- Feb 27, 2010
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- Chicago, IL
Hope you are thoroughly enjoying it. Just reminds me of how disappointed I was with the movies.In the middle of rereading LotR. Just finished the first half of The Two Towers. It's been a long time since I've reread them and I've been enjoying rediscovering details I forgot.
I think I have that one on my shelf somewhere, I can't remember if I ever made it through the whole thing or not. I shall have to check.Just finishing The Retreat by Michael Jones about the failed attempt to take Moscow in 1941.
When describing the Germans celebrating Christmas he relates a story where a Russian officer was in church with the Germans. I've read this account before and I know this is the first time I've read this book. I can't recall the other source where I read this account. Anyone have a clue?
Btw The Retreat is an ok read, nothing extraordinary.
Lol I am attempting to finish Vicksburg, Grant's Campaign That Broke the Confederacy. I had checked it out from the library but had failed to finish it as it was my toilet book, if you get my drift. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how it is considered, I usually finish the task at hand rather quickly and don't feel like sitting in my own vapors so reading time was brief.I think I have that one on my shelf somewhere, I can't remember if I ever made it through the whole thing or not. I shall have to check.
I am reading a couple books now - one in bed at bedtime, another on my kitchen table to dinner reading.
Dinner reading is George Washington on leadership, which is fascinating.
At night trying to get through Guy Sajer's FORGOTTEN SOLDIER, decided to really sit down with it after seeing yet another internet discussion about it. I admit as I reread it, it is very well written, but the details are so crisp I have a hard time buying it as an autobiography. Sajer crawls across a field at the start of the battle of Kursk and can remember every detail of every patch of ground he crawls over. I am enjoying it much more by just assuming it is fiction.
Sounds interesting. I'm so far behind on my reading I can't even finish the Vicksburg book. Too busy painting the house.
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Finally laid hands on BAYONETS AND BLOBSTICKS: THE CANADIAN EXPERIENCE OF CLOSE COMBAT 1915-1918. Author's intent is to dispel what he says is a myth - that bayonets were rarely used in the First World War.