Current Reading - November 2019

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Current Reading - November 2019

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1Shrike58
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.

2ronasimmons
Editado: Nov 9, 2019, 11:10am

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

3jztemple
Nov 18, 2019, 2:02pm

4jztemple
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.

5jztemple
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.

6Shrike58
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.