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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:48 am 
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Fascinating book around the evolution of the anti Hitler conspiracies before and during WWII. Great details around not so well known assassination and coup d'état plots. Amazing how lucky this dude was due to timing and circumstances that derailed kill attempts. I had the opportunity to meet and speak with the author after he spoke at a local event. Guy knows his stuff.


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Tobruk 1941 : australiensarna som hejdade Rommel ("Tobruk 1941: The Australians that stopped Rommel") by Karl-Gunnar Norén. Should reasonably be free of ethnic nationalism since the writer's country of origin belonged neither to the axis nor allied sides. It's pretty crappy in comparison with Frank Harrison's Tobruk: the Great Seige Reassessed, and Harrison was there during the siege...

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Finished Martin's book on the first day of Gettysburg. Really liked it. Did some post-apocalyptic reading and zoomed through the third book of thecStrengthe What Remains series by Pratt. I do love good post-apocalyptic fiction series. Going to start in on The Battle of the Wilderness by Gordon Rhea next

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just got as a gift ....

Swords and Swordsmen
by Mike Loades

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the story of the evolution of swords, how they were made, how they were used, and the people that used them. It doesn't claim to give comprehensive coverage but instead takes certain surviving examples as landmarks on a fascinating journey through the history of swords. Each is selected because it can be linked to a specific individual, thus telling their story too and giving a human interest. So the journey starts with the sword of Tutankhamun and ends with the swords of J E B Stuart and George Custer. Along the way we take in Henry V, Cromwell and Uesugi Kenshin, and there is the most detailed discussion you'll find anywhere of all of George Washington's swords. The chapters on these specific swords and swordsmen are alternated with more general chapters on the changing technical developments and fashions in swords and their use.

The reader's guide on this historical tour is Mike Loades. Mike has been handling swords most of his life, as a fight arranger, stuntman and historical weapons expert for TV and stage. He considers the sword as a functional weapon, work of art, fashion statement and cultural icon. As much as his profound knowledge of the subject, it is his lifelong passion for swords that comes through on every page. His fascinating text is supported by a lavish wealth of images, many previously unpublished and taken specifically for this book.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:21 am 
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Who is reading?



Currently I am reading

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Santa bought be the latter one, the first one is old stock.

Good reading and Happy New Year.

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nelmsm wrote:
Finished Martin's book on the first day of Gettysburg. Really liked it. Did some post-apocalyptic reading and zoomed through the third book of thecStrengthe What Remains series by Pratt. I do love good post-apocalyptic fiction series. Going to start in on The Battle of the Wilderness by Gordon Rhea next


Are the post apocalyptic books the same kind of "everyone shoots everyone on sight" bullshit as The Walking Dead or more serious? Kind of longing for a more thought out series or book in that category. Not saying that The Walking Dead is bad, just saying that it's very light entertainment and while it is fun it is not very well thought through.

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Kameolontti wrote:
nelmsm wrote:
Finished Martin's book on the first day of Gettysburg. Really liked it. Did some post-apocalyptic reading and zoomed through the third book of thecStrengthe What Remains series by Pratt. I do love good post-apocalyptic fiction series. Going to start in on The Battle of the Wilderness by Gordon Rhea next


Are the post apocalyptic books the same kind of "everyone shoots everyone on sight" bullshit as The Walking Dead or more serious? Kind of longing for a more thought out series or book in that category. Not saying that The Walking Dead is bad, just saying that it's very light entertainment and while it is fun it is not very well thought through.


They run the gamut. You can find some that are nothing but constant warfare to those that are more of what you would expect to happen, sure some violence as the have not's turn on the haves but are good stories on people just figuring out how to survive. The series by Pratt are good that way. I get them on the Kindle and you can find lots of free books or very cheap ones, often the first of a series to get you started, and you can read and go from there.

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I can recommend re-reading Orwell's 1984 to adapt to the alternative facts in the modern Oceania. :roll:

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I can recommend Deep Throat to adapt to how much you suck.

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I can recommend Deep Throat to adapt to how much you suck.

Too presidential. :roll:

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