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review 2017-01-07 00:00
Red Steel: Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Cold War
Red Steel: Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Cold War - Russell Phillips Does exactly what it says on the cover. Functional look at various types of armour employed by the Soviet forces during the cold war.

Looks at: tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armoured personnel carriers, anti-tank vehicles, reconnaisance vehicles, self-propelled anti-aircraft weapons/guns/howitzers/mortars, multiple rocket launchers and tactical ballistic missiles.

Each entry has a description explaining its use and variants, a picture and a table of armour, weapons and capabilities.

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review 2014-02-06 17:24
I was so thirsty from running around all day, I felt like my mouth was going to jump right out at that vermouth like a Mexican drawing I saw once in a museum where a guy was represented with his mouth sticking out on the end of a long tube like it couldn't wait for the rest of his face.
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks - Jack Kerouac,William S. Burroughs

And the hippos were boiled in their tanks

Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs

 

(probably my favorite sentence of the book)

:-)

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review 2014-02-06 14:21
terrible title - nice book
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks - Jack Kerouac,William S. Burroughs

And the hippos were boiled in their tanks is a brilliant collaboration between Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs.

 

Written in alternating perspectives they tell the story of a murder. The plot is basically a description of the journey of a group of young bohemian artists through New York - in three words: eat, drink, fuck.

It probably sounds crazy, but reading this book somehow reminded me of Ulysses - I mean, you could actually use it as a guide for Greenwich Village in New York and revisit all the bars, restaurants or whorehouses..

 

And the hippos were boiled in their tanks is a very realistic depiction of the lifestyle of the Beat Generation, showing not only their freedom and spontaneity, but at the same time all their aimlessness, their purposelessness, their longing for art and love, their notorious shortage of money and the endless monotony, because every day is the same as the one before and the next one to come.

 

Amazing writing styles (both - Burroughs and Kerouac) and super interesting - I could hardly put it down!

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review 2013-09-04 00:00
Shovels Guarded By Tanks
shovels guarded by tanks - Kristopher Combs wonderful book of poetry, almost set as lyrics. Great book to have around when I want to pick something up and glance through. Kris Combs did a great job!
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photo 2013-05-21 14:54
I would love to know how many people have this book!!
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