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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4605 on: November 09, 2018, 05:29:58 AM »
Very early Cold War Espionage.
If you're interestted in that, this is turning into a great read.

https://kansaspress.ku.edu/978-0-7006-2192-7.html
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4606 on: November 10, 2018, 09:31:26 AM »
Reading Day of the Barbarians by Alessandro Barbero.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4607 on: November 10, 2018, 08:57:30 PM »
Just finished, "Rebel Yell" by S.C. Gwynne, an excellent biography of Stonewall Jackson.  :bd:
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4608 on: April 28, 2012, 12:05:59 PM »
Is this where you got a lot of those regimental histories you've been reporting in the other category? Those are good reading.  O0

Actually, all of those I got as free PDF downloads from either the US Army Center for Military History, Google Books, or the Internet Archive.

I usually just do a search on the regiment. Say the "305th infantry", and then came up with all sorts of good stuff, including the regimental histories.

WWI is easier than WWII because most of the books are out of copyright.   

Here are some samples:

305th Infantry, 77th Division
https://archive.org/details/cu31924027818461

From Upton the Meuse, 307th Infantry, 77th Division
https://archive.org/details/fromuptontomeuse00rainrich/page/n7

313th Infantry, 79th Division, "Baltimore's Own"
https://archive.org/details/historyof313thus00thor/page/n5

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4609 on: November 10, 2018, 11:14:40 PM »
Just finished, "Rebel Yell" by S.C. Gwynne, an excellent biography of Stonewall Jackson.  :bd:

I've got Rebel Yell here on my nightstand.  I'm not enjoying it as much as I'd hoped, though.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4610 on: November 16, 2018, 08:59:28 PM »
How far along are you Toonces?
"Take a look at that". Sgt. Wilkerson-- CMBN. His last words after spotting a German tank on the other side of a hedgerow.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4611 on: November 16, 2018, 09:35:23 PM »
Early.  Maybe 100 pages; I think I stopped just after he earned his first star.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4612 on: November 17, 2018, 06:39:56 AM »
I recently read Sherman's autobiography which I thought was very interesting. Enjoyed it, it was a good read.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4613 on: November 17, 2018, 03:34:51 PM »
Just started The Indian World of George Washington. Fascinating topic, but this is very dense, like a college text.

May skim it and then move on to Autumn of the Black Snake, about the founding of the US Army in the late 18th century, to expand US borders and fight Indian tribes.
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