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Old 10-01-2017, 01:17 AM   #1726
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Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier

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Old 10-01-2017, 02:44 PM   #1727
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I bought the book in 88-89 read it and some years later I saw a two-part series on TV.

Now when a new remake have been made for cinema I thought it could be interesting to read the book again.

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Old 10-08-2017, 09:52 AM   #1728
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Re-reading this one again as it was a bit hard going first time around..

Kharkov 1942: Anatomy of a Military Disaster Through Soviet Eyes

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Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Legion by Stephen Dando-Collins

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Old 10-22-2017, 01:15 AM   #1730
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White Water, Red Hot Lead: On Board U.S. Navy Swift Boats in Vietnam by Dan Daly

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Just finished "Finland at War: The Winter War" by Vese Nenye et al.

A good account of the events of 1939-40. Volume two details the Continuation and Lapland Wars - one of the few books in English to do so.

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Got both of the books yesterday (English versions). From the little I've had chance to read them they appear to be very well written. The "sin" of foreign writers who've written books about the Finno-Russo wars is oversimplifying things, which is definitely not what you get with these books. The reader is introduced to the topic with lots of photos, commander bios (both sides), maps and diary entries both official and personal.
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Just finished reading The Unseen Olympic, part of a series of books by The History Press on the famous ocean liners of the early 20th century. I've really enjoyed all the books in the series...but this one is borderline terrible. Workmanlike text, well-known photographs, and more than a quarter of the pictures aren't even of the Olympic!

I've written a more in-depth review if anyone's interested:
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:03 AM   #1733
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Storm of Steel: The Classic Memoir of World War I Combat by Ernst Junger

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Old 11-20-2017, 04:36 AM   #1734
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Old 11-26-2017, 04:56 AM   #1735
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Right now reading "The three body problem" by Liu Cixin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Th...Problem_(novel) and it is from 2008!
Beginning with the Cultural revolution and Mao this is a very critical book, and then it easily swings into a full blown Science fiction novel. It helps to have a little(!) background in natural science, details are explained in the appendix though.
Took a long time to get through to the west. Seems China is a it more advanced than "we" thought, but whatever it is an interesting read
First of three books of the "remembrance of earth's past", film being shot in 2016 will be shown in 2017 or so i read.
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The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War by Peter Hart

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Chris Ryan Safe - How to stay safe in a dangerous world, by a former SAS solider.
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The Cruel Sea, a novel by Nicholas Monsarrat
It's a very good and realistic book, about our beloved Flower-class corvette

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Old 12-30-2017, 09:54 AM   #1739
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Pionier! I'M JUST GETTING INTO A CHRISTMAS KINDLE GIFT BOOK MY DAUGHTER GAVE ME:
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...insight into an era in which what was orthodoxy one year might be dangerous heresy the next. The first martyrs were Catholics, who cleaved to Rome in defiance of Henry VIII's break with the papacy. But with the accession of Henry's daughter Mary - soon to be nicknamed 'Bloody Mary' - the charge of heresy was levelled against devout Protestants, who chose to burn rather than recant... a gripping insight into a time when people were willing to die, and to kill, in the name of religion.
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I recently got a copy of 'Między Warszawą A Tokio: Polsko-Japońska Współpraca Wywiadowcza 1904-1944' ('Between Warsaw and Tokyo: Polish-Japanese Intelligence Cooperation 1904-1944') by Kuroyama Hiraoki and Andrzej Pepłoński. As the title suggests, it discusses Polish-Japanese intelligence alliances during that period, such as attempts at secret support for each other against the common enemy in the Russo-Japanese war and the cooperation between Japanese and Polish agents during WW2 (which included getting documents for Jewish refugees to escape the Nazis and go to safety in Japanese territory). I think it's some fascinating history, just wish there was an English translation available to make the reading easier...


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