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url 2017-06-29 13:56
Secret World Legends – PS4 NexTorrent

Voyage de Londres à Séoul à New York et au-delà NexTorrent . Explorez les forêts sombres de Transylvanie, les déserts brûlés d’Égypte et une petite ville côtière en Nouvelle-Angleterre remplie d’horreur et de mystère. Visitez les lieux inspirés par le monde réel maintenant envahie par les créatures du mythe et de la légende.

 

 

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review 2017-02-10 00:00
Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage
Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage - Eamon Javers A compulsively readable account of early history of corpintel. And else.
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review 2017-01-31 15:49
A good overview of the "wonder weapons"
Germany's Secret Weapons of World War II - Roger Ford

One of the more popular subjects among World War II aficionados is that of the Wunderwaffen, the exotic weaponry that the Germans developed over the course of the war. Though these advanced and at times even revolutionary munitions were developed too late to win the war for Germany (and it is arguable whether they could have even if they had been introduced sooner), they shaped the evolution of weapons and warfare right down to the present day.

 

Roger Ford's book is not a comprehensive examination of these weapons. What he does instead is examine German wartime weapons development in a number of categories, from jet aircraft and missile technology to tanks and submarines. In each he focuses primarily upon the designs that were pursued to the prototype or early production stage, explaining how they were developed that the obstacles that blocked or delayed their introduction to service. In doing so, he helps to explain the technological and bureaucratic challenges that inhibited their use, as well as the flamboyant nature of some of the weapons (such as the massive "Schwere Gustav" cannon) that that were so impractical as to be wasteful curiosities.

 

Well argued and supported by numerous illustrations, Ford's book is is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning more about Germany's secret weapons. His analysis of the weapons' value and their influence on postwar development is particularly good, and while at times he can be a little opinionated (he is really contemptuous of the Tiger tank), its blatantness is actually a plus, as it helps to identify more clearly where his biases lay. Overall, this is a good book and one that should be read by anyone seeking to understand both Germany's "wonder weapons" and their legacy for modern warfare.

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text 2016-06-10 17:00
#IndieBooksBeSeen TBR
Godwine Kingmaker: Part One of The Last Great Saxon Earls - Mercedes Rochelle
The Errant Flock (The Flock Series Book 1) - Jana Petken
The Imp of Eye (Renaissance Sojourner Series Book 1) - Kristin Gleeson,Moonyeen Blakey
Soldier of Fortune (I): The Wolf Cub - David Pilling,MoreVisual
The Secret World of Christoval Alvarez - Ann Swinfen
Beneath Still Waters - Cynthia A. Graham
The Bastard Princess (The Elizabeth of England Chronicles Book 1) - G. Lawrence,Brooke Aldrich
The Luck of the Weissensteiners - Christoph Fischer
Jasper - Book Two of the Tudor Trilogy - Tony Riches
Blessop's Wife - Barbara Gaskell Denvil

I started this post out as a draft of my July TBR. When I quickly came up with a list of 10 independently published novels that I've been wanting to get around to reading, I decided they needed their own post. Some of these have shown up on my monthly TBRs before, but others are brand new. I've read other works by a couple of these authors (David Pilling & Tony Riches), but the others are new to me.

 

Some people stay away from indies because they've been burnt. Nobody likes to spend a few dollars - and even more importantly, their precious reading time - on a dud that did not find a major publisher for a reason. Of course, as an independent author myself, I have good reason for giving others a try more often than most. I will say that I find just as many hits (& misses) among indies as I do mass market, but I am also careful about what I read from either source.

 

If you are interested in testing out the indie waters, maybe some of these sound good to you. Have you read other self-published works that you would recommend? I'd love to hear about them!

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text 2016-03-24 21:26
Because They Were on Sale (My Excuse, As Usual)
The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories - Robert Poole,Robert Poole
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America - David von Drehle
Passionate Minds: The Great Love Affair ... Passionate Minds: The Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment, Featuring the Scientist Emilie du Chatelet, the Poet Voltaire, Sword Fights, Book Burnings, Assorted Kings, Seditious Verse, and the Birth of the Modern World - David Bodanis
Devil at My Heels - Louis Zamperini,David Rensin
A People's History of Quebec - Jacques Lacoursiere,Robin Philpot
Neither here nor there: Travels in Europe - Bill Bryson
The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery - Rick Beyer,Elizabeth Sayles
Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary - Anita Anand
Death and the Maidens: Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley circle - Janet Todd
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation - Blake J. Harris

Sale on Amazon US of course - sorry anyone who doesn't get those prices due to border annoyances. And since these are from the past three weeks, some might no longer be on sale - the Lancashire Witches isn't, sorry, I would add that first!

 

Usually I'd copy/paste the names into the text area but I am feeling SO lazy (not to mention currently having little free time, sigh) that I'm just gonna whap them into the "add book" area.

 

Also I totally realize I was only recently grumbling about having to remove unread books to free up ereader space so yes, here we go, I again add to my problem. Heh, such fun that no one can actually see how many TBR are on my virtual shelf! Er, unless I share them in here of course.

 

Hmm, only just now realized that I bought two military themed books and military history usually isn't my thing. Both were recommended to me by others though, so there's that.

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