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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    I had to revert a bunch of stuff. I'll be working on it later today, at the moment I have to run over to the hospital, my brother's having surgery.
    Hope everything is OK? God speed to your brother!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southie View Post
    Hope everything is OK? God speed to your brother!
    Gallstones. I think they're removing his gall bladder completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Gallstones. I think they're removing his gall bladder completely.
    Ouch! I've never had gallstones but have heard they can be very painful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    I had to revert a bunch of stuff. I'll be working on it later today, at the moment I have to run over to the hospital, my brother's having surgery.
    Hope everything turns out Ok for your brother.My wife had the arthroscopic gall bladder surgery which is much less invasive than traditional surgery.All the best to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Gallstones. I think they're removing his gall bladder completely.
    Best wishes for him - it's a bugger of a thing to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Gallstones. I think they're removing his gall bladder completely.
    Yuk! I hate when they have to remove stuff. All the best to him.


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    Hope things went okay with your brother, Ironduke!

    Good stuff I've found to start collections with:

    Napoleonics

    David Chandler The Campaigns of Napoleon, The Oxford History of the British Army (editor, along with Ian Beckett), Napoleon's Marshals (editor)

    Felix Markham Napoleon

    Frank McLyn Napoleon

    American Civil War

    James M McPherson Battle Cry of Freedom

    Shelby Foote The Civil War: A Narrative

    Bruce Catton Army of the Potomac Trilogy

    Douglas S Freeman Lee

    Jean Edward Smith Grant

    World War I

    AJP Taylor The First World War

    David Stevenson 1914-1918: The History of the First World War

    Hew Strachan The First World War

    John Keegan The First World War

    Martin Gilbert Somme

    Gary Mead The Good Soldier: The Biography of Douglas Haig
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    I'm half way through Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud, by Peter Watson
    Astonishingly dense. Usually I can get through something like this in a week but I find myself having to go back and re-read chapters then sit and look at the stars for an hour or two to digest it and have had to re-assess my knowledge in a number of areas of history to re-align it with what I've learned here.
    He's packed an enormous amount into it, not a sentence is wasted and while challenging is a thoroughly enjoyable read.

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    ''Breaking the phalanx''by Douglas MacGregor.

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    I would add these as well, though I have not read them yet:



    The House of Rothschild: Volume 1: Money's Prophets: 1798-1848
    by Niall Ferguson

    The House of Rothschild: Volume 2: The World's Banker: 1849-1999
    by Niall Ferguson

    The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Ron Chernow

    The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family by Ron Chernow
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    Quote Originally Posted by gf0012-aust View Post
    "The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery" Paul Kennedy
    ^^^
    This one sounds very intresting ...

    Does anyone know of a book that goes over the rise (and fall) of British empire from a more economic (and financial) point of view. A book does not get bogged down in boring social and religious history of England.

    I know of Niall Ferguson work, but is there any other?
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    Sorry guys, been a bit busy recently. Everything turned out alright for my brother, he recovered from the surgery very quickly. I'll make sure to get those books added ASAP.

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    NP,
    Hope bro is doing well...
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    I'm reading a classic at the moment. The Clash of Civilizations by Samuel Huntington. Very interesting.

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    Here is one I plan on reading soon.

    "Loud and Clear: The Memoir of an Israeli Fighter Pilot"

    Written by Iftach Spector who led the Israeli squadron that accidently attacked the US Naval vessel Liberty, participated in the attack on the Iraqi nuclear reactor, and was one of 27 Israeli pilots who wrote a letter refusing to attack Palestinian targets in Gaza. Sounds like a very interesting read.

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