My book-buying "problem"

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

  1. 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 !

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  2. 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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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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

  4. 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.

    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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  5. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    Well I have been at it again!
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. zola1

    zola1 Member

    Just got this from Oxfam ... big read there ... I’m interested in Montys time in Italy .. 8th Army etc.


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  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I can handle it.
    Just got an Amazon account, that's all.
    Can stop any time I like.


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  10. CL1

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

    Its slippery slope, first books then a complete random selection of stuff that is appealing but not really required
    I would add you have been warned but you will fail to control it





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  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Works the other way.
    The books displace the idiot shopping.
    Once went out for a loaf of bread in Nottingham, but came back with a clockwork radio, an iron cross, & a first war hand grenade... Forgot the bread.

    I do like ball bearings.
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  12. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    "And only I am escaped to tell thee..."

    I managed to get out of the book sale with just one book. Saw copies of Love And War In The Apennines and Monty's memoirs but ultimately skipped those as I can get them from the library. And a folio edition of Ill Met By Moonlight but I already have it (well, I have a paperback).

    What I did get was this:

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  13. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.


    I would like all three of the above. Not bothered that they are in Polish Text. Its a problem that if you can buy all three original volumes together- then it will cost you your spleen. It does look rather good has to what I've seen.

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  14. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    Another delivery today!

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  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Sort of.
    Doubtless already have most of the info, but a couple of quid for something I remember grandad checking is worth it.

  16. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Okay here's the latest additions to the library:
    Purchased for an article on the naval action off of Endau, Malaya January 1942, the first Royal Naval surface action of the Pacific War taking place after the loss of Force Z.


    Fills a gap in my library. A common justification :D
    Liked his previous works and interested in this subject.
    Again authors I like and it's got Skuas, Rocs and Fulmars in it!

    Written by a navigator in 418 squadron, a unit which flew intruder missions in Bostons and later Mosquitos. Lots of good pictures and coverage of the use of the Boston in this role.
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  17. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    I've added From Hell to Breakfast to my wanted list! Thanks!
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  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Irresistible charity shop title.

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  19. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    I hope there wasn't a German edition...
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  20. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles


    This children's cult classic has been republished this week. I think it was the most heavily-thumbed and regularly replaced book in the school library. I might even let my daughter have a look...


    Ring any bells with anybody here?
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