My book-buying "problem"

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

  1. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    If it helps your conscience, give me the freebie - I think I'm short A13 and Black Prince
  2. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    ...of course you can('t).....

    See what I did there?
  3. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles


    Tried to start Christmas shopping online. Found a privately published memoir by Wavell's ADC.

    Major Alexander Reid Scott MC (11th Hussars)

    It came out in 2018, but I've never seen a copy before.

    Caved on the spot.
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  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    This is not a support group.
    This is the dark web...
  5. Tolbooth

    Tolbooth Patron Patron

    Christmas present anyone ?
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  6. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Watch out for bibliophile rings
  7. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Not 'arf - mine twitches everytime she picks up a bank statement...
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A Christmas arrangement with someone called Lulu may have been hashed out.
    How many times must one say 'Covenanter' before the word has been successfully noted?
    Four, apparently.

    I must practice my feigned surprise.
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  9. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    I read this book and it made me more than enthusiastic:


    So immediately decided to order Balkoski's other two books dealing with the Fall Campaign of 1944 (Ninth US Army to the Rur):

    Balkoski 2.jpg Balkoski 1.jpg

    Now I notice that he also has written some volumes about the Normandy/Brittany campaign ... o_O?
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  10. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Yes, his Omaha and Utah Beaches books are well worth a read. Even the RN landing craft crews get a fair hearing!

    He was 29 US Div's official historian until he retired earlier in the year.
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  11. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    You know, this really WOULD just happen. I bought Mark Hayward's book on the Firefly (and no question it's good) and Peter Brown has another book coming out, on the Firefly. This will be a lovely book for modelers or anyone who just wants to look at photographs. There are a bunch of sample pages visible here:

    Armor PhotoHistory #6 Sherman Firefly

    I really must get a new job so I can afford to buy this before it goes out of print.
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  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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  13. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Nice one. I'm on their mailing list so hope to get a notification soon so I can order my copy.
  14. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Is there any difference in the text between "A View From the Turret" and "Tank Commander"? I think they're the same book under different titles? (Also a copy of "Tank Commander" is also for sale there for £11)
  15. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

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    Some interesting finds trickled in....and I may or may not have done some damage at NMP Black Friday sale that will darken my door soonish.
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  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Don't think so.
  17. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    It stretched the definition of 'bargain' a bit but it is the HB in close-to-unread condition:


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