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Re: The Book Club - 2017
« Reply #30 on: 11-05-2018, 19:05:17 »
I can recommend "The Siege of Tsingtau: The German-Japanese War 1914" by Charles Stephenson. Despite it's title, it covers the whole 1914 pacific campaign, from the historical background of the various powers involved, to the naval actions, the Australian-Japanese invasions of the german colonies, and of course the capture of Qingdao.

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« Reply #31 on: 12-05-2018, 16:05:06 »
Thank you both of you

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« Reply #32 on: 12-05-2018, 19:05:17 »
I have another question for you.

I'm looking, this time, for a synthesis on the eastern front during ww1. But I search for one that talk of the origins of the russian in that war until the the end of the Polish–Soviet War. So I want one that cover the russian revolution and the allied intervention too. It can be a multiple volume book too.

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« Reply #33 on: 12-05-2018, 20:05:54 »
Since you said that multi-volumes are ok, you might want to look into Prit Buttar's works on the Eastern Front: Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914, Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915, Russia's Last Gasp: The Eastern Front 1916-17 and The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917–21.

Other than that, if you want to read a single book then there's Laura Engelstein's Russia in Flames. It covers pretty much everything you asked for, starting at 1904, but is mostly focused on the Russian Revolution and the Civil War, which it covers in great detail.

If you are interested mostly in the military history of the Great War, go for Buttar's books. If your interest is centered on the Civil War, then go for Engelstein's. Or both, if you have the time/money/willpower.

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Does anyone have some fiction reading recommendations? I've been reading a lot of history lately, and would like to take a break, but I don't know where to start.  :P
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« Reply #34 on: 12-05-2018, 22:05:10 »
Does anyone have some fiction reading recommendations? I've been reading a lot of history lately, and would like to take a break, but I don't know where to start.  :P
The Diceman, by George Cockcroft/Luke Rhinehart ;)

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« Reply #35 on: 13-05-2018, 01:05:40 »
Anyone can recommend me a good read about Sparta in specific or any other great book about the Greeks?


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« Reply #36 on: 13-05-2018, 01:05:52 »
Since you said that multi-volumes are ok, you might want to look into Prit Buttar's works on the Eastern Front: Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914, Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915, Russia's Last Gasp: The Eastern Front 1916-17 and The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917–21.

Other than that, if you want to read a single book then there's Laura Engelstein's Russia in Flames. It covers pretty much everything you asked for, starting at 1904, but is mostly focused on the Russian Revolution and the Civil War, which it covers in great detail.

If you are interested mostly in the military history of the Great War, go for Buttar's books. If your interest is centered on the Civil War, then go for Engelstein's. Or both, if you have the time/money/willpower.

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Does anyone have some fiction reading recommendations? I've been reading a lot of history lately, and would like to take a break, but I don't know where to start.  :P

Thank you. They look nice (they are in my wishlist), but if some people have other suggestion it will be nice.

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« Reply #37 on: 13-05-2018, 02:05:07 »
Anyone can recommend me a good read about Sparta in specific or any other great book about the Greeks?

This one :

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300160054/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's a good introduction ;)