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4th Cuirassier14 May 2019 12:05 p.m. PST

A Tarnished Eagle: Napoleon's Winter Campaign In Poland, December 1806 Through February 1807
£0.49 GBP

Marshal Ney – Bravest Of The Brave
£0.90 GBP

Military Life in Bivouac, Camp, Garrison, Barracks, &c
£0.90 GBP

Rude not to at these prices.

This link pulls up my list

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 12:12 p.m. PST

Folk tell me Kindle technology is becoming Passe (there should be an acute accent over the e, but I have no idea how to do that)….

Great thing though is that a Kindle weighs almost nothing and one's shelves are not filled with "read once only but really mean to etc" books. Ideal for that transatlantic flight or the hammock in Goa. I have about 20 books on Waterloo on mine…most also in hardback alas!

Darrell B D Day14 May 2019 12:37 p.m. PST

deadhead – your second paragraph has it spot on.

Not sure why Kindle is passé? Some people can't get to love it (my wife, for example) but it's always been that way. Those of us who appreciate the advantages, such as those you highlighted, can quietly go on doing so.


42flanker14 May 2019 3:12 p.m. PST

Deadhead- for any letter requiring an accent: (vowels, c, n, etc.) type the relevant key, keep it depressed and a panel should open up on the screen immediately above, offering the range of accents available, with a number below each example. With the letter key still depressed, tap the relevant numeral key and the letter will convert to its accented form. Game changer.

JimDuncanUK14 May 2019 4:06 p.m. PST


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 May 2019 5:38 p.m. PST

And you can also read any Kindle book on a web browser.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2019 1:04 a.m. PST

Which is why Kindles are said to be passé…….ah ha……..passé………gottit!

4th Cuirassier15 May 2019 1:16 a.m. PST

type the relevant key, keep it depressed and a panel should open up

Must be O/S or keyboard dependent. If I do that the result is


for example…

Yellow Admiral15 May 2019 3:52 a.m. PST

It is totally OS dependent. In linux I press the "compose key" (set to the right Alt key on my systems) then the key combination that gives me cool characters to type things like "Mötley Crüe boards Æther Flyer® to play over Åland at Nordheißfest™ — (© 2019)".

On a Mac you can do something similar with the Option key.

holdit15 May 2019 4:04 a.m. PST

It should be Ctrl+Alt+e if you're running Windows. It is for me anyway.

I've picked up all three books, you wouldn't get them for those prices at a jumble sale. Thank you 4th Cuirassier.

This is turning into a good week for me book-wise. I picked up Beevor's "Crete" for 89p yesterday.

Edit…and The Hundred Days Illustrated Edition from 4th Cuirassier's list.

holdit15 May 2019 4:14 a.m. PST

Re: Kindle…I do much prefer paper books but there's no denying what Kindle brings – a library in your pocket. I don't even have a Kindle device, just the app on my phone. Wherever I go I effectively have a full bookcase with me.

It's also handy for the less portable books. The Campaigns of Napoleon has been on my shelf for years, but I never made much progress with it because of its awkward size – hard to prop it up in bed and too big to take on the train. I picked up the Kindle version a few months ago and I'm at the Berezina already. Brrr…

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