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  • #16
    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.
    "The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world. So wake up, Mr. Freeman. Wake up and smell the ashes." G-Man

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    • #17
      Originally posted by leibstandarte10
      I've read probably 90% of all WWII German memoirs.
      Silly me, I should have guessed
      TwentyFiveFortyFive

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      • #18
        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.
        "The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world. So wake up, Mr. Freeman. Wake up and smell the ashes." G-Man

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        • #19
          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.
          TwentyFiveFortyFive

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          • #20
            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.
            "The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world. So wake up, Mr. Freeman. Wake up and smell the ashes." G-Man

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            • #21
              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
              TwentyFiveFortyFive

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              • #22
                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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                • #23
                  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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                  • #24
                    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.

                    ;)
                    "To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are."-Sholem Asch

                    "I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."-Earl Warren

                    "I didn't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs."-Nancy Reagan, when asked a political question at a "Just Say No" rally

                    "He no play-a da game, he no make-a da rules."-Earl Butz, on the Pope's attitude toward birth control

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                    • #25
                      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? ;)
                      TwentyFiveFortyFive

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                      • #26
                        The Sharp Series is an exciting read eh Bluesman.

                        Right now I am reading

                        Winston Churchill
                        SOLDIER

                        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.
                        Originally posted by GVChamp
                        College students are very, very, very dumb. But that's what you get when the government subsidizes children to sit in the middle of a corn field to drink alcohol and fuck.

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                        • #27
                          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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                          • #28
                            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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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Batman
                              The Sharp Series is an exciting read eh Bluesman.

                              Right now I am reading

                              Winston Churchill
                              SOLDIER

                              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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                              • #30
                                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,, 18:48.
                                TwentyFiveFortyFive

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