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Just finished audio version of The Coming of the Third Reich, by Richard Evans.  First book in his trilogy covering the third reich. He shows the big picture then backs that up w lots of individual examples.  Thank goodness violent, racist, fascist ideology has no place in our modern world. 

And just finished Operation Husky by Mark Zuehlke, covering Canadian role in sicily campaign.  Very tough fighting.

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On 8/7/2019 at 8:04 PM, Sgt.Squarehead said:

There's a clue in the names, you'll probably notice more once you've read 'Use Of Weapons'.  ;)

Did you discover lava-rafting & artificial volcanoes yet.....I forget which book they are mentioned in.  :P

 

Just started to read „Use of Weapons”. What a change again! Another thrilling aspect: Seems to be very different from the first two books..

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Skaffen-Amtiskaw & the Knife Missiles?  B)

PS - If you are enjoying the general picture I'd strongly recommend reading 'Excession' while you are on a Banks roll.....It's kind of the icing on the cake, where the Culture is concerned and it has the best hostile alien species ever (IMHO), 'The Affront':P

 

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Am hoping that people here may be reading other genres as well.  Am starved for something similar to Michael Connolly's books about a detective in LA, or Alan Furst's amazing books about the prewar days, or Lee Child's Jack Reacher books. 

Have read everything these authors have written.  Are there any other authors you guys recommend who have produced similar work?

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50 minutes ago, Erwin said:

Am starved for something similar to Michael Connolly's books about a detective in LA, or Alan Furst's amazing books about the prewar days, or Lee Child's Jack Reacher books.

Have you given a look at Faith Martin's Hillary Greene series of novels? Martin is remarkably good at creating a huge host of interesting, believable characters. No gunplay however.

I read most of the Jack Reacher stories a couple years or so ago; liked most of them, some more than others. Watched both movies. The first one was okay. Thought the second one sucked.

Michael

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19 hours ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

Skaffen-Amtiskaw & the Knife Missiles?  B)

PS - If you are enjoying the general picture I'd strongly recommend reading 'Excession' while you are on a Banks roll.....It's kind of the icing on the cake, where the Culture is concerned and it has the best hostile alien species ever (IMHO), 'The Affront':P

 

Ah, very good. I was wondering what to grab as free audio book. Since you “strongly recommend”, it will be Excession,  of course. 😎

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14 hours ago, Michael Emrys said:

Do you—ahem—also have a secondary spousal unit? "The world wonders..."

Michael

When dealing with complex systems it's imperative to have a back-up/redundancy.   Learned that from Apollo 13.

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On 8/12/2019 at 8:46 PM, Michael Emrys said:

Sounds rather like a heavy metal band, wouldn't you say?

:D

Michael

Hm, „sounds“ maybe. But I had my first encounter with them a few days ago and can assure you, it‘s more like a splatter movie. The first cut is the deepest, you know? 🤢😎

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It's not WW2 but has anyone read James L Nelson's vikings in Ireland series?   Great fun stuff.  Starts w a book called Fin Gaul.  I just picked up the 7th one.  Somewhat similar to Bernard Cornwell's historical fiction but faster paced.  Good solid writing and storytelling.

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