November 2016 reading

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November 2016 reading

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1Shrike58
Editado: Nov 16, 2016, 7:26am

So far it's been mostly nuts-and-bolts reading: 42cm 'Big Bertha' and German Siege Artillery of World War I (A), Boeing B-17 Fortress in RAF Coastal Command Service (A) and The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592-98 (A). All good stuff but pretty straight forward, though the first was especially enlightening in terms of dealing with the organizational and performance issues of these legendary guns in actual service.

2Sandydog1
Nov 16, 2016, 9:39pm

Just finished Dead Wake which was excellent, but, even better, I'm currently enthralled with Double Cross The True Story of the D-Day Spies.

3jztemple
Nov 20, 2016, 5:04pm

Finished a very interesting (but dated) Death of the USS Thresher by Norman Polmar.

4jztemple
Nov 22, 2016, 2:44pm

Finished a very good 1914: The Days of Hope by Lyn Macdonald.

5Shrike58
Dez 1, 2016, 8:04am

To wrap up the month there's At All Costs: How a Crippled Ship and Two American Merchant Mariners Turned the Tide of World War II (C) and The Jutland Scandal (B). The former is an account of Operational Pedestal, which while having some interesting (even uplifting) personal stories to relate, is hamstrung by some ham-fisted writing, while the second brings together a pair of Interwar critiques of the battle (and which mostly excoriate Adm. David Beatty).