[quote="waffen123"]Reading anything good on warfare outside of ww1 and ww2? I'm always looking for good books. I'm reading the lessons of modern war vol 3 The iraq iran war. It's very good![/quote]
A Devil of a Whippin', Lawrence E. Babits - Excellent book on the Battle of Cowpens, called the small gem of the of the American Revolution in the South and the American Cannae.
Three Bugles and a Tiger, John Masters - Autobiography through his years at Sandhurst and then into the Indian Army of the 1930's in a Gurkha Regiment. Proceeds up to the start of WWII. The sequel, The Road Past Mandaly, continues through the war. Masters ended up leading one of the Chindit units after Wingate was killed. Masters is a delightful story teller, later he made his living as a novelist.
The Galleys at Lepanto, Jack Beeching - In 1571 Europe met the Ottoman Empire in a battle that settled history for the next few hundred years.
Dixie Victorious - Peter G. Tsouras - Altenate history on the Amercan Civil War. Not bad.
1901 - Robert Conroy - Alternate history of a war between Germany and the US. Well written, fun, good read, but I don't buy the premise.
The War That Never Was - Michael A. Palmer - Another alternate history, this of WWIII - technically good, far better than the Clancy book. Interesting view as it focuses more outside of the Central Europe front.
The Road to Guilford Courthouse, John Buchanan - Good overview of the American Revolution in the South. In some ways, the war was won via the Southern campaigns.
Face of Battle, John Keegan - rereading this, for about 20th time, still a good and thoughtful piece of work.
Also, reading a lot of WWII right now. Mostly, I like personal accounts, the, "how the grunts lived", history. So, reading again what I think may be the best WWII memoir of them all, Quartered Safe Out Here, by George McDonald Fraser (yes, of Flashman fame). His semi autobiographical works on service in the Gordon Highlanders in the immediate post WWII period, the McAuslan stories, are well worth the time.
Just FYI, my three main interests are:
- US Civil War, Army of Northern Va.
- WWII Airborne Operations, all units, all theatres - working on a book on this.
- Ration history, mostly the modern period - thinking about a book on this. (http://17thdivision.tripod.com
is a fun and interesting place to read about this on the web. Nice site and associated sites.)
(I also notice from the above that with my wife out of town for a month and a half, I seriously need to get a life!)