My book-buying "problem"

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Chris C, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Brought this from a garden centre yesterday £4.
    I haven't looked at it yet, but I will do, one day.?
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  2. idler

    idler GeneralList

    I think I got the Belfast one from The Works.
    I'd have to look for it before I could look at it.
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  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Bit of gap-filling through the letterbox.
    Read it long ago, thought I had it, apparently not.
    Actually even better than I remembered. Very sensible book from a very sensible (though sadly no longer with us) chap, pretty uniquely qualified to discuss Tigger.


    I have too many Tiger books.
    Now determined to gradually redress the balance with the PM Knight titles.
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  4. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.


    is this still your current book-buying problem? Turner Donovan can be a real pain in the backside at times ( trust me) I've had some serious issues with this chap at times. I was once on the phone to Tom Donovan about a book that he sold me that was riddled with water marks & was falling to bits & it (was not cheap!) About 100 sheets. See front dust jacket below.
    Front dust jacket..jpg

    I was spitting feathers has one can imagine. I had to borrow another copy to be able to scan it. After all the shit that i had to put with, I was offered a original copy of the tomb of the book: The Campaign in Italy 43-45 at a cheap price! Getting back to your problem.. I'm thinking this is the book you are talking about?


    Stu.Edit, I've had some good quality books off him has well & (he can also be quite cheap!)

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  5. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Yes, that's the one I was hunting.

    I recall your spitting feathers. I know how you feel--I've had some awfully described books arrive in the post.
  6. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member



    Interesting series of books of Japanese-Anglo relations. This one looks at the military aspect and has a series of essays, many by Japanese historians. Bought it for a couple of receommended essays: The Imperial Army turns South: the IJA's preparation for War Against Britains 1940-1941 and Ground of Our Own Choosing; the Anglo-Japanese War in Asia 1941-1945. Another good one is The Japanese Military's Attitude towards International Law and treatment of prisoners of war which discusses some aspects not often touched on in Western writings


    Bit off the beaten track for me but saw a good documentary that mentioned it.
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  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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  8. idler

    idler GeneralList

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  9. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Well I just spent some time at the Canadian archives so I decided to reward myself by walking over to the War Museum and its used book room. (Museum admission not required!) I picked up Delaforce's books on 3rd Division and 49th Division as research material. I checked one of them to see if they refer to an action I want to include in my Archer book and it does provide some detail. When I'm done I can just donate them back to the book room... If I want :)
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  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    You are the recycle brigade for old and new military books with a smattering of stuff you just like the look of.
    This will continue.
    The stalls and book shops on my travels are now online aware and the odd bargain can be picked.You just make sure the canny stallholder doesnt take the rise.
    This still means you buy and provide books for the secondhand shops and stalls for the future generation when you are gone.

    Onwards and upwards
    Musty and worn
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  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Work being done around the car park is to make space for the LCT when ready.
    Told Grizzly, Croc & maybe BARV will be displayed on board.
    Can't say I'm happy about it (very not happy), them having been splendidly accessible bits of street furniture, but if you have an LCT I suppose it needs filling up.
  12. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    I suppose that is true but at least I have an intended purpose for these two books ($5 Canadian) as opposed to my copy of Dilias, the 800 page history of the 48th Highlanders from Toronto ($80)!
  13. DannyM

    DannyM Member

    The tanks were shifted from the D Day museum to Fort Cumberland.

    The had a bit about the move on the TV program “Mega Movers” on the “Quest” Channel about a year ago.

    Piece of the film here


  14. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    That doesn't LOOK like a crate full of books...
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Got the old medal yearbook just as a bit of decent visual reference on things I'd like to be better at ID-ing.
    The Warwicker Underground Army book is excellent, though. 50 pages in & completely gripped.
    Both well worth a couple of quid.

  16. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Ha Ha ! Top Adaministrator makes a semi-double post while trying to edit, Shock ! Horror ! :-P

    What hope is there for us mere mortals ?

    FireShot Capture 038 - My book-buying _problem_ - Page 30 - WW2Talk -
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  17. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Well, abebooks has a "watch for a book" feature and now I've gone and bought a copy of the fairly rare "Tank Alert" memoir. I might sell some previous purchases to help pay for it :D
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  18. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Some recent arrivals chez moi:
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  19. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    ... Ahh!!! My purchase of Tank Alert was cancelled on abebooks - presumably someone else already bought it and the listing wasn't immediately removed.

    Does anyone have a copy who might be willing to look through it a little bit?
  20. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    … which indeed is a shame … since I would have immediately asked you for copies of the Rhineland bit … your loss is felt and shared over here in Holland ;)
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