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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #50 on: July 27, 2005, 04:05:53 »
hmm lets see i am currently reading The long walk by stephen king for like the 4th time, and i am about to start The World According to Garp.

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2005, 04:21:09 »
Grundrisse by Karl Marx
How Scots invented the world by Arthur Herman
The Japanese Art of War
Where Ghosts Walked- David Claye Large
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #52 on: July 28, 2005, 10:11:56 »
"Two nights ago I finished reading The Wars - Timothy Findley"

Good call Sheerin!  What did you think of it?  I'd wager its one of the best books I've ever read.  Findley is fantastic.
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #53 on: July 28, 2005, 11:44:35 »
Finished Ghost of Medak , good read . Just started (again, read it years ago)
The Battle of Long Tan, The legend of ANZAC Upheld by Lex McAuley

It's about a firefight between a company of 6 RAR and a VC/NVA ten times their size in 1966.
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #54 on: July 28, 2005, 12:01:04 »
Dan...you just gave the title I have been looking for for 5 years....

Myself:

Crisis at Bihac by Brenadan O'Shea

The Threat (Inside the Soviet Army) by Andrew Cockburn - dated but a great study on the ability of the Soviets to fight a war in the 80s.....

The Black Company by Glen Cook and;

To rule the waves....Arthur Herman

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #55 on: July 28, 2005, 12:31:22 »
I'm currently reading "Gaunts Ghosts: Straight Silver" by Dan Abnett for a fourth time.  Its an awesome book.
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #56 on: July 28, 2005, 13:22:18 »
"The voice of War: WW2 told by those who fought it"

Can be very dry at times, as some journals are included from less than significant people. On the other hand, includes a lot of interesting personal journals from Pte.'s in Tobruk, El Alamein, Stalingrad etc. as well as men of higher stature such as Churchill, Gen. Montgomery, Rommel... etc.
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #57 on: July 28, 2005, 13:50:33 »
Dan...you just gave the title I have been looking for for 5 years....

Anytime. You want to borrow my copy? 8)

 I agree The Threat (Inside the Soviet Army) by Andrew Cockburn is/was agood source for Soviet bloc . Still have my dog earred copy. Back when they were the bad guys it and Suvurov's books were almost bibles amongst those of us who took "know thy enemy" to heart.
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #58 on: July 29, 2005, 02:28:08 »
Right now I'm working on reading the Lord of The Rings:Return of the King, I've been working on the LoTR series for a few months now (I stopped reading after school and started on The Liberation of the Netherlands which I just recently finished).
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #59 on: July 29, 2005, 12:10:21 »
Focault's Pendulum........by Umberto Ecco
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #60 on: July 29, 2005, 12:25:31 »
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #61 on: July 29, 2005, 13:20:44 »
Being that fact that I've been highly into finding information about the Vietnam War, I am reading the book Vietnam: A History by Stanley Karnow. My highschool teacher gave me the book back in May as he notcied me on some websites about Vietnam, I find the book to be a bit more biased towards America as I am only on the 7th chapter (Vietnam Is the Place). The opening of the dictionary sized book ha, has a really interesting chapter that just kind of leaves you like... ???

All around, so far so good.

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #62 on: July 29, 2005, 13:31:20 »
I'm currently re-reading Mitch Albom's "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" I really enjoy that book.  :)
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #63 on: July 29, 2005, 17:21:40 »
A formal request from my supervisor to get back to work and stop *(&(&&((*(*& about.
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2005, 17:44:43 »
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..and it took me a while to get a hold of him too...... ;)   
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #65 on: August 09, 2005, 09:00:47 »
Just started "Fields of Fire" by Terry Copp...

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #66 on: August 15, 2005, 16:34:43 »
Half way through The Da'Vici Code, its not bad actually...
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #67 on: August 31, 2005, 17:31:30 »
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #68 on: August 31, 2005, 20:28:54 »
Just finished Fatherland by Richard Harris (2nd-3rd time I read it), and just started The Regiment( again) by Farley Mowatt. Also about a third of the way through White Devil an account of Roger Rangers by Stephen Brumwell
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #69 on: September 04, 2005, 22:50:43 »
Down Under by Bill Bryson. Travelogue/history of Australia, first of his books I've read, really enjoying it. Also reading The Last Days of Mussolini by F.W. Deakin, an account of the so-called "Salo" Republic the remaining Fascists set up in Northern Italy after Mussolini's rescue.

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #70 on: September 05, 2005, 23:24:12 »
Introduction to the Study of
MILITARY HISTORY
for Canadian Students
(1953)
In particular "The Defence Of Upper Canada; 1812"

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Canadian Army Journal
Vol. XVII No.1 1963


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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #71 on: September 05, 2005, 23:55:36 »
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #72 on: September 06, 2005, 00:01:22 »
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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #73 on: September 06, 2005, 19:44:00 »
NO MEAN SOLDIER by Peter Mcaleese (read it 4 times i love it )
Mcaleese's Fighting Manual by Peter Mcaleese
Delta Force By Charlie "Chargin" Beckwith

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Re: The "What are you Reading Thread"
« Reply #74 on: September 06, 2005, 20:42:54 »
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Apparently, a "USUAL SUSPECT"

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