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  1. C.Evans

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    Still reading Hitler's Generals. Im on the part about Fritzch and Beck.
     
  2. Friedrich

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    Good for you, Carl! Fritsch and Beck's chapters are the very best of the book. :cool:
     
  3. Onthefield

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    Anyone know how accurate the facts are in Flyboys, they seem overwhelming but justifiable? :confused: :eek:
     
  4. Mussolini

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    I think they are pretty accurate (referring to all the information on the Japs or the actual story about the Flyboys?). I have yet to finish the book (caught up in school work and the like) but the Author interviewed the few survivors from Chiwa Jima (i believe) and must have read the declassified trial papers about it. So i would assume it is pretty accurate. Have you read his other book called 'Flags of our Fathers?' about the flagraising on Iwo Jima? His dad was one of the 6 men in that famous picture.
     
  5. Kai-Petri

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  6. Mahross

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    I've just started William Fowlers - The Commandos at Dieppe. The story of 4 Commandos attack on the Hess Battery, Operation Cauldron. The only part of Operation Jubillee that is said to have been a success.
     
  7. Onthefield

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    Well I just started Ryan's A Bridge Too Far to do my checking up on it and amazing history book with great writer. :cool:
     
  8. Greg A

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    I've begun reading the Bible.

    Greg
     
  9. Erich

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    Greg, good job ! U can't beat that.........

    Erich ♠ starting to look back on some of his old books from the 1950's......
     
  10. FramerT

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    Still waiting for my "Ploesti" book to arrive! :confused: Re-reading "In Deadly Combat" in the mean time.
     
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    "In Deadly Combat"....good book
     
  12. Onthefield

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    The Bible is definetly a given at all times on the list ;) but besides that Ryan's Bridge Too Far is really good so far.
     
  13. Friedrich

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    Na... the Bible is not that worth it, speaking about technical Literature aspects... :rolleyes: Unless of course, you know archaic Greek. [​IMG]

    If you want to read a very good Greek literary work, read the Illyad, not the Bible. ;)

    P. S. I'm not a pagan.
     
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    Currently reading Bondmen made Free by Hilton. This is the record of mediaeval peasant's revolts and the ideologies behind them.

    Regards,
    Gordon
     
  15. Friedrich

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    Currently reading "The memoirs of Hadrian" by Marguérite Yourcenar —an incredibly beautiful historic novel—, "Humanism and Jewish Culture" by José Gordon (editor), "The Aphocryphal Gospels" and Dan Brown's undeserved-best seller "The Da Vinci Code" —just not to miss a very popular conversation and bashing this author and his "carefully researched investigation" :rolleyes:

    :D [​IMG]
     
  16. Martin Bull

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    OK,OK - I got culture, too ! [​IMG]

    Currently reading Sean Egan's 'Not Necessarily Stoned, But Beautiful - Jimi Hendrix And The Making Of 'Are You Experienced' '

    :cool: :cool:
     
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    "A Roof Cutter's Secret's". Amazon.com just e-mailed; my "Ploesti"book won't be shipped til 1 May!Grrrrr! :mad:
     
  18. Onthefield

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    Soory to hear about that Framert. Hope to see it in your hands before that, great book!
     
  19. FramerT

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    Just ordered the Ploesti book and 2 books about the "seige of Sevastopol" from Barnes@ Noble. Now it's wait,wait...... [​IMG]
     
  20. Mahross

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    Martin - i don't believe it! you've got culture :D that i got to see

    Anyway i have just finished Sondhaus' Naval Warafe 1815-1914 and i'm just about to start Mellingers Airwar: Theory and Practice.
     

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