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Link Posted: 1/11/2024 7:36:59 PM EDT
[#1]
John McManus' The Dead And Those About To Die.  About the Big Red 1 @ Omaha.
Link Posted: 1/13/2024 4:52:08 PM EDT
[#2]
Dear Child by Darryl Smith.  Civil War letters.
Link Posted: 1/14/2024 6:37:02 AM EDT
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The Last of the 357th Infantry by Mark Hager.

ETA:  It has good insights about the soldier's childhood and growing up during the Great Depression.  He loved school but had to leave it to work in the mines.  To get out of the mines he joined the Army and was a sergeant by the time WW II broke out.  Fought in the ETO.
Link Posted: 1/14/2024 7:31:56 PM EDT
[#4]
Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans.  My first article published was New Orleans related.  I'm still reading about the battle.
Link Posted: 1/18/2024 11:38:42 AM EDT
[#5]
Men of Armor.
Link Posted: 1/24/2024 12:41:06 PM EDT
[#6]
Link Posted: 1/26/2024 3:52:25 PM EDT
[#7]
The Unknown Patton.
Link Posted: 1/27/2024 6:46:49 PM EDT
[#8]
Shuman and Winer's 15 Days of Hell.  It's Winer's diary as a medic with the First Marines Division at Peleliu.  It's only a one hour read.
Link Posted: 1/29/2024 6:03:59 PM EDT
[#9]
Herman Lehmann's Nine Years Among the Indians 1870-1879  Got some wildnerness stuff I've never read elsewhere.
Link Posted: 1/30/2024 8:05:00 PM EDT
[#10]
The Red Army 1921-39.  It's a thin Osprey title.
Link Posted: 1/30/2024 10:46:29 PM EDT
[#11]
Those Tremendous Mountains; The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

It's a pretty condensed account of the adventure, but still entertaining.  The details about the planning and preparation were quite interesting.  I'll probably be looking for other books about the voyage of discovery in the future.
Link Posted: 2/1/2024 7:54:08 PM EDT
[#12]
The Storm on Our Shore.  It's a combination of an American trained Japanese doctor on Attu and the American GI who slew him and recovered his diary.  Decades later the GI finds the daugther and returns the diary to her.
Link Posted: 2/2/2024 2:35:12 PM EDT
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Douglas Nash's Victory Was Beyond Their Grasp.  It's about the 272 Volks-Grenadier Division.

ETA: I never paid any attention to the Volks Grenadier Divisions.  Nash goes into the detail of their creation after the unsuccessful assassination attempt on Hitler in July.  These units were supposed to be more loyal and had a political officer assigned.  Good officers were carefully selected to lead them and they were given priority in equipment.  At least that was the case of the 272 VGD.  The book is more a history of the division's elite recce company, the Fusilier Company.  

Still, the manpower for the division were supernumerary from the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe and there was barely any time to train the sailors and airmen in infantry tactics.  Despite the brief training, the 272 fought valiantly in Huertgen Forest.  Several times whole units were wiped out and rebuilt but good leadership and functioning replacement system kept rebuilding the unit; even though it was never at full strength.

The book is based on a suitcase that contained the Fusilier companys records.  It was abandoned in a cellar and discovered decades later.  Nash carefully went over them along with post war histories from both sides to build a credible account of this ill fated unit.
Link Posted: 2/5/2024 11:31:51 AM EDT
[#14]
Fighting Through To Hitler's Germany.  It's about 1st Suffolk Regt.
Link Posted: 2/10/2024 1:30:58 PM EDT
[#15]
A Thousand Places Left Behind by Peter & E. R. Lutken.  P. Lutken was part of Britain's V Force and later the OSS Detachment 101.
Link Posted: 2/11/2024 11:26:56 PM EDT
[#16]
Arnhem Spearhead by James Sims.  British para account of serving under Col. Frost and his Stalag stay.
Link Posted: 2/13/2024 1:51:18 PM EDT
[#17]
Wilfried Sonnenthal's Memories of the Waffen SS
Link Posted: 2/17/2024 1:10:46 PM EDT
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Finished Albert Schwenn's Memoires of the Waffen SS

Presently I'm read Ed Eaton's Mekong Mud Dogs.  From the book.  Author, a grunt, is aboard a ship that is used by his company for standing down.  

I enjoyed Eaton's prose and narrative style.  It's almost as if I were sitting in his presence and he was telling me his story over a cup of coffee at his kitchen table.  I'm a nobody but I could see a cinematic version begining with him telling a reporter his story and then it moves/fades into a younger him being dropped off at Oakland (Alameda Naval Air Station).

