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  1. Riter

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    Put down Saga to read Alan Scott's Born to Survive. It's an autobiography of a RAF fighter pilot.
     
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    Four Hours of Fury by James Fennelon. Its about the 17th Airborne and Varsity.

    There are endnotes and they're arranged by chapters and then pages. Instead of endnote #s, they start with page #s and then the first words of the relevant sentence.
     
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    Still plowing wildly through John Scalzi's military scifi. He wrote 140 books so this might be the capper for me.
     
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    Alone by Michael Korda. Just started it. It's England's fight from the beginning of WW2 to Dunkirk, when England truly fought alone.

    Incidentally, re-read Stranger in a Strange Land. Ok, but it didn't have the same impact that it did 55 years ago.
     
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    It was groundbreaking for the times. Helped pull us out the pulp era.
     
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    Stephen Ambrose's D-Day. First time in decades I picked up a Stephen Ambrose book.
     
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    This one has good academic research on the subject and for that reason is worth getting. However, Mills' conclusions and historical analysis on the macro scale is absolute crap. He consistently finds Germans doing stuff where they did or contributed nothing. So, read it with that in mind.

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    O'Reagan's book is a solid academic source on the postwar exploitation of German technology, science, and engineering. If anything, it puts to rest that Germany was some paragon of these areas far beyond their opponents. What it shows is Germany had some contributions postwar in some areas, and in others the various Allies found they were far behind what they were already doing. In many cases, it was wash where Germany was doing something and the Allies were doing it a bit differently.
     
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    I put down Ambrose for Anthony Beevor's The Battle of Arnhem.
     
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    You want to make a realistic war movie? Put everybody in a blacked out theater. Lock the doors. Don't let them out for a year. Feed them ... can't say it here.

    You'll have a hit on your hands.
     
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    Alf Blackburn's War Memories.
     
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    Alf Blackburn's War Memories.
     
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    Now this……I have his other two books to make the trilogy. He is one of my favorite WWII authors.
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    I'm doing my dam(n)est to finish "Stranger In A Strange Land" but just received
    "Pilot Manual for the Mitchell Bomber B-25 - Restricted : Headquarters, AAF, Office of Flying Safety". I've got three months to study-up.
     
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    Finishing up The Old Man's War sextet.
     
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