Discussion in 'WWII Books & Publications' started by Mahross, Feb 1, 2004.
The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J. Evans
Have just read the (highly) abbreviated version on wikipedia -- he sounds like a remarkable character, very much in the Freddie Spencer Chapman mould:
New John Prados book on Leyte Gulf, wherever that is.
Wasn't that where Mac surrendered?
No, that was at the Bonus March.
He's the man that wrote Combined Fleet Decoded right?
How does this book hold up?
Still on the Prologue. He covers the FDR/Nimitz/God meeting there. Like it so far.
It's amazing what those guys accomplished with little to nothing to start with, and less than no outside help. When reading about their exploits, I often think what would I do, or what could I do in a similar situation.
Pretty good...I have two copies.
Right now I am re-reading his [SIZE=medium]"Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun"[/SIZE]
The Island on Bird Street by Uri Orlev. Young adult book I am sharing with my class. An historical fiction based on his own experiences in the Warsaw ghetto.
I'm currently reading With the Jocks by Peter White. Like a lot of my purchases, I picked this up used by chance because there was one copy at a local store. I'm only a short ways into the book, but I find it extremely vivid and well-written. I've just read the part where he and a few others encounter a Tiger tank and are isolated from the rest of the platoon.
Holding up very well at this point, Some new information on the Japanese power structure I haven't seen before.
Now reading Carroll Glines' The Doolittle Raid: America's Daring First Strike Against Japan and Out of the Depths, memoir by USS Indianapolis survivor Edgar Harrell.
One hundred and eleven pages of preliminaries. I get the feeling he has the deck logs for every ships involved.
The Bible, but "Spearhead: A Complete History of Merrill's Marauder Rangers" is suppose to come in the mail today.... Excited!
A book named "Imprisoned Eagles" that is memo`s of a iranian Pilot Mohammad-Yussof Ahmadbeigee who was a POW.
This is what I am working on nowadays. So far so good, but I'm only in chapter two.
The Rzhev Slaughterhouse
Helion & Company 2013, 269 pages.
Now reading this: