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Member: Ammianus

CollectionsYour library (841), Favorites (22), All collections (841)

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TagsWWII (208), Napoleonic (169), Civil War (167), Naval (95), historical fiction (89), ETO (64), Army of Northern Virginia (52), Peninsular (50), Army of Tennessee (41), Raider (40) — see all tags

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About me"Life is simple...read books, drink coffee, feed the cat."
I'm a transplanted Mississippian living in Annapolis, Maryland, with my wife & cat. Trained as a military historian I now work as a staff officer in the federal bureaucracy battling the unending deluge of email and herding cats while being pecked to death by ducks. Along with my interest in military history I'm also a wargamer in the historical miniatures world. My wife, now happily retired, and I, have been fortunate enough to travel the world, seeing the sights from Japan to Slovenia on the lookout for bookstores, battlefields, B&B's and the odd jewelry store. Alesia, Waterloo, Gettysburg, Glorieta Pass, Omaha Beach, Bastogne and Fort Ticonderoga are a few of our stops. I'm ex-Army. We're both MAC users.

About my libraryClassic comic books, Landmark YA histories & the old ACE fantasy/scifi volumes got me started...now it's mostly military history with strong sections of related historical fiction or military science fiction/fantasy along with some hard-boiled detectives and Scandinavian police procedurals. Of course, I've got the obligatory DUNE & Patrick O'Brians. Along with the Peninsular War, the Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution, the American Civil War, & WWII; I do have some particular collection interests: Robert Frederick's First Special Service Force, Merrill's Marauders, German surface raiders of WWI & WWII (Wolf & Atlantis etc), military staff officers (Berthier, Sorrel, B.Smith, Thiebault), the Civil War in the Southwest (Glorieta!) and the Late Roman/Dark Ages period (Aetius, Alaric, Stilicho & Arthur).

So many books, so little time...

GroupsAmerican Civil War, Ancient History, Military History, Second World War History

Favorite authorsDan Abnett, Edward Porter Alexander, Martin Blumenson, Wallace Breem, Raymond Chandler, Bernard Cornwell, Carlo D'Este, Philip K. Dick, Alfred Duggan, Dorothy Dunnett, John Elting, Shelby Foote, C. S. Forester, Alan Furst, Adrian Goldsworthy, Dashiell Hammett, Cecelia Holland, Alexander Kent, Ross Macdonald, Ammianus Marcellinus, Patrick O'Brian, H. Beam Piper, Mary Renault, Pat Southern, Louis Gabriel Suchet, Duc D'Albufera, Rosemary Sutcliff, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jack Vance, Donald E. Westlake, Xenophon, Eiji Yoshikawa, Roger Zelazny (Shared favorites)

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LocationAnnapolis Maryland

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Member sinceSep 25, 2006

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