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Old 07-24-2018, 07:14 PM
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I'm re-reading the English translation of Die Ersten und Die Letzten, (English: The First and the Last), the autobiography of Adolph Galland, German General of Luftwaffe Fighters for much of WWII. It is both a monograph of his personal experiences and a really good analysis of the reasons why the Luftwaffe eventually failed. He started as a fighter pilot, then became a squadron commander, then a group commander, then general of fighters when Werner Moulder's died. He oversaw the air cover for the breakout of the German battleships from Brest through the Channel to the northern German ports. He tried to coordinate a reasonable defensive strategy for defense of Germany but ran afoul of Hitler who espoused only offensive operations and Goering because he was totally in the thrall of Hitler. In the waning says of the war he was eventually arrested by Goering because he dared demand that the ME-262 jet fighter be used for its designed role, defensive interceptor, and that the drug addicted Goering step down. Instead of being executed he was sent to command a last-chance squadron of ME-262s and a handful of the very best surviving German pilots, all of whom were anti-Nazi, in what was considered a unsurvivable situation fighting against the 8th Air Force bomber and fighter streams in the last days of the war.

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Finally got around to The Old Man And The Sea, then Closing Time (sequel to Catch-22), and started Michener's Hawaii last week; I'd forgotten what a captivating storyteller he was...
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:11 PM
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I read this most nights. There are some sections that can get really heated

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I've read (and own) nearly all of Stephen King's books. I just started Doctor Sleep. It's part II of the Shining because it's the little kid in that book as an adult. No Spoilers please.
I'm a King fan too. I've read them all except the Dark Tower series. Just finished "The Outsider" Excellent read.
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:44 PM
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The Life I've Picked by John McEuen. It's one of those you don't want to end.
Just read that last week. A pretty interesting look at his (their) career. I wasn't really aware that McEuen had been so marginalized in that group.
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I'm a King fan too. I've read them all except the Dark Tower series. Just finished "The Outsider" Excellent read.
I don't have The Outsider yet but I'll get it one of these days. Glad to hear it's a great read.
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I just started reading "The Death of Democracy" by Benjamin Carter Hett (Henry Holt & Co, 2018). A historians' view of the rise of Hitler and the downfall of the Weimar Republic. A chilling read in light of the current world order.
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Outstanding so far.
Looks like a great read. On my list, as soon as I finish my other 2 books
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