What book are you reading right now?

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  1. Hunter368

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    Simple what book are you reading right now?
     
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    Knights of Bushido: A Short History Of Japanese War Crimes
    by Lord Russell of Liverpool

    I am about 1/4 of the way through it. Quite a good book.
     

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    Nice, sounds good.
     
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    I will say though that there are parts that are difficult to read. The horrors inflicted on the Chinese and the allied POWs were pure evil. It has increased my appreciation for the guys that fought in the Pacific, all of the allies. But while the POWs were mistreated on a horrendous scale, the Coolies that were essentially slaves faired even worse.
     
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    Unfortunately, I'm reading Molecular Cell Biology by Lodish et al for my exam tomorrow
     
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    Sorry, MM, but I thnk my book might be a bit more interesting. ;)
     
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    Nachtjäger volume 2 by D. Wiiliams, still going through his mistakes. JG 300 volume 1 still only about 3/4rs of the way through.

    working on one of my own books and typing out letters to veterans
     
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    I bet Evan that it is grim, I read a few years ago a great book on German war crimes. It was deeply disturbing and I mean deeply and I am very used to war crimes, etc. This book made me really wonder how could one human do such a thing to another human. I am sure your book is very much the same. Very sad that anyone had to suffer like that. War is war, torture is totally different and evil. You read books like this and you learn what real evil is, evil is just a word to most people and they don't understand what it really means until you read what some of these people did to other fellow human beings.
     
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    Flyboys by James Bradley, concerning the murder and execution of several American Naval Aviators on Chichi Jima....

    Finished up the JG 300 Vol I book last weekend.... Sooo much information in that book.... Cant wait for the translated Vol II to come out....
     
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    Just finished "Spitfires Over Darwin" excellent book about the Spitfire involvement in the air war over Northern Australia in 1943.
     
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    side note just released in England is Scale Aircraft Modelling with Neil Pages Dora 9 article: many pics and good text........

    enjoy I am when it comes to the States
     
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    Richard J. Aldrich - Witness to War. I am in October 1942 so just coming up for Operation Torch, enjoying it so far.
     
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    Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-1945, by Max Hastings
     
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    Bomber Crew - Taking on the Reich by John Sweetman.
     
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    That's a good one. I read that one a couple of years ago. Unbelievable what those poor aviators went through.
     
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    I agree evan.... Its a very sobering book, and rather depressing...
     
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    For my schoolwork, I'm currently cycling through all of those:

    Erich Kulka: Židé v československé Svobodově armádě, Naše vojsko, Praha 1990
    Ludvík Svoboda: Z Buzuluku do Prahy, Naše Vojsko, Praha 1974
    Karel Richter: Přes krvavé řeky, Ostrov, Praha 2003
    Karel Richter: Apokalypsa v Karpatech, Ostrov, Praha 2003
    Karel Richter: Dobývání domova, Ostrov, Praha 2005
    Karel Richter: Československý odboj na Východě, FMO, Praha 1992
    Jiří Fidler: Sokolovo 1943, Naše vojsko, 2004
    Natalia Berger a kolektiv: Na křižovatce kultur – Historie československých Židů, Mladá fronta, Praha, 1992
    Tomáš Pěkný: Historie Židů v Čechách a na Moravě, Sefer, Praha 1992
    Miroslav Šáda, Karel Krátký, Jan Beránek: Za svobodu Československa – Brána Svobody (Druhý svazek díla kapitoly z dějin čs. Vojenské jednotky v SSSR za druhé světové války), Praha 1961
    Arnošt Steiner, Jindřich Drebota: Za cenu života, Naše Vojsko, Praha 1981
    Václav Houžvička: Návraty sudetské otázky, Karolinum, Praha 2005
    Zdeněk Beneš, Drahomír Jančík, Jan Kuklík, ml., Eduard Kubů, Václav Kural, Robert Kvaček, Václav Pavlíček, Jiří Pešek, René Petráš, Zdeněk Radvanovský (a kol.), Radovan Suchánek: Rozumět dějinám – Vývoj česko-německých vztahů na našem území v letech 1848-1948, Gallery, Pardubice 2002

    .... :rolleyes:
     
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    Notes from a small Island - Bill Bryson

    not war/aviation related at all.

    I am also reading a Psychology of Military Incompetance though, which is :)
     
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    I am reading two right now:

    The Cactus Air Force - Thomas Miller
    Interesting so far on a subect that I have not seen alot of books on, air battle for Guadalcanal.

    Die Deutsche Luftwaffe 1939-1945 - A.Galland, K.Ries, R.Ahnert
    Great book, lots of nice pics in it that I will be posting here today at some time.
     
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