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    Currently ready 2 books

    Protectors War (book 2 o fthe Dies the Fire series by RM Stirling)

    Tank Rider- Into the the Third Reich with the Red Army (memoirs of a tankdetski infantryman) by Evgeni Bessonov

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    Quote Originally Posted by zraver View Post
    Currently ready 2 books

    Protectors War (book 2 o fthe Dies the Fire series by RM Stirling)

    Tank Rider- Into the the Third Reich with the Red Army (memoirs of a tankdetski infantryman) by Evgeni Bessonov

    I also liked Stirlings "Conquistador". What did you think of Tank Rider? Who would of thought that having the fewest number of casualties would get you passed over for promotion. Tough army.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sappersgt View Post
    Today I picked up a copy of "Stalin's Ghost" by Martin Cruz Smith. It's been a while since he's published anything. His book "Gorky Park" and the subsequent movie are only time I've seen the dialogue on the screen match the book verbatim.
    Thank you for your links on the SADF books. Now all I have to do is find them!

    If you want to read about Stalin, I suggest his biography by Eduard Radzinsky (spelling may differ). Very thick collection of works, but can be found on a good online library. Gives excellent insights in the mind and the works of the man, and how criminal traditions were so well translated into one of the world's most cruel and inhumane, yet efficient regimes.

    One more SADF-related question (I've got really hooked on them since I visited South Africa last year)
    In the film Blood Diamond, when Danny and Solomon are overwatching the rebel camp and Danny contacts the Outcomes, he asks them to send in the [Dakkadak]. Is is a term for a helicopter in general, an attack helicopter or an airstrike?

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    Aftermath, Inc.: Cleaning Up After CSI Goes Home


    A book about a crime and trauma clean up company started here in a town near my home.


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    Rainbow Six...it's such an amazing book!

    My queue has Black Hawk Down, Inside Delta Force, Alien: Nightmare Asylum, Scorpions and Shooter. I also have to read Killer Angels and A Seprate Piece for school
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    "The Wealth and Poverty of Nations" by David Landes

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    "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara. Recommended as good reading and I am thoroughly enjoying it!
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    just finished the videssos series by harry turtledove. i'm waiting for his new alternate WWII book finale to come out (In at the Death).
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    Moby Dick cant say enough good things about this book, pick up a copy and haver her a go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by astralis View Post
    just finished the videssos series by harry turtledove. i'm waiting for his new alternate WWII book finale to come out (In at the Death).
    Should be soon (I hope).The last one just came out in paperback.

    I just finished the new StarFIST- Firestorm by David Sherman and Dan Craig. Today at Barnes & Noble I picked up a copy of John Ringos just released A Deeper Blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astralis View Post
    just finished the videssos series by harry turtledove. i'm waiting for his new alternate WWII book finale to come out (In at the Death).
    In At The Death came out on the shelves today, I snatched up the last copy they had. This is suppose to be the conclusion of the series. I wonder if he'll write a series about the peace (Marshall plan anyone?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sappersgt View Post
    In At The Death came out on the shelves today, I snatched up the last copy they had. This is suppose to be the conclusion of the series. I wonder if he'll write a series about the peace (Marshall plan anyone?).
    Sir, I'm a big fan of Harry Turtledove's works and I just read that book, the book seemed a bit inconclusive. There should be another book to wrap things up.

    Do you think there will be a book similar to Homeward bound to end this or another series?

    Perhaps a cold war between America and Germany.
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    haha, i just got In at the Death two days ago myself!

    i hope there's a coda book (although i'm not sure there's going to be one). obviously in such a world, western influence is a good deal smaller, as the british empire fell that much sooner. even what we know as "western" is a good deal changed. germany's on top, the US is probably the most pleasant place to live, but this is a US which takes hostages in return for guerilla/terrorist attacks and which is thinking about an isolated island to cram all the mormons

    from what i see, turtledove's next book will be one about atlantis; and currently he's working on a corrobrative online project which posits that if JFK had not been assassinated, the resulting security investigation would have led to his impeachment! very plausible IMHO...

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