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11-15-2012, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Artemis View Post
Been reading a lot too; it's nice to catch up with books I had piling up. On a WWII kick right now - just finished John Tolland's book on the Battle of the Bulge and now reading Max Hastings' "Inferno," which is fantastic.

Paying more attention to the Springfield Falcons, who look terrific. Got next Saturday off so I can go see them - can't wait!
Band of Brothers is a must.

As is With the Old Breed At Peleliu and Okinawa. Some of the story was featured in the series "The Pacific". But the book is far more detailed and far less ambiguous. I think every HS kid should have to read this book. Puts a real perspective on a lot revisionist history that's served up these days.

There's a reason Spielberg turned both of these books into a mini-series. Two of the best regarding WWII.

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