My book-buying "problem"

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

  1. Nick the Noodle

    Nick the Noodle Active Member

    Do you have an email I can use?
  2. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Another from a different era but looks like it will be a cracking read.

    CL1 and stolpi like this.
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Desert memoir from a chap that seems to have gone through the entire siege of Tobruk.
    'The Fusing of the Ploughshare'.

    Waddell, Wobbler, stolpi and 2 others like this.
  4. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    That sounds great! Let us know how it is.
  5. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    Donated two books to the volunteer-run book room at the Canadian War Museum.

    Then my friend Brad gave me this little Ian Allen book (clearly dates to the 50s as Conqueror is in service). And the book room had Warpath - a history of the Algonquin Regiment - and Clio's Warriors, which I've been hoping to find for some time. It's a look at Canadian WW2 historiography, as in how the official histories came to be written and the struggles to access British and American archives, and history-writing in Canada since.

    JeremyC, Wobbler, Waddell and 3 others like this.
  6. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Recent arrivals:
    NMP reprint of the title

    Wobbler, Waddell, Don Juan and 3 others like this.
  7. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    Three recent purchases by me. Serve a dual purpose of being interesting topics in of themselves, but also using them as inspiration for putting together my own book. What does and doesn't work, layout, content, etc.

    Wobbler, Waddell, CL1 and 4 others like this.
  8. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    Aaaaghhhh it's a book on the M-10 that I don't have yet! Damnit!
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2023
    Wobbler, Nick the Noodle and BFBSM like this.
  9. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    Looks really interesting, this.

    J Kubra, andy007, Wobbler and 3 others like this.
  10. Don Juan

    Don Juan Well-Known Member

    Gotta have.

    I swore I'd never get into 'B' vehicles. But I'm getting into 'B' vehicles.......
    JeremyC and Chris C like this.
  11. Tolbooth

    Tolbooth Patron Patron

    No idea what it's like. Think I've read his book about artillery which was quite good... 20231014_122846.jpg
    DogDodger, JeremyC, Chris C and 2 others like this.
  12. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I haven't bought a book in ages!! Am I finally weaning myself off this obsession?
  13. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    No. :D
  14. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    This book was one of my first specifically ‘Tank’ books. I found it t be a good general introduction to the subject.
    Tolbooth likes this.
  15. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer Pearl Harbor Myth Buster

    Is Jellicoe's book on Jutland important to the topic? I have one in very good condition that is ready to be passed on. Postage only if outside the US. Can't let Otto get ALL the good ones, now can we.
  16. JeremyC

    JeremyC Well-Known Member

    Careful now - 'B' vehicles can be addictive, y'know . . .
    Juha, Wobbler and Don Juan like this.
  17. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    You won't be disappointed Chris. It's an honest, sometimes scathing, assessment of 2NZEF.
    Chris C likes this.
  18. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Spent a bit much last month and vowed to abstain until Christmas, but then a rare one from my want-list came on sale for slightly more than I'd liked to have paid, so I bought it.

    Ronald Wingate's biography of Pug Ismay.

    Scarce and in superior nick—surely justifiable?
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2023
    dryan67, Wobbler, Dave55 and 2 others like this.
  19. jwsleser

    jwsleser Well-Known Member

    There is never an end to research.

    I have copies of the translated Japanese officials on the NEI, so needed the the Dutch officials covering the same campaign. A set of Nederlands-Indië contra Japan now shares the same shelf as the three volumes of the Japanese history. I have searched for this set off and on over several decades. I examined picking up individual volumes over time, but the volume on Java remained elusive. After working for 15 years to find a missing volume of Einzelschriften über den Russisch-japanischer Krieg (I did finally succeed), I swore not to attempt to collect a rare set by piecemeal again unless there are strong indications that all the volumes will show up for sale at some point.

    This set is in beautiful condition and includes all the separate maps and most surprisingly the errata inserts for the volumes.
    Japan NEI officials.jpg

    The Dutch officials for May 1940 have been on my radar as well. I have found a few volumes, but quite expensive and no indication that all the volumes are obtainable.

    Pista! Jeff
    Wobbler, Orwell1984, stolpi and 4 others like this.
  20. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Cracked and bought a shiny little tank book for the first time in ages.
    Dunno. We shall see.

    Juha, Orwell1984 and stolpi like this.

Share This Page