Books: What are you currently reading?

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You may want to check out the first book in his American Revolution trilogy also.
Yes, highly recommended. Perhaps the most informative history book which I read all of last year. I'll never view New York the same way again.
 

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Just started Atkinson's second book in his WWII trilogy: The Day of Battle. The Allies have just landed in Scicily. SK2 and SKEP1 both have two Sicilian scenarios. The two in SKEP1 can be combined to make one big two-part scenario. Reading Atkinson has inspired me to break them out. EDIT: SK2 has 1 Sicilian, and SK3 has another, plus the 2 in SKEP1 make four. All of them are worth a replay IMHO. :)
 
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Blink by Malcom Gladwell. This book had been mentioned in a thread some months ago. Jazz recommended it and I reserved it from the library but was never contacted that it was available. I pretty much forgot about it.

Jazz asked me earlier in the week what I thought about it. The library had it this time and I started reading it yesterday at lunch break. I literally couldn't quit reading and pounded out about fifty pages before I had to go back to work. Fascinating book!
 
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Hitler Strikes North: the Nazi invasion of Norway and Denmark by Jack Greene and Alessandro Massignani

I know I have read some things about these battles before, but this is my first book that focusses on them. I am surprised how much Norway suffered from waffling at the top of their government.
 

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Blink by Malcom Gladwell. This book had been mentioned in a thread some months ago. Jazz recommended it and I reserved it from the library but was never contacted that it was available. I pretty much forgot about it.

Jazz asked me earlier in the week what I thought about it. The library had it this time and I started reading it yesterday at lunch break. I literally couldn't quit reading and pounded out about fifty pages before I had to go back to work. Fascinating book!
The thread was " For that glacially slow ASL player in your life. " I still don't know how to provide a link to another thread. 🙄
 
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"The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism" by Katherine Stewart. Her books always make me mad at the people who try to use popular mythology to manipulate voters into giving them political power. They may not even be theists, but just using religion to gain power and control people.
 

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The thread was " For that glacially slow ASL player in your life. " I still don't know how to provide a link to another thread. 🙄
Go to the thread itself and copy the URL from your browser and paste it into the text of your message. The Forum recognizes a URL and presents it appropriately in your message.

 

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Thanks! The OMSIP really appreciates it.
 

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This is worth bookmarking:

 

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"What it is like to go to war" by Karl Marlantes. I've read a lot of "I was there and this is what happened" military history books. They often touch on the killing and dying aspect, but usually only briefly. This book focusses on the impact of killing on the soldiers doing the killing. I wanted to read an examination of this topic. The author was an infantry platoon commander in Viet Nam.
 

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"What it is like to go to war" by Karl Marlantes. I've read a lot of "I was there and this is what happened" military history books. They often touch on the killing and dying aspect, but usually only briefly. This book focusses on the impact of killing on the soldiers doing the killing. I wanted to read an examination of this topic. The author was an infantry platoon commander in Viet Nam.
An interesting topic. I've wondered that myself.
 

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"What it is like to go to war" by Karl Marlantes. I've read a lot of "I was there and this is what happened" military history books. They often touch on the killing and dying aspect, but usually only briefly. This book focusses on the impact of killing on the soldiers doing the killing. I wanted to read an examination of this topic. The author was an infantry platoon commander in Viet Nam.
Another book on that topic.

 

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"Vietnam: An Epic History of a Tragic War" by Max Hastings (Audiobook)
This is my second time round with it. Planning to get a hardcopy this week also.
 

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"Vietnam: An Epic History of a Tragic War" by Max Hastings (Audiobook)
This is my second time round with it. Planning to get a hardcopy this week also.
That is one of about thirty un-read books that I own; just waiting for me to get around to it.
 

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"Vietnam: An Epic History of a Tragic War" by Max Hastings (Audiobook)
This is my second time round with it. Planning to get a hardcopy this week also.
I've read some of his WWII books and found them enjoyable.
 

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Go to the thread itself and copy the URL from your browser and paste it into the text of your message. The Forum recognizes a URL and presents it appropriately in your message.

That assumes the OMOOT knows what a URL is.🙄🙄🙄
 

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Go to the thread itself and copy the URL from your browser and paste it into the text of your message. The Forum recognizes a URL and presents it appropriately in your message.

Just finished reading the part about Van Riper as the Red commander. Brilliant!!

He seems like the type of leader you would want to follow in a combat situation. Marine Generals and Wall Street Traders as soul mates. Who would have thought.
 
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