Great Series!Slug said:Classics Illustrated from the 1960s. I know.... I got them on E-Bay and they're really great. I doubt I will ever read the actual books. I like the cartoons. I wish they would re-release the entire series. It's one of the reasons I got interested in history back in 6th grade. Mr. Hogan had a bunch of copies in the back of his room.
Got all those books about the Germans on the east front for free from the US Government printing office in the 1980s. Very detailed inforamtion.aneifer said:I'm almost done reading "Fighting in Hell, The German Ordeal on the Eastern Front."
It is based on the recollections of veteran German commanders while serving in Russia.
It's pretty detailed in the analysis of weather, equipment, roads, rails, tactical movment, terrain, and logistics. A very good read for those who are interested in the Eastern Front.
Another excellent book is "Stalingrad" by Anthony Beavor. I've read it 4 times, and need to buy another copy of it.
That's p 9. You can tell it is going to be a cheery book.There is no sleep the remainder of the night. I toss in my blanket. My body hums with Nephew's pain and with the realization that he has come home only to die.
Anyhow, that's a quicky idea of the book after 50 pages. Excellent work. I'll do a proper review after a second reading, which the book deserves. So, chuck your copy of Wind Talkers on the fire to warm yourself while you read this."We are to go into the front lines today," one near me says.
"'Bout time," Sean Patrick answers.
McCaan tells him to hush.
Elijah leans toward me. "Now we get to hunt," he says.
The windigo will be an important aspect of the book I think. A windigow is a nightmare spirit. It is physical and spiritual famine. It is canabalistic and can turn other people into windigo. Xavier mentions that the morphine is feeding on him. But when it runs out he will be the one who starves to death. Also, earlier Aunt states,The world is a different place in this new century, Nephew. And we are a different people. My visions still come but no one listens any longer to what they tell us, what they warn us. I knew even as a young woman that destruction bred on the horizon. In my early visions, numbers of men, higher than any of us could count, were cut down. They lived in the mud like rats and lived only to think of new ways to kill one another. No one is safe in such times, not even the Cree of Mushkeqowuk. War touches everyone, and windigos spring from the earth.
She isn't speaking metaphorically -yet- her father killed people who where thought to be windigo and was imprisoned for murder. Something the Cree thought was ignorant and malicious. Xavier is her last relative so he must be the last windigo killer I think. He will become windigo and windigo killer. Sounds like a happy ending in the making. Can't wait to see how this turns out and folds back and forth with the WWI stories.I had the power and watched it slowly recede. I am the second to last in a long line of windigo killers. There is still one more.
You may want to have a go at Shirer's book on the collapse of 3rd Republic France. It is an excellent read and shows how it took more than German tanks and Manstein's plan to defeat France. Well worth the time and effort.2054172 said:Finished Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. :scream: