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Old 07-15-2017, 05:15 PM   #2321
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I am reading three, and almost finished with two of them: Tom Farrell's bio "Nixon: A Life;" and "Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times" by H W Brands. After that I will concentrate on finishing "The Bully Pulpit" by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:10 PM   #2322
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Arrow Axis Destroyers Magazine

WAR MACHINE 107
Axis Destroyers
THE WORLD'S MOST COMPREHENSIVE ENCYLOPEDIA OF THE MILITARY WEAPONS OF THE 20th CENTURY
1980s PARTWORK
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ORBIS PUBLISHING

This is still one of my favourite magazines ( apart from Rachel Broome ones ) - and I bought this in 1984 - and 15 years ago got rid of the whole collection , except ones that dealt with WW2 Subjects - selling them on ebay - for nice prices ( I always remembered that every issue that I sold , that dealt with firearms , machineguns and rifles - was bought by Americans ! - they do love their guns )
I still refer to this Magazine , and really enjoy it , I do wish they had covered the Japanese Destroyer Classes in one issue , but you can't have everything ! - the publication was well-researched and written , with great illustrations and photos - its a keeper
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:18 PM   #2323
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Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (1):
Minekaze to Shiratsuyu Classes (New Vanguard)
" This volume will detail the history, weapons and tactics of the Japanese destroyers built before the war. This includes the famous Fubuki class (called "Special Type" by the Japanese, which were, when completed in the late 1920's, the most powerful class of destroyers in the world. This design forced all other major navies to follow suite and provided the basic design for the next many classes of Imperial Navy destroyers. This book will also cover the three classes built before the Special Type which were based on a German World War I design as well as two classes built after the advent of the Special Type. All of these ships had a rich history as they fought from the first battles of the Pacific War up until the very end when several accompanied the superbattleship Yamato on her death sortie. The final part of the book will be an analysis of the destroyer designs covered in the book which will include an examination of their strengths and weaknesses. The success (or lack of success) of these designs will be discussed and they will be compared to comparable Allied destroyer designs. " end quote

I have started to read this tonight , its not a bad book if all you want is a quick and concise history of IJN Destroyers within the time period covered. As with many of the other books in the series it goes into a surprising amount of detail for a book of 48 pages. It even goes into a summary of individual ship's service careers. On the bad side, like I said the detail is brief even by the standard of the series owing to trying to cover so much in such a small book. It may have been better if they hadn't bothered with the service histories of the ships and had just spent more time talking about Japanese Destroyer development in general.
However , its great in that it covers the WW1 and early 1920's ships in detail - for an English Language only guy
( Gakken and Maru Mechanic are the world leaders in the Japanese language - I know as I have bought them and looked at the pictures)
so its ideal for getting a much better idea of what they exactly looked like
so all in all , its worth buying

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Old 07-15-2017, 06:33 PM   #2324
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NEVER BETTERED DESPITE PRINTED IN 1972 -
DEFINITIVE BOOK ON the YUKIKAZE DESTROYER

I first encountered the Profile series in the mid 1980's when I bought the Warship Profile Volume 1 and 2 Hardbacks - and I never regretted my purchase - I purchased this booklet ( after selling off the 2 Volumes to create more shelf space , sadly ) and with just 26 pages gives an expert view on the Japanese Destroyer ' Kagero Class ' - and its most famous member
the YUKIKAZE ( Snow Wind ) - it was also written by an ex-IJN Navy Captain who knew the full story of the ship and the design process that lead to the ship being designed and built -
This booklet contains full technical details and operational history of this Kagero class destroyer, illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, and a double-page centrespread plan and side view colour illustration of the vessel.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - it might be over 40 years old but its still a really good and effective book ! - as again , its a keeper (and its nice to refer to it , as I bought and made the Tamiya Model Kit in 1.350 scale )




Imperial Japanese Navy Yukikaze , 1945. My first warship model in some time, it's been a lot of fun and frustration in equal measure, the Infini Model photo etch set has to be one of the fiddliest things I have ever had to work with - but I am delighted with the end result ( the brass guns and photo-etch make a huge difference - and the real fabric BECC Flag is even better in the flesh , so to speak ( thumbnails are small to keep down the space used )

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I am very lucky to have bought this when it first came out ( its now out-of-print ) The best source of information I know on the Taiho was published by AJ-Press in two monographs, Taiho vol. 1, 76p. 2004 and Taiho vol. 2, 136p. 2008. Published in Poland the text is both English and Polish. The illustrations and art work are excellent, including detailed fold-out colour drawings, hull lines, and full plans.
I have shown my own copy of Vol. 1 cover and an example of the art work.