Excerpt:

"Things got pretty quiet around the hospital, so the surgeon announced one day over the ship's loud speakers that anyone wanting a circumcision should report to the ship's doctor. Within minutes there were enough to full up the hospital beds, as it was a way to get some time away from the field. The surgeon started immediately whacking off the unwanted skin. He took each into the surgery room and then gave them a bed with an aerosol can that spewed out a freezing fog to keep any unwanted erection away. My roommate and I decided that it was time to hang some Playboy foldouts for stories, sex jokes, and all things sex.  It was like when I had my hernia surgery; the last thing I wanted to do was think of something funny or hear a joke, and, of course, that was then all I was thinking of.  The laughing would kill me, but I couldn't help it, no matter how much it hurt.  It was the same thing here as the cans were emptied in no time. These guys were spraying coolant on their dicks all day and night. I never laughed so hard at someone's expense. I'm surprised one of them didn't kick the shit out of me."
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Link Posted: 2/19/2024 8:10:30 PM EDT
[#19]
Rock Force.  About the recapture of Corregidor.
Link Posted: 2/20/2024 11:27:10 PM EDT
[#20]
Saga of the All American.
Link Posted: 2/22/2024 7:21:27 PM EDT
[#21]
Put down Saga to read Alan Scott's Born to Survive.  It's an autobiography of a RAF fighter pilot.
Link Posted: 2/22/2024 7:39:04 PM EDT
[#22]
Washington: A life- Ron Chernow.  Didn’t know 90% of what’s in the book about Washington, The Revolutionary War, founders, generals, etc. Fascinating read.
Link Posted: 2/23/2024 1:56:32 PM EDT
[#23]
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Originally Posted By str8shuutr45:
Washington: A life- Ron Chernow.  Didn’t know 90% of what’s in the book about Washington, The Revolutionary War, founders, generals, etc. Fascinating read.
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Good info. That book's on my list.
Link Posted: 2/23/2024 7:51:33 PM EDT
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Finished both Saga and Born, now Four Hours of Fury about the 17th Airborne in Varsity.

ETA:  Best account of American glider troops experience.  Daytime landing in area filled with AA guns.
Link Posted: 2/23/2024 11:18:05 PM EDT
[#25]
Link Posted: 2/29/2024 12:09:18 PM EDT
[#26]
Stephen Ambrose's D-Day.  First time in decades I picked up a Stephen Ambrose book.
Link Posted: 3/9/2024 12:12:29 AM EDT
[#27]
Starting to read alot of books for my youtube channel my last one was Too Few, Too Far: The True Story of a Royal Marine Commando, story of Argentina invasion of South Georgia island during the Falkland Islands war. Wish I could read faster!
Link Posted: 3/9/2024 11:37:41 PM EDT
[#28]
Alf Blackburn's War Memories.
Link Posted: 3/14/2024 6:39:32 PM EDT
[#29]
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Originally Posted By firemed13:
Starting to read alot of books for my youtube channel my last one was Too Few, Too Far: The True Story of a Royal Marine Commando, story of Argentina invasion of South Georgia island during the Falkland Islands war. Wish I could read faster!
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@firemed13 What's the name of your channel? Feel free to PM that if you wish. I just built an SLR and got an Argentine FN-49. Been studying that conflict a bit as of late.
Link Posted: 3/23/2024 6:39:30 PM EDT
[#30]
By Patience and Perserverance and a Bottle of Sweet Oil.
Link Posted: 3/26/2024 10:24:39 AM EDT
[#31]
The Snail, at Length, Reached Jerusalem.
Link Posted: 3/29/2024 9:31:25 PM EDT
[#32]
Chibaya Moyo: The Rhodesian African Rifles- An Anthology, 1939-1981 by Russell Fulton and Andy Telfer
Link Posted: 3/29/2024 11:08:51 PM EDT
[#33]
Save the Last Bullet: Memoir of a Boy Soldier in Hitler's Army
Link Posted: 4/2/2024 12:06:13 AM EDT
[#34]
James Madison by Ralph Ketcham
Link Posted: 4/3/2024 5:37:07 PM EDT
[#35]
Leo Wilm's Memoirs of the Waffen SS.
Link Posted: 4/4/2024 3:48:55 PM EDT
[#36]
Vampire.
Link Posted: 4/15/2024 7:02:59 PM EDT
[#37]
Spearhead.  About Merill's Marauders.
Link Posted: 4/27/2024 9:25:54 AM EDT
[#38]
Finishing up Matthew Cole's Code Over Country: The Tragedy and Corruption of SEAL Team Six now.
Link Posted: 5/17/2024 8:52:23 PM EDT
[#39]
At Dawn We Slept by Gordon W. Prange.  Recently vacationed in Hawaii and toured Pearl Harbor which makes it more interesting.  So far, so good.
Link Posted: 5/19/2024 10:13:10 PM EDT
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The Zoroastrian Tradition by Farhang Mehr

The Capitalist Manifesto by Johann Norberg

Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell
Link Posted: 6/5/2024 9:35:43 AM EDT
[#41]
While England Slept, Winston Churchill.

Wanted to see if we are on the same glidepath….
Link Posted: 6/5/2024 10:54:22 AM EDT
[#42]
Link Posted: 6/12/2024 11:06:45 PM EDT
[#43]
The Gâthas of Zarathustra (Zoroaster) In Metre and Rhythm. Commentary by Lawrence Mills
Link Posted: 6/17/2024 12:59:48 PM EDT
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