Current Reading - November 2019

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Current Reading - November 2019

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Editado: Nov 3, 2019, 2:01pm

First up is MacArthur's Korean War Generals (A) an often grimly entertaining synthesis of the dysfunctional U.S. command relationships of the first year or so of the war.

Editado: Nov 9, 2019, 11:10am

Was "commanded" to read Churchill's My Early Life. Fabulous sense of humor and from such unremarkable beginnings

Nov 18, 2019, 2:02pm

Nov 18, 2019, 6:17pm

Also today finished Jutland to Junkyard: The Raising of the German High Seas Fleet from Scapa Flow by S. C. George. A very informative book especially if you have an interest (as I do) in large scale engineering projects.

Nov 24, 2019, 12:20am

Completed the Kindle version of On the Bottom: The Raising of the Submarine S-51 by Edward Ellsberg. A pretty good conversion to Kindle format with only a few errors, mostly random periods showing up. The book was very interesting to me as a retired engineer. I'd previously read another of Ellsberg's books and he is a pretty straightforward relater of events without flowery prose or heightened dramatics. The story itself, of raising a sunken submarine in 1926, is fascinating.

Dez 1, 2019, 4:37pm

Also from last month: No Sure Victory and Balkan Breakthrough. The former is essentially a critique by a recently retired U.S. Army staff officer of his predecessors in Vietnam; he was not impressed. The second is kind of workmanlike but nothing better has yet been published in the succeeding decade.