Discussion in 'WWII Books & Publications' started by Mahross, Feb 1, 2004.
I took me months to change it! Hope you take your statement back for the people-around-you's sake!
Oh ya, and Secret Weapons of World War II by William Yenne.
Was in the midst of George Koskimaki's D-Day: With the Screaming Eagles...
But I got sidetracked upon the arrival of Another Time, Another Place: A U-boat Officer's Wartime Album by Werner Hirschmann. Wonderful memoir from the LI of U 190. Excellent read with numerous interesting photographs from Hirschmann's personal albums!
Well I have finished the book and I think I know why this book is not very widely known about now. While there were some interesting stories about Americans of Japanese descent who served in the Pacific, the first problem with the book that I realized was that there were no footnotes, bibliography or source notes in this book. This raises a huge red flag to me. The next problem is that as the book went on I began to realize that the author I most likely a conspiracy theorist. He makes accusations against the US government that I have seen elsewhere and again the lack of citations makes me dubious as to whether this was made up by the author or if recollections of the events were clouded by memory. I am hoping that it was the latter. Also some basic facts regarding the war in the Pacific were just plain wrong in the book. I would not call it a complete waste of time (I don't believe any book dealing with history is a complete waste) but I certainly would not recommend that anyone spend their hard earned money on it either. The next book on my list is "The Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan" by Ronald Spector
Just got 2 more books today. Osprey's Jagpanzer Hetzer and StuG III & IV. Got them from 'Tollehaus Books',you guys should check them out.
received the soft bound book # 31 from the Polish firm Kagero " 421st NFS" covering the P-61 squadron in the Pacific. an excellent title full of pics and some great profiles, translated by friend Neil Page. the squadron from what I understand has never had a written history about it.........80 pages, Polish/english text.
Also thrown in was a new mag from Poland covering a variety of subject matter like US spitfires and German Ju 88 torpedo bombers, the Jagpanther and some items on WW 1 aviation. all in Polish but great drawings, pics and profiles throughout, 68 pages, and yes some neat archaeology digs. # 1, Militaria
Curzio Malaparte´s "Leningrad burning ahead" ,
an Italian newspaperman in the ostfront.
Malaparte is a great author. haven't read this book, but La Pelle is a great read.
I am into Louis Scully's The battle For Tripsrath, the role of 1st batt. Worchestershire Regt. in Operation Clipper. Self published booklet...Good read...
Just started 'Dieppe revisted: A documentary investigation' by John P. Campbell.
Also readin Azar Gat's book 'British Armour Theory and the rise of the Panzer Arm: Revising the Revisionists' an interesting look at the role of Liddell hart and his influence on the german panzer generals.
Also just started John Lundstrom's 'The First Team' A book on pacific naval air combat in the first few years of the war.
The story of a Finnish waffen-SS man who actually joined the troops after Finland had made peace with the USSR....( after Sept 1944 ).
I also bought a book on German film stars printed in 1943 with 80 pics and 42 interviews. That should be interesting once it arrives by mail. Originally a Finnish book.
Kurowski´s Knight´s Cross holders of the Fallschirmjäger
I have that book, I managed to pick it up for all of £7 at London's South Bank Book Stall. Haven't started reading it yet, but it looks meaty and should be useful.
If you're still reading, check your PMs.
Stephen Badsey's Campaign Series Vol. 1 Normandy 1944. This series goes through everything from planning, logistics, small operations, it seems pretty cool. I have three books of this series, not quite sure how many there are.
Air Force 4 Life
I also just started Stephen Ambrose's "Pegasus Bridge" My aviation class that I'm taking is boring me to death! LOL
Just aquired a 3 volume set entitled A Pictorial History of the Second World War published in 1946. The captions are pretty much worthless but many of the photos are unique.
Ryan Cornelius "The last battle" on Berlin 1945.
Daniel Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners.
Talking about controversy!!!!!!!!
Freddy - very controversial but interesting!!
Yes, it is very interesting, Ross!
The problem is that I pretty much agree with him!