Discussion in 'WWII Books & Publications' started by Mahross, Apr 16, 2003.
Just started Monty's memoirs.
Just starting Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War, 1944-1945 by James Holland.
I recently finished The Remains of Company D by James Carl Nelson. It's an account of his grandfather's service in WW1 and that of many others in the 28th Infantry Regiment of the First Division. It is a harrowing look at life and war in the trenches.
Stalingrad- Antony Beevor
I just finished the unabridged audio of Beevor's D-Day and enjoyed it thoroughly, although the reader's sometimes odd (to these American ears) pronunciations were occasionally distracting. Otherwise, though, it was great.
Just started "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson. Heard great things about it.
Let us know what you thought about it. I enjoyed his earlier works.
Just about finished A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous. Horrifying first person account of a journalist's last 2 months in Berlin before and after Russian occupation. Eye opening to say the least.
I've just started on The War of a Hundred Days. It's about the campaign in Somalia and Ethiopia in 1941.
Read Enemy at the Gates. A bit late, I know, but it gave me a whole new perspective on the Eastern Front. Stalingrad was the epitome of wrong-headedess of Hitler and the horror of the average soldier.
Just started Lost Victories by General Erich von Manstein.
Anybody know of a good book on the battles of Voronezh and the Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket? One of my German uncles was in those two places.
I read Lost Vicores about 20 years ago.
It was arduous.
I just finished listening to 'Tiger Tank' on Audible. I figured since it takes me 30 mins to walk to work in the morning, why not listen to a book while I do so? Pretty vivid descriptions of Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front (mainly in retreat for the author, a Tiger Tank driver). Pretty easy to listen to so I imagine it would also be pretty easy to read.
Actual reading, I am still finishing up 'Tears in the Darkness" about the Bataan Death March, things that proceeded it, and its aftermath. Quite an interesting read.
I also received in the mail my copies of:
Mussolini: The Rise and Fall of Il Duce
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
I am not sure which one I want to read first, or if I read Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill before either of them!
Now reading Ryan's The Longest Day and D-Day Juno Beach: Canada's 24 Hours of Destiny by Lance Goddard.
I'm up to page 163 of The War of a Hundred Days.
The OSS in Burma by Troy J. Sacquety.