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Die Geschichte des Deutschen Generalstabes 1918 - 1945 by Waldemar Erfurth

De four quartets by T.S. Eliot

De poorten van Damascus by Lieve Joris

Thucydides I: Books I & II (Loeb Classical Library #108) by Thucydides; C.F. Smith

Le temps des illusions (juillet 1940 - avril 1942) by Henry Du Moulin de Labarthète

Alraune / Der Zauberlehrling oder Die Teufelsjäger by Hanns H. Ewers

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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About meJust another compulsive reader and buyer.

About my libraryIn case you're wondering, the two digit+letter tags are simply an indication of format. 18S is an 18 cm softback, I'm sure you can work the rest out. In the interest of space saving, I store my books ruthlessly by format, so these tags help me where to look.

GroupsAerial Warfare, All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fiction/Non-Fiction, Byzantinistik, Combiners!, Cthulhu Mythos, Ghost and from beyond the graveyard, Goths Unite, Second World War Historyshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Mikhail Bulgakov, Albert Camus, Lewis Carroll, Christopher Duffy, Karen Duve, E. M. Forster, Kenneth Grahame, Ursula K. Le Guin, Bill Gunston, Thomas Hardy, Christoph Hein, Ian V. Hogg, C. S. Lewis, H. P. Lovecraft, Thomas Mann, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Orwell, Dorothy Parker, Mervyn Peake, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Joseph Roth, Arthur Schopenhauer, John Steinbeck, John Terraine, James Thurber, J. R. R. Tolkien, Barbara W. Tuchman, Evelyn Waugh, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, P. G. Wodehouse, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)


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I haven't had a chance to read them, but they look good. Per Elting, Maude has a definite pro-Prussian bias that you need to keep in mind when reading him. The best version to buy are the first editions, as Leipzig has ten very large folding maps in the back pocket, and Jena has nine. Worth it just for the maps, IMHO.
I liked your review of 'A Hunger Like No Other'. I kept going rather longer, but the mock Scottish werewolf clan eventually proved too much for me.

Scottish werewolf clan? Oh my. I'm told I also missed the crazy Valkyrie aunts and the "hero" stealing her credit cards...

1. "Medieval Handgonnes" (#3 in the new Weapon series by Osprey) has not been published yet. It is due out in October 2010. I don't think any of this series has been issued yet. The first one is due September 21, 2010.

2. This book is in my 'Wishlist' collection and under my '$ Don't Want' tag. I created the entry because I wanted to be able to see all of the books in this series, even the ones I don't have an interest in. I kept looking around to find out what was #3 again? Now I can look at the series and they are all there.

3. I hate Osprey! They are like potato chips. I can't stop buying them!

4. However, there are exceptions. I highly recommend 'The Osprey Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft, 1875-1995', by Bill Gunston. I'm glad I was able to get mine for under $100. IT IS WORTH IT!!!

5. I do like their 'General Military' series. I'm also hoping that I find their 'Raid' and 'Weapon' series enjoyable.

Sorry I'm so wordy,
Haven't read any of his titles. Any suggestions?
I was just adding a few people based on the number of books we have in common. I wanted some new friends, haha. Sorry to confuse!
Charles It depends what you want it for really. It is a good summary of developments and its use. Not so hot on how this all fitted into the realm of doctrine. But to make it short I would recommend it.
It is dangerous. And obsessional. I would need to quit my job to read them in a reasonable amount of time. I dipped my toe into Steampunk with [New Amsterdam] by [[Elizabeth Bear]]. I love, love this author and have since collected her other books (hence the troublesome TBR).

Here is the link for the list of Steampunk books I have so far. And I have read all of 3 of them!

[Boneshaker] by [[Cherie Priest]] is incredible so far and I really enjoyed [Salamander] by [[Thomas Wharton]] as it twists all over the place. I did not enjoy the Chaos trilogy; good Steampunk, liked the characters, but it is heavily, heavily based in mythology and, as I have never studied this, I was lost.

Mm, good question. I am presently immersed in Steampunk and have utterly neglected by vampire fiction, although I do have one of his books in my TBR pile (presently 200 books). Shall let you know once I read it; I noticed his books do seem to be highly rated.

I uploaded a cover for this book if you are interested.
Noticed you liked Clockwork Orange, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also about a group of violent kids (and also a bit dark). I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more about the book before you commit:


I never joke about Abe. Check out Amazon. There's a whole slew of classics being reimagined with a paranormal twist. Should be interesting.....
But wait, there's more. By the end of the year "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter" will be published!
You're probably right! I haven't read Courouble's book yet but it looks like the story is true -- in which form, I'll be interested to see.
The "riddle of the wooden bombs" is explained here:
I see that you too have just added Third World War. What did you think of it
Aw, shucks! Glad to help. First, can I ask you what type of books, what authors is she currently reading? (aside from Ms. Love ;)?)
I have uploaded a cover for The Killing Ground: The British Army, the Western Front, and the Emergence of Modern Warfare, 1900–1918 by Tim Travers. This is from the 1987 Allen & Unwin hardcover edition.
Cheers - I hadn't noticed this group. Funnily enough I wrote an undergraduate paper on "urban monsters" in London during the fin de Siecle - so I'm verrrry interested in this stuff. It will take me a while to go through all the postings, though! Jen.
Not-so-swift reply, but... do Danes ever get the joke? ;P
Book buying is the only addiction I have and I am happy to have it. There have been times when I have reviewed my Wish List on Amazon several times a day just for the sake of reviewing it. Purchasing a book gives me a high that can not be described nor compared to anything else. Thank you for understanding.
Greetings! You have good taste in books. Impressive library.

Thanks! You've got an excellent library as well! And I see that we have common interests in books too. I checked and Bekker's 'Hitler's Naval War' is the English translation of 'Verdammte See', so you can combine them.
That was very spot-on.
You're getting quite proficient in Swedish. Knowing German definitely helps, right?

Catrines intressanta blekhet; Catrine's interesting paleness, indeed!

It's a dissertation examining parallels between young women's class/education and their thoughts on marriage (whether marrying for love was necessary or not). Bjurman also discusses whether the growth of the middle class had an impact on the 'models', or social codes of love.
I'll do that.
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