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What are you reading related to your gaming?

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« on: July 22, 2014, 09:54:00 pm »

I'm continuing to read Zamoyski's 'Rites of Peace', which focusses on events surrounding the Congress of Vienna.



He does a really good job of making the central players come alive. His portrayal of Metternich is particularly interesting.
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 10:19:32 pm »

Why do we need monthly editions?
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 03:11:42 am »

Yeah one long reading thread would probably work ok here, doubt the traffic is going to be high enough yet to warrant monthly ones.

As for reading, I jjust finished Outlaw by Angus Donald



Been in a Robin Hood kind of mood so I've read a few different retellings.

Not sure what to start next though.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 07:10:09 am »

Why do we need monthly editions?

Dunno. Habit? It would be easier not to. Any way we can change the current thread title to 'What are you reading?' ?

(EDIT) Never mind - I figured it out.   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 08:45:06 am »

Once a thread gets very long though (thousands of pages) it will have to be locked and restarted.
There are performance issues with exceedingly long threads.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 10:56:14 am »

Reading Holger Herwig's book on the Battle of the Marne, 1914:



Interestingly, in his designer notes for 1914: Offensive a outrance, Michael Resch described Herwig's book as "a step back in scholarship" on the subject.  I've found it interesting enough, but the maps are terrible.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 03:37:50 pm »

A book   Huh
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014, 03:39:19 pm »

I'm reading the LOB rules.
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2014, 03:40:19 pm »

Nice picture on the cover of that Marne book.
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014, 04:11:01 pm »

I have just started on Guderian's 'Achtung-Panzer!'.

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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2014, 02:09:34 am »

War by Sebastian Junger. It's a grunts-eye view of a tour in Afghanistan's Korengal valley in 2007. I like the authors style; makes for an easy read. Not related to what I'm playing now but the book makes me want to revisit A Distant Plain.
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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2014, 08:12:14 pm »

Cast Iron Charlie (Charles Sorensen) - "My forty years with Ford".  VERY good read to prepare you for Martin Wallace's Automobile.

With a name like Cast Iron Charlie - you just have to read this one.

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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2014, 02:57:32 pm »



Been delving into Colombian history for a bit now as I've been exploring Andean Abyss. Very cool stuff so far, and I like how this book doesn't focus on just the drugs and violence (though it doesn't leave it out) which helps bring together some understanding of Colombian culture.
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2014, 03:21:56 pm »

Very nice!
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