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    Now reading The Fighting Agents by W.E.B. Griffin. It's the fourth novel in his "Men At War" series about the OSS in WWII.

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    I'm reading a book titled Hitler's Death. It's a compilation of reports by the Soviet military about the discovery and identification of the corpses of Hitler, Eva Braun, and Joseph Goebbels and his family in the ruins of Berlin in early May, 1945. It tells how the bodies were moved to the town of Magdeburg in what was East Germany and buried there on the grounds of a KGB compound until April 4, 1970, when KGB chief Yuri Andropov ordered them dug up, burned with charcoal, crushed to dust, then thrown into the Elbe River to be washed out into the North Sea. These events, and the reports about them in this book, were kept secret until 1996 when the Russian government released the info to the general public.

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    In the process of finishing Mike Snook's Like Wolves To The Fold, a follow on to his How Can Man Die Better, the first about the battle of Rorke's Drift (the story sort of told in the movie Zulu) and the conclusion of the war. The second covers the battle of Isandlawanda (Zulu Dawn) and the run-up to war. The scholarship is impeccable and the eye of a combat veteran infantry officer shows (Snook is in the successor regiment to the 24th, which had sub units at both battles) in the analysis of the actions. That Snook was assigned as an instructor to South Africa and spent a lot of time up in Zululand really makes for an interesting read, as does a more extensive use of primary sources, including recently revealed diaries of participants, than earlier works. The end result is a pretty bold contrast with popular notions and media reflections of what happened, why things happened and what the participants were like.
    Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto - “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.”

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    Honor Bound by W.E.B. Griffin. It's another series of novels about the OSS in WWII, this time taking place in Argentina.

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    Last Stand Of the Destroyermen and Men Of The Gambier Bay, both about the Battle of Samar. Awe inspiring.
    Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto - “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.”

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    I am currently reading all books of "The Golden Compass".

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    I'm reading Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors and the Race to Cross the Atlantic by Joe Jackson. The subtitle pretty much lays out the premise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campy View Post
    I'm reading Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors and the Race to Cross the Atlantic by Joe Jackson. The subtitle pretty much lays out the premise.
    I highly recommend The Flight of the Century: Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of American Aviation by Thomas Kessner. I just finished reading this tome a few months ago; it's another look into Lindbergh's flight and its impact on Lindbergh's life and the American aviation industry.

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    Currently reading I Sank The Bismark and The Great Game.
    Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto - “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.”

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    I'm currently reading The August Coup: The Truth and the Lessons by Mikhail Gorbachev. It's Gorbachev's side of the story about what happened beginning on August 18, 1991, when a group of Communist hard-liners tried to depose him and reinstate a totalitarian government similar to what they had under Brezhnev. They were not happy with the social and economic reforms Gorbachev had instituted since coming to power in 1985.
    It's kind of odd, reading a former Soviet leader praising the benefits of democracy and a capitalist economic system as the only way his nation can survive and prosper in the future. I never thought I'd see something like that in my lifetime....

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