Business Management
    Canadian 4th Edition.

    Geeze, the things we have to do to get a degree in business.
     
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    Yeah, imagine: you have to read a book... Think of the skills involved! :lol:

    :wink:
     
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    band of brothers

    s.e. ambrose
     
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    Armageddon: the Battle for Geramny, 1944 - 1945 by Max Hastings.

    Hastings continues his "The Germans were the best at everything, but the Soviets weren't quite as inept as the Western Allies" rant.

    Actuall, I like him and I think he amkes alot of good points, but he comes across as terribly pro-German. It gets tiresome, I think the Western allies managed to get a few things right.
     
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    rite now im reading a copy of heat magazine...on the aricle at the moment celebs and their saggy bums?
     
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    Very interesting read..

    ...I'm currenlty on Eisenhower - Supreme Commader by Carlo D'Este.
     
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