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    B-F Book Club!

    If you would like to recommend a book that we can add to our list in the B-F Store please do!

    Here are mine: http://astore.amazon.co.uk/battlefie...?node=6&page=1

    So go one what do I buy next?
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    I recommend Antony Beevor's book for those who like history.

    Personally i have read/own:
    Crete: The Battle and the Resistance
    Stalingrad
    Berlin: The Downfall 1945
    The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936–39
    D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
    Cheers

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    A few pickings from me

    History:
    - Braithwaite, Rodric : Moscow 1941
    - Goldsworthy, Adrian : In the name of Rome
    - Shirer, William S. : The rise and fall of the third reich
    - Taylor, Frederik : Dresden, February 13 1945
    - Wilcox, Robert K : Japan's secret war (about Japan's atomic bomb program)
    - Galland, Adolf : The first and the last


    Historical novels:

    ** Iggulden, Conn : 4 part serie about Caesar
    -- Gates of Rome
    -- The Death of Kings
    -- Field of Swords
    -- The Gods of war

    ** Iggulden, Conn : 5 part serie about Genghis Khan + his followers
    -- Wolf of the plains
    -- Lords of the bow
    -- Bones of the hills
    -- Empire of silver
    -- Conqueror

    - Follett, Ken : The Pillars of the earth
    - Follett, Ken : World without end


    Science:
    - Greene, Brian : The elegant universe
    - Greene, Brian : The fabric of the cosmos
    - Greene, Brian : The hidden reality
    - Kaku, Michio : Hyperspace
    - Hawking, Stephen : The grand design

    Others:
    - Brown, Dee : Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
    - Dickie, John : A history of the Sicilian mafia
    - Charriere, Henri : Papillon (also has a sequel called Banco)
    - Harris, Robert : Fatherland
    - Strieber W./Kunetka J.W. : Warday

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    Hurricane - Victor of the Battle of Britain, Leo McKinstry
    Overlord, Max Hastings
    Barbarossa, Alan Clark
    Ten Fighter Boys (written by the pilots, during the Battle of Britain, printed in 1942. Some did not survive until publication.)
    Bomber Boys & Fighter Boys (2 titles), Patrick Bishop

    That's what's kicking around my desk. I've quite a few Eastern front books somewhere, mostly written from the blue team's perspective.

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    Great stuff! I have added a couple from each list where I can find them.

    Pain I wasnt sure which Anton Beevors book you meant so I added 2 of them

    Anyone else Like Spike Milligans books or am I on my own? I have read them several times over the years. Chicken Hawk has to be my all time favourite.
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    Chalk by Aster Briars. Its a courtroom comedy. I happen to know the Author and read the book at his personal recommendation...

    Court / Comedy isn't really my thing book wise, so I wasn't keen... I am so glad I gave it a chance though. It was hilarious.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chalk-Courtr.../dp/B004XZRF60
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    Haunted by Angels - another book I enjoyed. Its a crime thriller, recommended by an ex colleague.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Haunted-by-A.../dp/B004X6WDKW
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    I read all those Spike Milligans war memoirs in my teens. I have 'The Complete Spike Milligan' knocing about somewhere. I also read ChickenHawk many years ago and would love to read it again too.

    Currently reading Anzio, by Lloyd Clark, which my Grandfather gave me last week. He went in on D-Day, so wasn't in the Mediterranean theatre at all.

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    I'm currently reading 'Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base' by Annie Jacobsen. Next to a lot of flight-related topics it obviously also contains large parts that deal with America's nuclear programs, some of which are not for the faint of heart.

    A book I always like to recommend is 'The Unbroken Chain' by Guenter Wendt, for a very personal-level look into space exploration from the very beginning up to the 1980s.

    Furthermore I recently got a book entitled 'Graphic War - The Secret Aviation Drawings and Illustrations of WW2' by Donald Nijboer. Basically a collection of war-era artwork, including large format cutaway drawings of multiple of our favourite plane types.

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    Further to that, 'Wings of the Luftwaffe' by Eric Brown is a tremendous read. Can be hard to find these days.

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    I've just remembered one too, Skunk Works, it is the story of one fo the guys who helped design parts of the SR71, very hard to put down!
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    Met this old boy at the dealership today when he brought his car in for service. We got talking and he was telling me about his days flying B25's in WW2 and later DC3's when he started up his own air cargo company. he sent me the link to this 3 part interview, as well as a copy of his book. Thought you might enjoy hearing some of his adventures. They feature his book in the interview.

    Part 1:

    http://youtu.be/FceMphBcvjA


    Part 2:

    http://youtu.be/aVQwpn56ZVU


    Part 3:

    http://youtu.be/m9CgjMrcVFY

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    good stuff chopa. Thanks.
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    Thanks for that!

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    Interesting!
    Never trust a man who when left alone in a room with a tea cosey, doesn't put it on his head
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    I read skunk works by ben rich years ago, ben rich was under kelly johnson then took over after he left.

    I just picked up in print threat vector by tom clancy. By thr first few pages it seems very cybersecurity ish.

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    Thanks tim will investigate.
    Never trust a man who when left alone in a room with a tea cosey, doesn't put it on his head
    If you are going to buy online why not do it and help B-F keep going at the same time!

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