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    Yes, as a matter of fact I have. It was an excellent book. I've read probably 90% of all WWII German memoirs. I'm starting to read a lot more books on Vietnam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leibstandarte10
    I've read probably 90% of all WWII German memoirs.
    Silly me, I should have guessed
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    Heh, I've always found the German side of the war the most interesting and one of the least covered, although recently this has gotten better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leibstandarte10
    Heh, I've always found the German side of the war the most interesting and one of the least covered, although recently this has gotten better.
    Can't remember if I mentioned this before...
    A buddy of mine was at a convention and talked to General Adolf Galland and got his copy of Galland's book autographed. I guess it was a meet and greet/autograph thing, but I wish I could have met him, he was a real pistol.
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    Yep, Galland was known for his charisma and charm. His personal insignia early in the war was a gun-toting, cigar-chomping version of Mickey Mouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leibstandarte10
    Yep, Galland was known for his charisma and charm. His personal insignia early in the war was a gun-toting, cigar-chomping version of Mickey Mouse.
    He also looked like a really rakish rogue
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter
    He also looked like a really rakish rogue
    That dude was pure fighter pilot. All the swagger, attitude, confidence, talent and sheer fearlessness one could cram into a human frame.

    Not many can carry that off with such style. He did, and even in defeat, you just knew he was a winner.

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    Right now, I'm reading, "The Lifestyle: The Erotic Rites of Swingers".

    Just finished "Why the Germans Lose at War".

    Before that, "Sharpe's Fortress".

    Sociology, History, Fiction...Amazon doesn't know WHAT to recommend to me anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesman
    Right now, I'm reading, "The Lifestyle: The Erotic Rites of Swingers".
    So that is inthe Sociology section at B. Dalton, really? I would have thought more toward Self-Help or Instructional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesman
    Right now, I'm reading, "The Lifestyle: The Erotic Rites of Swingers".
    Why not just go to Ft Lauderdale and do some in-person research?
    Far better it is to dare mighty things, than to take rank with those poor, timid spirits who know neither victory nor defeat ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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    The Sharp Series is an exciting read eh Bluesman.

    Right now I am reading

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    The Military Life of a Gentleman at War

    by Douglas S. Russell


    I love that man even more now. I had no idea how tough he really was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter
    Why not just go to Ft Lauderdale and do some in-person research?
    You're not asking me out on a date, are you, cowboy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatsLiberal
    So that is inthe Sociology section at B. Dalton, really? I would have thought more toward Self-Help or Instructional.

    HAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman
    The Sharp Series is an exciting read eh Bluesman.

    Right now I am reading

    Winston Churchill
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    The Military Life of a Gentleman at War

    by Douglas S. Russell


    I love that man even more now. I had no idea how tough he really was.
    I'm not as fond of the 'Sharpe' series as I am of 'The Flashman Papers', or O'Brien's Aubrey/Maturin series. But they're good, no doubt.

    As for Winnie the Pooh, that man was a WARRIOR, in the literal sense, and politically, too. He's a hero, and I do not think it overstates the case to say that he saved Western civilization, when nobody else would or could have.

    Greatest man of the 20th Century, going away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesman
    You're not asking me out on a date, are you, cowboy?
    Not a chance flyboy
    Suggest to the Lieutenant a weekend out....see what she says
    Last edited by TopHatter; 03 Oct 05, at 18:48.
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