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Discussion in 'WWII Books & Publications' started by Mahross, Feb 1, 2004.

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  1. White Flight

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    Hey Cvhiry, your search reminds me of a book I read a few years ago, "Flyboys" by James Bradley. Brushes on the subject.
     
  2. formerjughead

    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    "Building for War"
    Written by the granddaughter of one of the civilian contractors on Wake Island. Discusses many of the events in the year preceding Dec. 7/8 1941 and the contractor's internment in Japan.

    Pretty good read
     
  3. Kai-Petri

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    Kursk 1943 - the View through the Camera Lens-Valeriy Zamulin, Helion & Company 2015, sidottu, 474 pages, over 500 pics
    Thunder at Prokhorovka, David Schranck, Helion & Company 2013
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Tanks in Hell: A Marine Corps Tank Company on Tarawa by Oscar Gilbert .Based on interviews with some of the survivors.
     
  5. YugoslavPartisan

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    Yesterday I started reading Churchill-Stalin correspondence from 1941 to 1945. It's quite an interesting book.
     
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    Nuremberg Diary. Not a fresh take but always find it interesting
     
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    I recently started Schindler's List, a very enticing but saddening book as well. Until know I only heard facts about the Holocaust, but once you add in a first person perspective it really changes the tone.
     
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    YugoslavPartisan Drug

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    I watched the movie which was remarkable. I bet the book is even more interesting.
     
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    So recently I finished Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy and the amount of infighting and setbacks that the Allies had to work through is kinda mind-boggling. The fact that Eisenhower managed to keep the whole endeavor running well is a credit to the man.

    Also the sheer number of tactical setbacks and disasters throughout the North African, Sicilian, and Italian campaigns made me nearly pull my hair out a few times, lord knows that Generals felt at the time!
     
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    I hope to see to see the movie soon as well!
     
  11. YugoslavPartisan

    YugoslavPartisan Drug

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    You won't regret it. :)
     
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    Just started "Stay the Rising Sun" by Phil Keith. The story of the USS Lexington CV-2. Mr. Keith claims to be a historian. First couple of things that caught my eye, were references to Nakajima B5N's dropping Long Lance torpedos. No. Nope. Nuh uh.

    He also writes in too liberal of a story telling mode, as if he were there. Doesn't feel right. I'll continue reading in hopes it improves.
     
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    I find it strange that there are people that don't realize that the "Long Lance" was a very specific model of torpedo that the Japanese used. The IJN used different models and types just like everyone else.
     
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    Reading Blood Red Snow by Gunter Koschorrek. Written earlier and translated into English, it is a memoir of life as a German soldier on the East Front. Supposedly from diary entries made during the war. Interesting so far.
     
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    I didn't get through the first chapter. Horrible, unreadable book. Returned it to the store.
     
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    Spain In Our Hearts.

    It remains of the the saddest aspects of "WWII".
    I do not know if it would have stopped Hitler from expanding East, but it might have saved two generations of Spaniards, and 5 years of God-Awful occupation for other persons of Europe.
     
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    I have a friend that works as a hospice nurse at a veterans home. He is writing a series of books called Medals and Memoirs. The first one is about a survivor of the Arizona he took care of. I was expecting more of a blood and guts story but it was a tear jerk er about his life after the war. I found it for 5 bucks on barnes and nobles. I work as a nurse manager in Lebanon PA for the Vets Administration and it really made me think about how life changes when heroes come home. Not sure what the second one is, but the third is about his father...four tours in Vietnam Nam. Does anyone know of any books from the other side...strategy or otherwise that's a good read...love the science behind war.
     
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    Currently reading Devil's Diary. It's the story of the search for Alfred Rosenberg's diary, which was hidden after the Nuremberg trials. It also traces the rise of the Nazis and quotes from Rosenberg. A good read so far.
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Right now I'm working on "American Caesar". A great big book about MacArthur. I'm hoping it will be an objective look at the egotistical 5 star a-hole.
     
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    hahaha, Fifty- sometimes you kill me.
     

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