Current Reading - August 2016

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Current Reading - August 2016

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Ago 7, 2016, 6:59pm

An account of the Norwegian effort to destroy the heavy water facility run by the Germans in the Telemark.

Ago 8, 2016, 1:33am

I'm reading O'Callaghan's Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain. As the title suggest, O'Callaghan emphasizes the crusading character of the Reconquista.

Ago 8, 2016, 7:14am

Last week I knocked off Arms, Economics and British Strategy (A+), a nice synthesis of the scholarly analysis of the last twenty years or so that rebuts Correlli Barnett's critique of British state failure.

Ago 23, 2016, 3:59pm

I've been quite busy this month, between knocking off Meteor I vs V1 Flying Bomb: 1944 (A), Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns of the Soviet Union (A), Italian Artillery of WWII (B+), The Imjin and Kapyong Battles, Korea, 1951 (A), Corps Commanders of the Bulge (A). These were all well written, useful, books but Paul MacKenzie's examination of just how British and Commonwealth troops fought in the battles in question was particularly enlightening.

Ago 24, 2016, 3:10pm incredible cache of letters from the Eastern Front, WWII.

Ago 25, 2016, 1:22pm

I'm reading Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings by Craig Symonds. It's pretty good but there's not a lot here, so far, that's really new or not covered in the already massive literature on the Normandy invasion.

Editado: Ago 25, 2016, 11:19pm

Just finished Bridge Too Far, and thought it was excellent