Discussion in 'WWII Books & Publications' started by Mahross, Feb 1, 2004.
I read Storm Over Leyte. I found it fascinating. Let me know how Lapham's Raiders strikes you.
The World Remade, America in World War I, by G.J. Meyer http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-world-remade-gj-meyer/1123910186?type=eBook
It is an advance uncorrected copy i got from LibraryThing.com to read and critique. It goes on sale in March.
Just started it last night.
I loved that book. It's what got my interest started in WWII US Navy as a kid. I really like Morrison's writing style as well. You are correct, the amount of detail in the full official history is incredible.
Read it when I was a lad. Probably the first naval history book I read. I was maybe 9 or 10.
Will do. I picked up "Storm Over Leyte" on your recommendation.
I am not reading the book but skimming through it; however, a few paragraphs are worth noting from the conclusions of the chapters which cover assessment of each of the six nations -- UK, US, USSR, Nazi, Fascist and Imperial Japan. The ideas therein can be applicable to other economic assessments of combats and fighting.
From the UK experience,
From the US experience,
From the Italy experience,
From the Soviet experience,
Near completion of The Plots Against Hitler, by Danny Orbach. Captivating!
Finished The Fleet at Flood Tide last night. All in all, well worth the price.
Now reading Dan Kurzman's Fatal Voyage: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis.
Currently reading Liddell Hart's History of the Second World War.
I'm about to start on Nomohan 1939.
Now reading Hidden Warships by Nicholas A. Veronico.
Reading "Hell From the Heavens" by John Wukovitz.
Finished up "Lapham's Raiders". Not a bad read, but I believe that I am getting very familiar with the Guerrilla movement in the Philippines. Might give that genre a break for awhile.
Here's what I am delving into today, at Lou's recommendation of course.
I'm almost done with The Raider Kormoran. I'm up to where she fights the HMAS Sydney.
Neptune by Craig Symonds. About half way through. Good look at the preparations necessary for D-Day. Easy to read, but thorough.
Lou, you go through books pretty quick. Y'all must get snowed in a lot up there.
No snow, but I like to read. I feel as though I'm slower than others. Doesn't matter the speed,, the important thing here is that we read. How are you enjoying the Leyte book?
Just finished Tigers in the Mud again.... Always enjoy it.
I have not read that in a while. Once I finish Hornfisher's new "The Fleet At Flood Tide", I think I will be rereading Carius.
Just getting through the introduction. Came home the other night from choir practice and was not in any condition or mood to get into any reading. So far, so good. Expectations are high for this one.