What are you currently reading?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Dr Zaius, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2003
    USA
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  2. hongkongwargamer

    hongkongwargamer PTO neophyte Silver Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2013
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    Reading a historical account of China that starts off from the "Taiping Rebellion" (a Christian kingdom of Heaven around mid 1800s) to post Second Sino Japanese war written by a Japanese scholar and translated in Taiwan.

    It certainly offers a good perspective and the Taiwan translation fills in the parts that China translators skipped.
     
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  3. hongkongwargamer

    hongkongwargamer PTO neophyte Silver Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2013
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    Also starting on this - I am a very visual person, so all the maps and stuff is great for me. Perhaps I will learn a bit before Red Factory comes out?
     
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  4. witchbottles

    witchbottles Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2010
    Rio Vista, CA
    Long punt here - looking for good reference books on the Merovingian Kings era of the Early Middle Age period in Medieval France and the Papal Kingdoms geographical areas.

    Anyone might have a few suggestions?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  5. Rindis

    Rindis Wargamer

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    May 21, 2004
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  6. witchbottles

    witchbottles Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2010
    Rio Vista, CA
    Highly appreciate the tip! :) I will check these two out. I became interested after reading Dr. Paul Freedman's books on the era. Such a bloodthirsty time period in Western Civ. I bet a TV miniseries of this era would make "Game of Thrones" seem like "Alice in Wonderland". ;)
     
  7. Westy

    Westy Active Member

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    Jan 9, 2015
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    Mein kampf. Been meaning to for years. Frightening read.
     
  8. witchbottles

    witchbottles Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2010
    Rio Vista, CA
    it is a scary read.
     
  9. Roy

    Roy Living in Brownbackistan

    Oct 1, 2003
    Wichita
    The Blitzkrieg Legend.
     
  10. Foggy2001

    Foggy2001 New Member

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    Jul 21, 2015
    Norfolk MA
    The Battle of the Tanks - Kursk 1943 by David Clark. I love the fact that he exposes Model's failures on the northern thrust :)
     
  11. witchbottles

    witchbottles Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2010
    Rio Vista, CA
  12. Foggy2001

    Foggy2001 New Member

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    Norfolk MA
    Wow - I didn't know you could dream on line - there are sites for that :mad: Currently - " The Retreat " by Michael Jones :D
     
  13. Dr Zaius

    Dr Zaius Chief Defender of the Faith Staff Member Administrator Moderator

  14. soggycrow

    soggycrow Polish Submariner

    Sep 14, 2006
    Northern Virginia
    Generations have read this so that you don't have to. But if you have new insights let us know.
     
  15. soggycrow

    soggycrow Polish Submariner

    Sep 14, 2006
    Northern Virginia
    My uncle collected books like these.
     
  16. Martin Mayers

    Martin Mayers Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2008
    Manchester
    Is the Shelby Foote series on the ACW as good as I imagine it would be from listening to him talk on the Ken Burns documentary ??
     
  17. Blackcloud6

    Blackcloud6 Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    Shangrila
    Reading Red Dawn by Ralph Peters. I'm nearly done with it. Not bad. At the same time I'm playing Compass games' "Brezhnev's War." I'm five turns in (out of 10) and am enjoying the game much.
     

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