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Logan Hartke
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Post by Logan Hartke » 30 Apr 2002 05:02

Who is your favorite author of reference-style books? My favorite is Ian V. Hogg. I also like George Forty, Michael Green, and Steven Zaloga.

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MICHAELM82
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Post by MICHAELM82 » 30 Apr 2002 05:45

Logan
I cant choose a number 1 favorite but do like Otto Weidinger, Tieke and Yerger books!
Mike

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Richard Murphy
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Post by Richard Murphy » 30 Apr 2002 07:11

Authors;
Mark C. Yerger, Sandy Mitcham, any German officers memoir's (Except Kesselring and Degrelle.), Paul Carell & George F. Nafziger

Editors;
Ian V. Hogg (Particularly for "German Order of Battle, 1944"), Peter G. Tsouras & David C. Isby.

Apologies to anyone I've left out (Girls are nagging me for their toast!!).

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Rich

PS WAYHEY- over the 100 post mark!!

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Marcus
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Post by Marcus » 30 Apr 2002 10:58

My favorite author: John R. Angolia

Other great ones: Mark Yerger, David Littlejohn, Roger Bender, Franz Kurowski, Martin Månsson, George F. Nafziger and Anthony Beevor.

I'm sure I've forgotten several ones, but this is a selection at least.

/Marcus

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Post by Gwynn Compton » 30 Apr 2002 11:23

My favourite historical authors are John Keegan, Antony Beevor and Ian Kershaw.

Out of them, Beevor is probably the best. :mrgreen:

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Post by Mark C. Yerger » 30 Apr 2002 15:51

By topic:

aircraft: William Green, Francis Mason, Peter Bowers, Heinz Nowarra, Thomas Hitchcock

unit studies: Otto Weidinger, Rudolf Lehmann, Rolf Tiemann, Otto Kumm, Artur Silgailis, George Nipe, Hans Stober

ground weapons: Ian Hogg (German Artillery of WWII his best)

overall studies and biographies: Peter Black, Robert Koehl, Wolf Keilig

Militaria: Roger Bender and Otto Spronk

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 30 Apr 2002 15:58

Len Deighton and Thomas Jentz, among others...

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Post by tanksteve » 09 May 2002 00:03

Hello everyone, I recently joined and I would like to weigh in on favorite reference authors as well.

Ian Hogg - Can't beat him for his numerous artillery books, I also enjoyed "Fortress".

S. Zaloga - must surely be one of the experts on tanks, especially Soviet tanks. He did a very nice listing of the equipment at the Kubinka armor museum which will be a must take along if I ever go there........

Heinz Nowarra & Uwe Feist - I put them together because they sometimes worked together on their many German tank reference books. Feist's art work is very good.

Bruce Quarrie - Liked his pictorial/reference books.

George Forty - Outstanding books on US and German tanks. I'm sure a certain somebody loved the Pershing vs Tiger accounts.

steve s 8)

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Richard Murphy
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Bruce Quarrie?????

Post by Richard Murphy » 09 May 2002 01:10

Bruce Quarrie used to write an excellent wargamers column in Military Modelling. Using any of his books (I have several!!) as a reference would have been enough to make Mother Theresa swear profusely!!!

:roll:

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Rich

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