Discussion in 'The Library' started by Skua, Feb 16, 2004.
A David Eddings fantasy adventure book. I definitely needed a break from reality literature.
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
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?
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.
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.
If you don't mind a rather battered copy (in English) I could send you mine when I have finished.
Ricky, thanks for offer but I prefer translated book this time.
That seems fair enough!
If you ever change your mind, let me know.
Are you sure? Bil is Dutch for buttocks. :grin:
Welcome back from the USA, by the way, Ricky!
Thank you! Good to be back.
The whole Bill / Bil thing is a running theme/joke in the books...
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:
The Fifth Foreign Legion, a three book series based in the future. Science fiction adventure stuff.
I just finished 'Ship of the Damned'.A fictitious story dealing with the Philadelphia Project.A pretty good read.
S. M. Shtemenko's "General staff during the war-years"
Principles of Business Management
Canadian 4th Edition.
Geeze, the things we have to do to get a degree in business.
Yeah, imagine: you have to read a book... Think of the skills involved! :lol:
band of brothers
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.
rite now im reading a copy of heat magazine...on the aricle at the moment celebs and their saggy bums?
Very interesting read..
...I'm currenlty on Eisenhower - Supreme Commader by Carlo D'Este.