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Posted: 11/9/2001 1:58:53 PM EST
For me it is "ONCE AN EAGLE"
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 2:05:32 PM EST
"Richthofen, the Red Baron"
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Not really a "novel", but I like "A Military Atlas of the First World War" All types of maps (duh!) or many of the major, and not so major, battles of WW1. Covers land, sea and air battles. Also has an eqipment guide featuring rifles, small arms, artilery, naval and land mines, tanks, airplanes, and zeppelins. A great book, really helps with trying to visualize what was happening during WW1. Av.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 2:22:17 PM EST
I have to second "Once an Eagle." Excellent story, great writing, and a wonderful moral. The only part that I did not understand was why the author made up the last war in the book rather than just calling it Vietnam (which it obviously was). Kyle
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 2:44:42 PM EST
Easy, Sgt. York.
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 3:45:03 AM EST
"A Rifleman Went to War" by H.W. McBride is worth reading, too.
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 4:51:27 AM EST
The Guns of August. Also Solshinietzen(sp) wrote a brilliant book about the Eastern Front, but I can't recal the title. PBS/BBC have a brilliant mini-series about WWI, which I think is better than anything Ken Burns has done. I really think the most awful war for the fighting man was WWI.
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Best overview is John Keegan's "The First World War" Best descriptions of trench warfare (w/ pictures) is "Eye Deep In Hell" Best autobiographical work is "Goodbye to All That".
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 6:06:42 PM EST
I do not recall who wrote it, " A Soldier in the Great War" is a novel about an Italian troop and his life. It is pretty interesting and a real nice read.
Link Posted: 11/11/2001 7:19:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By lonegunman: I do not recall who wrote it, " A Soldier in the Great War" is a novel about an Italian troop and his life. It is pretty interesting and a real nice read.
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Mark Helprin
Link Posted: 11/11/2001 7:30:15 AM EST
No Brainer, 'Goodbye to all that', by the Englishman Robert Graves. Brilliant classical scholar of antiquity and literary giant. Of course T.E. Lawerence's 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom', is equally classic. Gib Class of 66-68 RVN
Link Posted: 11/11/2001 8:08:26 AM EST
Thanks guys. now it is off to the book store! Got to do something besides surf. After the book store I think the range...pat
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Link Posted: 11/11/2001 11:46:17 AM EST
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway and All Quiet on the Western Front
Link Posted: 11/11/2001 1:33:08 PM EST
McBride is awsome. Also want to real his second book Emma Gees. BTW: He was also a Hoosier!!!!
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