Which book do you currently read?

Discussion in 'WWII Books' started by Pisis, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. Pisis

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    Now I read:

    - Kafka's The Process (Crazy psycho, he was a crazy freak i think)

    - The Virtual History from a historian Naill Ferguson, describing the "what if" scenarios in some of the major historical events (like crusades, napoleon, french revolution, WWI II, cold war etc...)

    - The First Three Minutes by Mark Weinberg, a well know physician, this book is about the big bang and what was happening in the first three minutes after that

    And what about you guys?
     
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    Right now I'm "reading" the Historic Aviation catalog, hoping some money magically appears in my hands. ;)

    Seriously though, I never read much for fun.....
     
  3. Pisis

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    i also read the newspapers every day, and it takes a lot of time also :lol:
     
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    I am currently reading "The Voice of War: The 2nd World War by those who fought it" edited by 2 authors whose names escape me (I'll put them in when I remember). Some really good accounts of some of the events of WW2 particulary on the Warsaw Uprising. Also contains a lot of stuff by Churchill.
     
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    I just started reading a book my wife bought me...

    "I Could Never Be So Lucky Again" - An Autobiography of General James "Jimmy" Doolittle...
     
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    i have huge amount of WWII aviation books, but some of them are so boring that i gave up reading it. some one year ago i bought a book called Spitfire over Europe about Czech fighter ace, only 20 years old Slovak guy by a well known aviation historian Jiří Rajlich but the content is boring, mostly of technical or weather stuff, time of take offs, etc...

    on the other hand, the most immersive books are from the vets, of course.
     
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    I'm reading "Burma: The Forgotten War" by Jon Latimer
     
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    I'm currently reading "Poland" by James Michener, which is pretty much a history of Poland in narrative form... it's actually a really good book, Michener is a great writer
     
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    uummmmm, journeys end, i ahve to for school lol, it's pretty good though......
     
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    I dont read. At all. Except Top Gear Magazine once a month :lol:
     
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    I am a habitual reader. Its a sickness really, I can stop anywhere, anytime to read. I don't think I have turned a television on in the past 12 months and the last time I looked at the nasty little square screen was to watch that glorious ashes victory.

    I usually have about 5-6 books going at any one time, a hangover from my uni days. Currently my bedside table has;

    Hegemony or Survial- Noam Chomsky

    Bill Bryson- A Short History Of Nearly Everything

    John Toland- The Rising Sun

    Arthur Conan Doyle- The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    Kazuo Ishiguro- An Artist of the Floating World

    Chalmers Johnston- Blowback

    Edward Saaid- Orientalism

    all at least half finished. I have also just finished Berlin by Anthony Beevor, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling and an anthology of Phillip K. Dick short stories called Payback.

    Usually I am very Science Fiction and History oriented reader but lately I have been reading more and more Political, Social and Protest works. I think it is about time my copy of Das Kapital comes out again!
     
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    That's a great read, Les. I read that one a couple of years ago. I never realized how much Doolittle did for aviation before I read that one.
     
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    The Latest Harry Potter, for the third time
     
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    Third. Time.


    I read the first 4, made it about 10 pages through the 5th before i got bored and im not even going to bother with this one :lol:
     
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    I like them and it took me less than a day to read it both times
     
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    I'm a fast reader...
     
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    i knew it was a matter of time before someone mentioned harry potter, i hate them books lol, but two of my friends are trying to get me to read them, one of them even got God to email me!!
     
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    God using Email? Next thing you know the Grim Reaper will be using Email.
     
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    maybe i should start paying more attention to them chain letters that say i'm gonne die then :lol:
     
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