What book are you reading?

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  1. Desert Fox

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    We've got threads dedicated to music and films, but none on books! Just post what you are currently reading, or if you aren't reading anything, what you read last.

    As for me, I'm reading "The Sicilian" by Mario Puzo, the sequel to "The Godfather". I strongly recommend it
     
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    I'm still trying to read Slash's autobiography at the moment
     
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    "Zhukov, marchal of the soviet union", by otto preston chaney jr.

    "Stalingrade, the beginning of the end", by geoffrey jukes.
     
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    "There and back" By Alan Randell. The story of 36 (transport) sqn RAAF in WWII.
     
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    Three men in a boat for the fourth time in thirty years
     
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    Aiming High by Jon Johansson

    Story of a man who failed most of school, was told he would never get anywhere in life.
    Bought a Vans RV-4 kit aircraft, built it, then flew around the world in it- twice!
    School drop-out turned aviation legend. Great book!
    Strongly recommend it!
     
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    "The Rise of the Luftwaffe:1918-1940" by Herbert Molloy Mason Jr.
     
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    Made In America - Bill Bryson

    The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Bill Bryson

    Gestapo Hunters

    Desert Scorpions

    Desert Warriors

    The Flying Grocer (operation Mana )

    Aircrew

    Flying from the sun

    Cats at War (RAAF Catalinas)

    Australias Dambusters

    And Another thing ( Top Gears Jeremy Clarkson's book)

    Yes I am a writing student :lol:
     
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    just finished wing commander by johnnie johnson.
    just started nine lives by al dere, am wating for samurai by saburo sakai and to fly and fight by bud anderson to be delivered
     
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    I've read it and it's an excellent book!



    I'm about 2/3rds through "Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man" by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore. It is a disapointment in the sense that it reveals nothing new. It seems to be a compilation of facts already discussed in various works of the past 30-40 years, with perhaps some tidbits of new information. I guess it's ok if you're learning about it for the first time. However, it's a good read and written well, has a good "flow' to it, so to speak.
     
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    Hey Fox: You obviously missed this:

    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/of...9116.html?highlight=What+book+are+you+reading.

    Charles
     
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    I'm "reading" an audio book.

    "An Army At Dawn"

    I have it in my truck and listen to it when talk radio is in commercial break or is chatting about something I'm not interested in.
     
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    *G* Good taste there, Sys!
     
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    I just finished the 7th book of The Saga of the Seven Suns.
    Now reading Citizen of the Galaxy .
     
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    It has some very nice lamb recipes...

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    can't beat mince Graeme, anything, anywhere, anytime :lol:
     
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    Somehow I can't imagine "mince Graeme" would taste very good.....
     
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    dunno maybe some garlic a feww herbs you never know :lol:
     
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