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Re: What is everyone reading on WW2?

Post by Imad » 04 Nov 2019 11:08

JeroenPollentier wrote:
26 Oct 2019 17:32
Imad wrote:
19 Oct 2019 17:20
JeroenPollentier wrote:
19 Oct 2019 13:09
JeroenPollentier wrote:
25 Oct 2018 16:58
I'm reading the first volume of William Manchester's Churchill Biography.
It's very long and detailed, but I just can't put it down. It's one of the best books I've ever read, though I found his "Goodbye, Darkness" rather disappointing.

I'm reading the second volume of William Manchester's "Churchill" at the moment, and I can wholeheartedly recommend this one as well.
Next I'm going to buy his "The Glory and the Dream" "American Caesar" and of course the third volume of the Churchill biography, co-written by Paul Reid.
Fantastic writer. I’m hesitant to read the third Churchill volume as it wasn’t written by him, but I think I shall take the leap and give it a go.
I'm hesitant to buy the 3rd volume as well, after having read some mixed reviews. What do you consider the best book about Churchill's WW2 years, is it the one by Max Hastings?
Hastings’s is very good, as is Manchester’s. I haven’t read any other Churchill biographies yet.

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Re: What is everyone reading on WW2?

Post by WorldwarBill » 04 Nov 2019 15:55

The third volume of the Manchester trilogy is awful. The author gets many fundamental facts wrong and his pedantic style is jarring after the majesty of Manchester's prose. I hated it.

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Re: What is everyone reading on WW2?

Post by matt78 » 06 Nov 2019 11:07

Hello everyone I am about to start reading Hirohito's war the pacific war 1941-45 by Francis Pike all the maps and diagrams are online so I will need my I pad as well to read with the index 1162 pages long time fan of the site I have read many books recommended by members of this forum so thank you

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Re: What is everyone reading on WW2?

Post by Attrition » 12 Nov 2019 00:52

Tank Trap 1940 or No Battle In Britain R. Stanhope-Palmer (1976)

Ordered this after seeing it in a footnote to The Sources of Military Doctrine: France, Britain, and Germany Between the World Wars Posen, Barry R. Neither have worn well but Stanhope-Palmer makes his point well that Britain was not defenceless. Not bad for 1976.

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Italian OH 1940-43

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https://issuu.com/rivista.militare1/doc ... sh-parte-1
https://issuu.com/rivista.militare1/doc ... sh-parte-2

Italian OH in English, the Italian versions are all here and further translations are to follow. (Courtesy of Noclador off Wiki)

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Re: What is everyone reading on WW2?

Post by JeroenPollentier » 10 Dec 2019 19:40

reading "The Glory and The Dream" by William Manchester, volume one.


Since this book is about American History from 1932 till about 1955 (in the first volume), for me this one counts as a book about WW2.

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Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 23 Dec 2019 04:19

Been reading this set again,and have started on the Ferni Publishing HOuse series on the Holocaust,finaLLY GOT all 17 volumes.Waiting on some books to come in from Bilbio and AbeBooks on Eastern Front ,, then a book on Himmlers last days
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What is everyone reading on WW2

Post by Jeromewaf » 18 Mar 2020 06:38

This last week ive had a load of spare time on me hands and i fired through 3 cheesy Amercan John Grisham novels.....so tell me what youre reading,these cheesy books are like that Kylie song that you cant get out yer heid NAH NAH NAH.....OH and before that i was unfortunate enough to get my hands on Rhona Camerons bio....help me out....
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Re: What is everyone reading on WW2?

Post by rcocean » 21 Mar 2020 15:23

Just read: Retreat from Moscow by David Stahel. Good popular history covering the German Army - most Army Group Center - from Dec 1941-Feb 1942. Seems the Soviets weren't taking many Prisoners during this time, and throw in the brutal weather, and you had some tough fighting. The author asserts Stalin could've won a great victory if he'd concentrated his troops on one sector, instead of being too ambitious and attacking everywhere. Not a lot of statistics, but interesting and adequately written. A nice change of pace from the usual Max Hastings blather.

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Re: What is everyone reading on WW2?

Post by Imad » 28 Mar 2020 00:42

Just finished "It Never Snows in Septemberr" by Kershaw. Market Garden from the German point of view.

To date the best book on the subject IMO.

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Re: What is everyone reading on WW2?

Post by Attrition » 29 Mar 2020 10:22

Normandy 1944: German Military Organization, Combat Power and Organizational Effectiveness (2020) by Niklas Zetterling

Second edition and at a near reasonable price this time.

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Re: What is everyone reading on WW2?

Post by OpanaPointer » 29 Mar 2020 13:17

With the virus thing going on it's a good time for me to re-read Hyperwar. Only 22 terabytes. I should have it done before the various governments get their act together on this. :P
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