My book-buying "problem"

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

  1. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Another assorted grab bag.
    I need to stay out of google rabbit holes!

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    and also the following:
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  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Got the shakes presently............no books bought for a while!!
     
  3. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Went to a "treasure sale" at the big reference library today. I told myself I wouldn't buy anything (without really believing it) and there was one or two other things I wanted to do at the library.

    Then my wallet was gently mugged! The Sherman book was not just a dollar or two but still a steal. "A Cold Blooded Business" is the memoir of a man who was in RAF bomb disposal and it WAS just $2.

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  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Whoops.

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  5. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Acquired in an independent remainder bookshop for cheapest Amazon price ex-postage - I call that a win:

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  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Strange book.
    More aggressive editor possibly needed... or something.
     
  7. ecalpald

    ecalpald Chick LaPlace

    Good Day UK
    I just started the following book and was intrigued by what Mr. Thompson has written in the foreward.
    Does anyone know who would have suppressed this books content, as mentioned in the closing lines of the attached foreward?
    Based on what I have read already, I have ordered his "The Eighty-Five Days"?
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  8. zola1

    zola1 Member

    Bought this book whilst looking around a little secondhand bookshop in Rome..
    It’s 200 pages long with some interesting information in a Diary format.

    I’ve found a “camera “ tab in Google translate to try and get an idea of the contents.. it may take a while to do 200 pages .
    Had anyone found a alternative method ?

    Derrick
     

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  9. Tolbooth

    Tolbooth Patron Patron

    50 odd years and Hoaxfam still haven't fixed famine in Africa but their plot to make me a pauper goes a pace..... 20190917_170110.jpg
     
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  10. Don Juan

    Don Juan Well-Known Member

    That book might be interesting to compare with this classic.
     
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  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I really like those 'In detail' books.
    Patchy, depending on author, but I find you can't go far wrong with a bit of Terry Gander.
     
  12. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Can you say more about what those (In Detail) books are like?
     
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  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Rough guides to particular vehicles in an Osprey sort of style, but with more photographic... detail... than most.
    Some go for disturbing money now, though there aren't any I'd particularly push the boat out for. Great for modellers.
     
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  14. zola1

    zola1 Member

    Hi Don,

    An amazing book , I’ve read it a few times and your always in awe of a people and city that suffered so much but had the courage and fortitude to get on with it .. no choice!
    Absolutely the best book on Napoli !

    Derrick
     
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  15. Tolbooth

    Tolbooth Patron Patron

    Now look, Chaps, this has just got to stop!
    Three days holiday, three bookshops and five books..and still two days holiday to go.
    Latest is, of course, an invaluable reference (chiefly to make me look knowledgeable on a certain forum :blush:)
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  16. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Well thats 2 days to polish the print in your new books

    TD
     
  17. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

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    Not the glamourous side of the naval war but one of the most effective, mine warfare is not well studied.
    These two books look at Allied mine laying against the Japanese, Germans and Italians from the start to the end of the war. The two authors are ex-mine warfare officers themselves so bring a personal knowledge to these comprehensive histories. Worth the buy just because there's so little out there and they cover a wide range of actions.
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    Better than average self published book on the Polish medium bombers Good selection of pictures reproduced well for a self published book. Colour profiles included. Looks at the technical side with cutaways and shots from the spec manual. Also has a good history of the opertional use of the type including descriptions of individual missions. A definite buy for those interested in early war aviation.
     
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  18. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    Well I have been at it again!
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  19. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Both interesting to me.

    I've been trying to get a decent copy of Martel's autobiography for some time now (An Outspoken Soldier). He's said to have been quite influential in tank doctrine for a while.

    And Barnett's book was very iconoclastic when first published--the first salvo of the anti-Monty-Myth forces. You're going to get a very sympathetic view of Auchinleck. This was possibly the first popular account to portray 'First Alamein' as a distinct battle as opposed to a disparate shambles and a bit of a fluke.
     
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  20. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    The first of the fall book sales at the U of T colleges started yesterday. The first day costs $5 to enter, and I don't think it's worth it. Anyway, I'm going this afternoon. :D
     
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