The second book ,is very extensive about the Japanese aircraft carrier monograph includes chapters about machinery, aircraft handling, plane types and their organization, used bombs and torpedoes, artillery and electronics, as well as painting schemes, timeline of the ship and her modifications description.
If you have never heard of AJ Press - get a copy ( in English )Encyclopedia of Warships
The series is a naval counterpart of the Aircraft Monographs. Naval Monographs give description of the history of an individual warship or an entire class starting from the design specifications, up to the final version. Subsequest conversions and repairs are also included. Detaoled chronicle of the ship describes its fates the entire service log from keel laying up until the end of its sea-going life. Separate descriptions are provided for important battles in which the ship took part. Names of commanders, important events and dates are all listed. Detailed description of camouflage and markings of the ship is provided. Books are illustrated with many photos, maps, tables and detailed drawings in large size including sections, detail drawings and painting patterns. Technical description of the ship includes hull structure, armament, power room and subsequent modifications to the ship during her service.
some are in Polish text. The later ones are bilingual ( English and Polish )
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"Fat Freddy's Cat Omnibus" - Gilbert Shelton

Fat Freddy's Cat is a fictional orange tomcat nominally belonging to Fat Freddy Freekowtski, one of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, a drug obsessed hippy trio featured in Gilbert Shelton's underground comix.

The Cat is much smarter than Freddy, and while sharing many of his preoccupations such as drugs, food, sleep and sex, his stories also feature a fair amount of defecation. Like Garfield (whom he predates) he is laid back, but in his personal habits and outlook he is more like the Freak Brothers. However he tends to regard the Freak Brothers with amused contempt, frequently expressed by defecating in inappropriate and inconvenient places, such as stereo headphones or Freddy's pillow.

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The Sea and Summer, also known in some countries as The Drowning Towers, by George Turner. Won an Arthur C. Clarke award.

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an intelligent and nuanced look at a possible future, where climate change has happened, where the predictions of the collapse of capitalism have come to pass, and where our hapless grandchildren struggle vainly to keep what is left of our society from degenerating into chaos.
Haven't finished it yet, but it's good so far.
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'Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia' by Rebecca West.



It's a large tome and I'm barely a third of the way through but it's been brilliant so far. I know very little about the Balkans but she gives descriptions of the places, history and people, and although it was written in the 1930s, she has a cheeky wit that has made me laugh out-loud more than once.
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The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell.

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This is a one-off special book I own ( softback ) which I had translated ( at my own cost ) from Japanese to English - from a superb Japanese Publication called Maru Mechanic on the Mitsubishi Reppu ( Hurricane )
MARU MECHANIC No. 5, MITSUBISHI A7M REPPU.


This is a very difficult-to-find, vintage pictorial which focuses on a rare Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) fighter, the Mitsubishi A7M Reppu, better known in the West as the Allied Code Name ' SAM ' . Designed to be the successor to the Mitsubishi A6M ZERO, the SAM never went into operational production. Although specifications were issued in 1940, the initial success of the ZERO followed by pressing issues with other aircraft and development difficulties focused Mitsubishi attention away from progressing with the REPPU. Only a few pre-production aircraft were produced and although its performance was outstanding, it was another case of 'too little, too late". It was published in 1977 and has the standard MARU MECHANIC format: great detail drawings, colour profiles, and normally just Japanese text all with an overall emphasis on the mechanical aspects of the REPPU/SAM.
The long out-of-print volumes from this series remain very popular with aviation historians and military modelers alike.

Now - Why did I get this translated ?
The answer to this was that I was really interested in Japanese Aviation and Fighter Aircraft of WW2 - and the main reason
to cheer myself up , in late 2006 .

I was suspended from my NHS work ( with no warning ) and waited 6 months to be brought to a full disciplinary hearing , and found out they had NO evidence against me ( I am not making this up )
I was supposed to be present for 4 occasions when equipment was vandalised , but in 4 of the occasions , my legal lawyer and my Shop Steward discovered that actually the same 3 other people were also present ( it was in black and white - in the Disciplinary papers supplied to me ) - so the Prosecution were destroyed by my Union Official and I was
found not guilty and re-instated ,sadly I admit I was not the same person for over 6 months in my job , it was a bad time ......you learn from it
to realise that life and happiness is far more precious than you take for granted normally

the really sad thing is this thing happens a lot more often to people than
joe public realises , and I discovered when I became a Shop Steward - and did 5 Disciplinary Hearings myself -that there is lot of sad things that are unknown and hidden from sight ..
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