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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2012 - 4:30 PM

I'm reading this too.Smile

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StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014930 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2012 - 6:35 PM

A collection of true crime short stories by Ann Rule; she's an excellent writer who really knows the genre.

rossd
rossd  111061 forum posts England
12 Mar 2012 - 6:40 PM

'Adobe CS5 for Photographers' by Martin Evening.................... and I'm completely baffled by most of it!

Cephus
Cephus  92129 forum posts England
12 Mar 2012 - 6:49 PM

Another topic entitled "What book are you reading"TongueTongueTongue

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StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014930 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2012 - 6:51 PM

rossd, go to 123di.com and have a look. I have trouble learning from books, but I've been using 123di for 7 years now, and keeping up with updates; it shows you how it all works in animated ebook form.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64543 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2014 - 6:59 PM

Can anyone recommend a good book about the D-Day landings. I know so little about it and there is such a lot of literature I don't know where to start.

mikehit
mikehit  56692 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2014 - 7:09 PM

'Overlord' by Max Hastings is very well reviewed (in fact anything about military campaigns written by him seem to get good write ups).

Here is another page full - there are also several that concentrate on commentary from the soldiers' point of view rather than the background and strategy.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Overlord-Pan-Military-Classics-Hastings-ebook/dp/B007KA1...

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64543 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2014 - 7:11 PM

Nothing too heavy. I like strategy and background mixed with reminiscences. Thanks for the ,ax Hastings tip. I've always liked his writing.

mikehit
mikehit  56692 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2014 - 7:17 PM

I should add that until the late 70s, many books looked at the invasions with almost a sense of wonder at the planning, strategy and audacity of it all. Then in the 80s and 90s the revisionists came in (including Hastings) to put a more balanced story and some, in doing so, may have gone a tad too far (for some) in pointing out the proficiencies of the Germans and the deficiencies in the Allied planning. But, being a journalist by training, I think Hastings does a decent job in writing for a more generalist reader even though he may frustrate the more specialist, knowledgeable military buff.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64543 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2014 - 7:23 PM

Hastings on order. Thanks. Smile

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64543 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 7:52 AM

I've just sat up most of the night finishing off Stephen King's book 11.22.63.
Absolutely unputdownable. It's a thick book but a great story.

I though King's book The Green Mile was so moving, but he's matched that and more with 11.22.63.

altitude50
altitude50  102009 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Aug 2014 - 8:52 AM

That's good, by coincidence a friend has just given me the hardback of the Stephen King book. I shall look forward to reading it.

His book of short stories, 'Different Seasons' is well worth looking out for, it has the original story that 'Shawshank' was adapted from in it.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64543 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 9:03 AM

Thanks for the tip Richard. Smile

I found it hard enough to hold the paperback version; can't imagine how you're going to manoevre a hardback. A lecturn might come in handy. Grin

altitude50
altitude50  102009 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Aug 2014 - 9:22 AM

I might be oldWink but I am still capable of holding a book! :Blush

I do remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when the news of JFK's assassination came through.Sad

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64543 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2014 - 10:04 AM


Quote: I do remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when the news of JFK's assassination came through

I don't. Grin

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