What are you reading at the moment?

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Gage, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Thanks Kiwi. Didn't know that about Middlebrook. They are great books.
    Dr. Alfred Price is also well worth a read, his books on the Battle of Britain are fantastic, the best I have read.:)
     
  2. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    Thanks Kiwi. Didn't know that about Middlebrook. They are great books.
    Dr. Alfred Price is also well worth a read, his books on the Battle of Britain are fantastic, the best I have read.:)

    Another outstanding historian...I have several of his books. "Instruments of Darkness" still holds up, and "The Hardest Day" is gripping reading.
     
  3. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Another outstanding historian...I have several of his books. "Instruments of Darkness" still holds up, and "The Hardest Day" is gripping reading.

    I think 'The Hardest Day' is my all time fave non-fiction book. It gives you a little glimpse into what it must have been like. Outstanding.:)
     
  4. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    Dr. Alfred Price is also well worth a read, his books on the Battle of Britain are fantastic, the best I have read.:)

    i had the pleasure of meeting Dr price after giving a talk on RAF Marine Craft at the monthly RAFA meeting in Norwich.
     
  5. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    i had the pleasure of meeting Dr price after giving a talk on RAF Marine Craft at the monthly RAFA meeting in Norwich.

    And I am envious and congratulatory.

    If you ever see him again, tell him I have a pile of his books for him to autograph. :)
     
  6. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    And I am envious and congratulatory.

    If you ever see him again, tell him I have a pile of his books for him to autograph. :)

    And me!!
     
  7. Im reading Flags of our Fathers by James Bradley. Soon to be released as a film by Clint Eastwood. Just started it and well impressed!
     
  8. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    And I am envious and congratulatory.

    If you ever see him again, tell him I have a pile of his books for him to autograph. :)

    he still lives in Norfolk. Nice block to chat to, he even said nices things about my talk!!!!
     
  9. colinhotham

    colinhotham Senior Member

    I recommend AIRCRAFT DOWN - Forced Landings, Crash Landings & Rescues.
    By Alec Brew. Pen & Sword 2005.
    23 stories of courage, skill, fortitude and luck when things go wrong in the air.

    Colin.
     
  10. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Panzer Commander by Hans Von Luck. Crap title, but Its fantastic. . Cant put it down book. Cooking with one hand, taking with me everywhere. Seriously recomended.

    Kev
     
  11. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

    When I have finished the one I am reading at the moment ("Wings of War" Laddie Lucas) I will be starting "The Faraway War" By Richard Aldrich
     
  12. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Reading Mary Jane Staples - A sign of the times at the mo. Her books are very very easy going. Been reading her stuff for years.:)
     
  13. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    This week, I will be mostly reading; "Shake Hands With the devil" by Lt Gen Romeo Dallaire" Commander of the UN Forces in Rwanda!

    I also, have "Cardigan" by Donald Thomas. seems he is trying to undo the imagine created in The Reason why and the film.
     
  14. andalucia

    andalucia Senior Member

    Last Letters Home-by Tamasin Day-Lewis

    Very Sad
     
  15. lancesergeant

    lancesergeant Senior Member

    Have chance of getting the Patton book by Carlo D'Este. Is it worth getting your thoughts please.
     
  16. Hawkeye90

    Hawkeye90 Senior Member

    The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

    Its fictional account of a platoon of soldiers in Vietnam. Its a good book.
     
  17. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

    Just started "The Faraway War" by Richard Aldrich
     
  18. St. Ives

    St. Ives Member

    I've just today started reading Stalingrad by Antony Beevor. I am already familiar with his other book, Berlin, which I really enjoyed, and it is on the strength of that that I invested the £14.99 (€22.00) on this one.:)
     
  19. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I've just today started reading Stalingrad by Antony Beevor. I am already familiar with his other book, Berlin, which I really enjoyed, and it is on the strength of that that I invested the £14.99 (€22.00) on this one.:)

    I've got a copy but haven't got round to reading it yet. Let me know how you get on with it please, St Ives. I also read Berlin and really enjoyed it.:)
     
  20. St. Ives

    St. Ives Member

    I've got a copy but haven't got round to reading it yet. Let me know how you get on with it please, St Ives. I also read Berlin and really enjoyed it.:)

    Will do. I must say initially that so far it is proving to be a thoroughly good read.
     

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