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  1. Dunkel

    Dunkel Member

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    Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 by Max Hastings. Anyone else read it or know about it?
     
  2. fsbof

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    I thought it was good - see post # 1060 for my comments
     
  3. I-16 Rata

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    Hello gentlemen,

    I was in London this weekend and left short of cash, but with a lot of books:
    - Death was our companion, Tony le Tissier
    - What Stalin Knew, David Murphy
    - The German Army on the Somme 1914-1916, Jack Sheldon

    And on my hitlist and finally in my possession:
    - Tank Men, Robert Kershaw
    - Battle Tactics of the Western Front, Paddy Griffith

    So you can see it was a nice weekend as I also visited The Imperial War Museum.

    Regards,
    I-16 Rata
     
  4. mikebatzel

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    D-Days in the Pacific by Donald L. Miller
    I doubt I will finish it. Chaulked full of inacuracies. Claims at Midway the Kaga was struck by "over 3000 allied bombs". Also makes claims the US Battleships carried in upwards of 15000 crew, MacArthur "invented the Island hopping strategy", and much more. Makes almost no mention that it was the Austrailians leading, not Americans, the push against the Japanese back across the Kokoda trail. As I said, I'm not liking it, though it does have a large and very good selection of pictures.
     
  5. Dunkel

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    I was wondering if anybody knows why the book, Jochen Peiper: Commander, Panzerregiment Leibstandarte is forsale for over or near $100?
     
  6. XcombatX

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    I'm currently reading Anthony Beevor's ''Stalingrad''.

    The books I want to read after that are:

    - ''All the way to Berlin'' by ltc. James Megellas.
    - ''A war to be won - Fighting the Second World war'' by Williamson Murray & Allan R. Millett.
     
  7. Dunkel

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    Anthony Beevor's ''Stalingrad'' is a pretty good book on the battle of Stalingrad.
     
  8. Erich

    Erich Alte Hase

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    Dunkel concerning your request on Jochen P. how many paes in the book and what is the copyright date ?

    am looking at an old article on 352nd fg ace Ed Heller via air classics from August 98.........needs to be redone a bit which I will do for one of my book passages

    E ~
     
  9. Fallschirmjaeger

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    The Longest Winter by Alex Kershaw
     
  10. Skipper

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    Some nice reading ideas! I'm reading MIA by John Havie, RCAF
     
  11. Martin Bull

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    I guess this must be the magnum opus by Patrick Agte. It has recently been reprinted by JJ Federowicz and has never been a cheap book.

    For one thing, it is huge, with many photos which are unavailable elsewhere. The quality of production is high (good-quality paper and binding ). Lastly, as so often in our field, it is a specialized subject from a small publisher - a small print run for such a quality book inevitably means a high price tag.

    We've dicussed this book often before on the Forum. IMPO Agte is a little too admiring and uncritical of his subject ( on reflection, I am understating the case ! ). But without doubt he has had access to sources unavailable to other authors, so, if you are really, really interested in Peiper this is an essential purchase.
     
  12. Kai-Petri

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    Next "Quiet flows the Rhine" By MacLean. German General Officer casualties in WW2
     
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    I like Kershaw. I've read his book The Few, and just started Escape From the Deep about the USS Tang and the plight of her survivors

    Edit: I just cant put it down. Just.....one......more......page
     
  14. XcombatX

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    It definitely is, I'm currently at page 183 of 500 (the German/Romanian forces have just entered the outskirts of the city).

    It's very well written and is very detailed about the experiences of the soldiers and civilians. Also, the small maps and pictures in the book give a great overview of the battle.
     
  15. Dunkel

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    guess this must be the magnum opus by Patrick Agte. It has recently been reprinted by JJ Federowicz and has never been a cheap book.

    For one thing, it is huge, with many photos which are unavailable elsewhere. The quality of production is high (good-quality paper and binding ). Lastly, as so often in our field, it is a specialized subject from a small publisher - a small print run for such a quality book inevitably means a high price tag.

    We've dicussed this book often before on the Forum. IMPO Agte is a little too admiring and uncritical of his subject ( on reflection, I am understating the case ! ). But without doubt he has had access to sources unavailable to other authors, so, if you are really, really interested in Peiper this is an essential purchase.

    Thanks Martin! I kinda figured that was the case. So......(ahem) know anybody who can make a good deal on a used copy of the book?!
     
  16. Herr Oberst

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    Like Schiffer, JJF is pricey, but I am adding that title to my Christmas list, eventhough I'm Santa Claus:D
     
  17. fsbof

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    Best price I've seen is from Roll Models - US$93.50 new
     
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    Goodbye, Darkness; a Memoir of the Pacific War by William Manchester
     
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    my local weekly rag,because my lad has a good picture in it doing a paul gascoigne(best player ever)celebration,after scoring his third goal...yes,a hat trick.that boy runs like the wind.its already in the scrapbook.:D:).
     

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