Have YOU read any good books lately?

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Have YOU read any good books lately?

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:23 am

Well, have you?

I thought it might be of interest to others if, having read a good book you might take a little time to tell everyone about it. No heavy critique but a general idea of the content, the ISBN and of course, title and author!
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Re: Have YOU read any good books lately?

Postby Niner » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:03 am

Are you talking about gun collecting related or any book you particularly like?

Public Broadcasting, PBS, has a show going now about the 100 best loved books of all time as determined by survey. I read the list and frankly think the survey must have been by the same outfit that assured CBS and NBC that Hillary was going to win the last election. For instance...they have Tom Sawyer on the list but leave out Huckleberry Finn. Everybody ....well lots of educated people...know that Huckleberry Finn was a landmark in the direction novel writing would take and had far more depth of meaning than Tom Sawyer. It does contain a lot of books that were movies that I wouldn't go search for to read.... Jurassic Park and Hunt for Red October for instance

http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/books/#/
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Re: Have YOU read any good books lately?

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:44 pm

Well, I had thought more of books relating to the Military to be honest - Amy, Navy or Air Force including weapons, battles, campaigns but also inventions and the development of units within the arms.

For Example........

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The book contains letters to John Vandeleurs parents during his time serving with Wellington in the Peninsular War.
He was commissioned as an ensign in the 71st Highland Light Infantry on May 9th 1809. He retired and sold his commission as a Lt.Colonel in the 10th Hussarts on the 29th December 1841. He died, aged 71 on April 1st 1864 at Ballincourty in Country Limerick.

The letters are edited and commented on by Andrew Bamford who puts 'meat on the bones' and helps the reader to better understand the campaigns of the Peninsular and Waterloo

ISBN 1848327749 Published by Frontline Books 2015
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Re: Have YOU read any good books lately?

Postby Niner » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:14 pm

If you are talking military stuff, I'm reading Campaigning with Grant by Horace Porter. It's on Kindle and a free download. I'm also reading Memoirs of Service Afloat by Raphael Semmes.

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