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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3195 on: August 31, 2016, 12:26:36 PM »
Ardennes 1944 is an excellent read, as are all the Beevor books.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3196 on: August 31, 2016, 12:31:55 PM »
Ardennes 1944 is an excellent read, as are all the Beevor books.

Agreed. Beevor's right up there with Hastings as one of my favorite military historians.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3197 on: August 31, 2016, 05:02:47 PM »
I read Arena back when it came out.  I really enjoyed it.  I've liked the few things I've read by Forstchen.  Just not sure why mirth hasn't piped in about his connection.





































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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3198 on: August 31, 2016, 05:20:29 PM »
Antony Beevor rocks.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3199 on: August 31, 2016, 08:31:23 PM »
Beevor's Berlin book is easily my favorite, followed by his Stalingrad book.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3200 on: September 01, 2016, 06:45:56 AM »
I read Arena back when it came out.  I really enjoyed it.  I've liked the few things I've read by Forstchen.  Just not sure why mirth hasn't piped in about his connection.

I try not to acknowledge any connection to you. :P
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3201 on: September 01, 2016, 02:55:37 PM »
Beevor's Berlin book is easily my favorite, followed by his Stalingrad book.

Yup - agreed, and also his book on the Spanish Civil War.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3202 on: September 01, 2016, 04:44:50 PM »
I read his Stalingrad book a while ago and loved it. I have the Berlin book here on my to-read shelf.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3203 on: September 01, 2016, 04:49:23 PM »
Anyone read his Crete book?
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3204 on: September 01, 2016, 04:52:31 PM »
Did that come out before or after Stalingrad?
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3205 on: September 01, 2016, 04:54:32 PM »
Before. 1991.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3206 on: September 02, 2016, 05:34:14 AM »
I didn't know he did a book on Crete, nor on the Spanish Civil War. I'll have to check them out.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3207 on: September 02, 2016, 06:30:02 AM »
I just purchased the Crete book through Amazon.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3208 on: September 02, 2016, 10:28:32 AM »
I read Arena back when it came out.  I really enjoyed it.  I've liked the few things I've read by Forstchen.  Just not sure why mirth hasn't piped in about his connection.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #3209 on: September 02, 2016, 11:57:40 AM »
If it's what I think it is, it's not much of a joke*. Might as well profess a connection to King as well.



*though what is around here, really