My book-buying "problem"

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

  1. Tolbooth

    Tolbooth Patron Patron

    Charley, I absolutely adore these books. I think I've owned Autumn and Winter longer than any other book I still have, along with this one with drawings by S R Badmin
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  2. Tolbooth

    Tolbooth Patron Patron

    Just popped into the local 2nd hand bookshop. The title says it all really, 20190904_125220~2.jpg
     
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  3. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Three most recent arrivals:
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    Argus doesn't get the attention other RN carriers get but it was pioneering and did a lot of important work during the early war years when carriers were a rare commodity.

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    Mostly looks at France, Italy and Germany but touches on other countries as well
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    I have Rogers' other two books on the Dodecanese campaign so had to pick up this most recent one. It's a good Osprey with decent maps, a great selection of pictures and an author who knows his subject well.
     
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  4. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    I haven't received it yet, but a random search on abebooks in order to just quote a sample price to someone led to me finding a used copy of Dick Taylor's Warpaint Vol 2 for sale which I snapped up a couple of days ago. That's the one volume of the four that I don't have, with the WW2 camouflage. (Although I do have Mike Starmer's booklets on that subject as well.)

    And a friend in the UK says he has just sent me a copy of Elstob's Warriors for the Working Day. :)
     
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  5. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Acting as a jump-off platform to get fighters to Malta may not have been that glorious but it was vital!
     
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  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Recommended on Twatter by the chap that wrote 'War on Wheels', so since everything I've picked up from that book's references has been good, thought what the hell.
    Does look like an interesting perspective from an (R)ASC chap that was present during early interwar mechanisation.

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    Added bonus: shipped new for c.£2.50. now seems to be fifteen quid. :)
     
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  7. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    The Jam Stealers (WW1 nickname for the ASC) were well into mechanisation during WW1 using many lorries and also Holt half tracks
     
  8. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

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

    [​IMG] [​IMG] looks at the other Dutch destroyers battling in the NEI as well
    and also the following:
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  9. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Got the shakes presently............no books bought for a while!!
     
  10. 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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  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  12. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

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

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  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Strange book.
    More aggressive editor possibly needed... or something.
     
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Don Juan

    Don Juan Well-Known Member

    That book might be interesting to compare with this classic.
     
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  18. 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.
     
  19. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Can you say more about what those (In Detail) books are like?
     
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  20. 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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