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Re: Reading

#301 Post by nelmsm » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:41 am

chijohnaok wrote:While I have not started reading it yet, I wanted to post regarding this:

https://www.amazon.com/Harms-Way-James- ... oks&sr=1-1

The book is “Harm’s Way” by James Bassett.

This is the novel on which the 1965 film “In Harm’s Way” by Otto Preminger was based.
The film starred John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Burgess Meredith.

The Kindle version of the book is on special right now for 99 cents, regularly $9.99.
Thanks for the alert. Went ahead and added it to my growing list of books to read. I think I'm about to the point now that if I retire tomorrow and read a book a day I'll be busy for the next 6 years.
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#302 Post by chijohnaok » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:05 pm

Currently reading:

COCHRANE
The Real Master and Commander

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DAVID CORDINGLY

Reading it on the Nook app from Barnes & Noble
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#303 Post by nelmsm » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:10 am

Finished the first of Palmers trilogy on The Battle of Chickamauga and now plowing through Alan Schom's book on Napolean Bonaparte.
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#304 Post by chijohnaok » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:00 pm

Episode one of a new audio book is up on You Tube:
Tune in for the first thrilling instalment of the true story of The Bridge Busters, a forgotten RAF mission to thwart Germany's invasion of Britain in 1940 carried out by a collection of brave British and Australian aircrew sent on a mission so important and so dangerous that few would be expected to return alive!

Based on the book 'The Bridge Busters', written and narrated by Mark Felton.

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#305 Post by C_S » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:23 pm

Finished the first of Palmers trilogy on The Battle of Chickamauga
Grew up near there and walked the battlefield many times. If it mentions Wilder Tower I've climbed it. Also been to the top of Lookout Mountain. Missionary Ridge and so on. The area seems highly defensible, the terrain is rugged. The Yankees pretty much over runned it. An example of how outclassed the souf was.
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Re: Reading

#306 Post by nelmsm » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:48 pm

Finished up Schom's book on Napoleon and also the Burke Davis book on Sherman's March. Working on Guenzlo's book Gettysburg: The Last Invasion. Really enjoying it so far and add somethings I hadn't read anywhere else concerning some the friction between commanders and so on.
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#307 Post by nero » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:20 pm

nelmsm wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:48 pm
Finished up Schom's book on Napoleon and also the Burke Davis book on Sherman's March. Working on Guenzlo's book Gettysburg: The Last Invasion. Really enjoying it so far and add somethings I hadn't read anywhere else concerning some the friction between commanders and so on.
I have read both Davis' Sherman's March and Guelzo's Last Invasion. Especially I enjoyed Guelzo's book which is relatively recent. ;)

In Davis' book there is humor -- Kilpatrick's message to Sherman: "I just renamed Barnwell to Burnwell". :roll:
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#308 Post by Anthropoid » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:00 pm

Should have my library fully unpacked and shelved in the next few weeks! The master carpenter who is going to build shelves in my Man Cave Walls starts work next Wed. I'm looking forward to reading again.

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#309 Post by nero » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:08 pm

nelmsm wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:10 am
Finished the first of Palmers trilogy on The Battle of Chickamauga and now plowing through Alan Schom's book on Napolean Bonaparte.
I just came up with this video.



Is it any good?

I find it quite good. But what do I know. :roll:
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