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04 Feb 2018 5:55 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 3:53 p.m. PST

Something for inspiration? Rules? A history book? A novel? I'm reading, "The Royal Engineers in Egypt and the Sudan," by Lt. Col. E.W.C. Sandes. Excellent book. Currently enjoying the chapter on Gordon at Khartoum.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 3:56 p.m. PST

Wuthering Heights.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 4:06 p.m. PST

Manuever and Battle of the Mexican Revolution..Vol 1 of 5..I am plowing thru this monster book..almost too much info ,,,great book ..a little dry..don;t know if will buy 4 or 5 ..great book ..but man o man..I have learned a lot and for gaming it's great …but wow..

lloydthegamer Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 4:11 p.m. PST

Catherine Called Birdy

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 4:15 p.m. PST

Rising Sun, Falling Skies (The Java Sea Campaign).

Striker04 Feb 2018 4:18 p.m. PST

Russian Tanks 1900-1970.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 4:21 p.m. PST

Ancient Slavery and the Ideal of Man.

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 4:28 p.m. PST

Former People: The Last Days of the Russian Aristocracy. Fascinating.

oldjarhead04 Feb 2018 4:54 p.m. PST

Go To Your God Like A Soldier

rick3204 Feb 2018 5:03 p.m. PST

Last book in David Powell's Chickamauga trilogy. Fantastic reads!

Atomic Floozy04 Feb 2018 5:05 p.m. PST

The Amazons – Lives & Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 5:27 p.m. PST

The story of Stonehedge
Not about gaming but interesting history.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 5:31 p.m. PST


Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 5:31 p.m. PST

Goodbye Dolly Gray an oldie but goodie on the Boer

FABET0104 Feb 2018 5:33 p.m. PST

"The Road to Middle-Earth" by Tom Shippey.

nevals04 Feb 2018 5:40 p.m. PST

"Lies of Locke Lamora" by Lynch and "Battle Royal: The Wars of the Roses: 1440-1462 by Bicheno.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 5:51 p.m. PST

George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution by Kilmeade and Yaeger.

BW195904 Feb 2018 5:51 p.m. PST

Mead and Lee after Gettysburg. by Jeffrey Hunt

Steelkilt04 Feb 2018 6:04 p.m. PST

Shelby Foote's 'Civil War: A Narrative,' volume 3. First time through.

stephen m04 Feb 2018 6:11 p.m. PST

A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924

Orlando Figes

I am more than halfway through the initial section which lays out the background on why and how it could (have) happen(ed). It goes way back into the deep rooted causes and how they came to work together to allow and create the conditions which didn't just lead to the revolution but made it inevitable.

Very thorough and informative. It appears to be regarded as one of the best researched and thoughtful works on the subject. I hope the rest of the book lays out what did happen and how the events were related. I doubt I will be disappointed based on my reading thus far.

princeman04 Feb 2018 6:21 p.m. PST

Just finished 'Wargamers Guide to the Crusades'.

Silurian04 Feb 2018 6:45 p.m. PST

Haile Selassie's War: the Italian-Ethiopian Campaign 1935-1941, by A Mockler

Fascinating and very engagingly written. Can't put it down; Ethiopians have just been gassed for the first time. Looks like it goes up to the liberation by the British.

coolyork Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 7:02 p.m. PST

The Mad Mullah Of Somaliland by Jardine

redmist112204 Feb 2018 7:46 p.m. PST

"The Buccaneers of America" by Alexander O. Exquemelin.


Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 8:07 p.m. PST

Thick As Thieves, the latest in the Queen's Thief/Eugenides series by Megan Whalen Turner.

D A THB04 Feb 2018 8:16 p.m. PST

My neighbours mail. Its recycling day and I find lots of it on my front lawn.

basileus66 Inactive Member04 Feb 2018 9:31 p.m. PST

Bruce M.S Campbell "The Great Transition. Climate, Disease and Society in the Late-Medieval World".

Forager04 Feb 2018 9:41 p.m. PST


Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 1:28 a.m. PST

Steven Duffy's 'Russia's way to the west'

GurKhan05 Feb 2018 2:11 a.m. PST

The catalogue of the recent British Museum Scythian exhibition.

Personal logo Dschebe Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 3:37 a.m. PST

The Other side of the Hill, by Liddell Hart. It's a WWII account written uppon the interviews of german high ranking military officers, just finished the war. I find it very interesting.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 4:20 a.m. PST

"Titans at the Admiralty: Churchill and Fisher in WW I." Just finished "The Man From the Diogenes Club."

Karellian Knight05 Feb 2018 4:39 a.m. PST

Horizon wars and The last argument of kings by Joe Abercrombie

Schogun05 Feb 2018 5:24 a.m. PST

War with China books by Dale Brown and David Poyer. Fiction, yes, and scary.

Gone Fishing05 Feb 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

I just finished Moby Dick for about the fourth time. Absolutely love that book. I think it was George Steiner who once said Huckleberry Finn is the best American novel; Moby Dick is the best novel by an American. Interesting comment.

Of the titles above, The Mad Mullah caught my attention. I'll have to look for that!

RudyNelson05 Feb 2018 7:12 a.m. PST

Just doing research on different eras. So my reading is spotty.

Chuckaroobob05 Feb 2018 7:19 a.m. PST

"The Sling and The Stone" a book about 4th generation warfare.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 7:33 a.m. PST

"Cuba in War Time" by Richard Harding Davis.

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 8:18 a.m. PST

Re- reading Dando At Delhi Ridge.

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 8:23 a.m. PST

"John Company's Last War" by Barbara English. It's about an Anglo-Persian war in the 1860s.

ashauace6970 Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 8:33 a.m. PST

Finished Case Red and did Ortona and Husky
All good reads

Corporal Fagen05 Feb 2018 8:38 a.m. PST

I'm ready to start Michael Asher's "Khartoum" and Anton Adams' "The War in Mexico" is coming in the mail (although delayed, darn it)

Mick the Metalsmith Inactive Member05 Feb 2018 9:38 a.m. PST

War in the Shadows by Robert Asprey. A history of insurgencies and Guerilla warfare since Antiquity to the end of Vietnam. Very very good two volumes.

I have The Sling and the Stone for my next book.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 10:38 a.m. PST

A lot of interesting titles so far.

General Kirchner05 Feb 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

just finished a book researching the real life, geography, and plants and animals of Laura Ingalls Wilder. ( the author of the little house on the prairie books).

fascinating read, and some of my favorites as a child and for my children, especially FARMER BOY.

I am now reading a book on Churchill that is hard for me to stay awake as i read it. I am giving it a couple more chapters, but it reads like a dissertation paper.

tigrifsgt05 Feb 2018 11:46 a.m. PST

Vikings and their Enemies

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 2:17 p.m. PST

Sino-French Naval War 1884-1885

jdpintex05 Feb 2018 2:20 p.m. PST

Extinction Edge by Nicholas sansbury smith – zombie book

KSmyth05 Feb 2018 2:43 p.m. PST

Re-reading Michael Moorcock's Hawkmoon stories as I prepared to paint up the Eureka figures for Dragon Rampant.

BuckeyeBob05 Feb 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

Just finished the 1040 Instructions for 2017 Federal Taxes.
Now back to reading Ohara's Clash of Fleets.

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