24 December 2008

Reading


Lately, I picked up the following volumes from Page One, MPH, Time Machine Studio and Borders:

'Anatomy of a City' by Kate Ascher
'The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and why we will never run out of Energy' by Peter W. Huber and Mark P. Mills
'Beneath the Metropolis: The Secret Lives of Cities' by Alex Marshall
'Weapons & Fighting Techniques of the Medieval Warrior: 1000-1500 A. D' by Martin J. Dougherty
'Pocket Battleship: Admiral Graf Spee' by Siegfried Breyer
'The German Battleship: Scharnhorst' by Siegfried Breyer
'German Rocket Launchers in WWII' by Joachim Engelmann
'The Yellow-lighted Bookshop' by Lewis Buzbee
'Mere Anarchy' by Woody Allen
'Iraq Insurgency: US Army Armoured Vehicles in Action (Part 2)' by Carl Schulze
'LAV & Piranha: The Extended Family' by Gordon Arthur & Steve Hearn
'German Sturmartillerie at War: Volume 1' by Frank V. De Sisto
'German Artillery at War 1939-45 Volume 1' by Frank V. De Sisto
'German Artillery at War 1939-45 Volume 2' by Frank V. De Sisto
'Panzerkampfwagen III and IV 1939-45' by Tom Cockle
'The Italian Army at War: Europe 1940-43' by Philip Jowett & Dmitriy Zgonnik
'Special Ops: Journal of the elite forces & SWAT units Volume 42'
'Barbarossa' by Robert Kirchubel & Bujeiro
'The Ascent of Money: A financial history of the World' by Niall Ferguson
'The War of the World: Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West' by Niall Ferguson
'Revolt in 2100 / Methuselah's Children' by Robert A. Heinlein
'Warhammer 40,000: Ice Guard' by Steve Lyons
'Warhammer Fantasy: Malekith' by Gav Thorpe
'Warhammer Fantasy: A Massacre in Marienburg' by David Bishop
'Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicum' by Graham McNeill
'Fairchild-Republic A/OA-10 Warthog - WarbirdTech Volume 20' by Dennis R Jenkins.

I have finished the Schiffer pictorials on the German warships. I have also finished the Concord pictorial of the LAV and Piranha family, the one about the A-10 and the one about the underground of the metropolis. I am presently reading the book on bookshops, one about German rocket launchers of the Second World War and one of the infrastructure of New York City. Whee!

What are you reading?

8 comments:

Darkspore said...

Wow, any particular reason why the high interest in military equipment and warfare?

Merry Christmas to you btw :-)

dmarks said...

That is a massive amount of books.

How in the world did you find my blog?

Tim said...

I just got "A Farewell to Arms" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls" By Hemingway under the Christmas Tree.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...
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Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Dmarks, I found it on Tim's blog. You had remarked on the Detroit bailout.

I had wondered of the wisdom of rescuing this haemorhagging industry and had noted that it would really not serve American strategic interests to prop them up. Yes, at odds with Tim, the UAW, Obama, I know.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Tim, I have 'For whom the bell tolls' by my bedside. I bought it over twenty years ago but I have not finished it. I have read 'The Old Man and the Sea' and 'Islands in the Stream' more than two decades ago. I'm not much of a fan of Hemmingway's prose and his exaggerated machismo. Heheh. Have you read much Hemmingway?

dmarks said...

I've read 3 or 4 Hemingway books, and I was not very impressed. But at least I can say I know Hemingway now.

I live in the territory of the Nick Adams stories.

Tim said...

Shyue Chou- I have read many of Hemingway's short stories about hunting and fishing as well as the "Nick Adams" stories that take place in the northern woods of my state.
I had asked my wife to get me FTTBT for Christmas, and she bought the other book as well.

I confess, I am a fan of the exagerrated machismo! What the hell, kind of like women who read those trashy romance novels.
Another guilty pleasure is that I love to go in used book shops and try to find old Bantam War Books that I have not yet read.
Stuff like Stuka Pilot, Samurai, To Hell and Back. etc.
Even though we disagree on religion and the Big 3 bailout (LOAN! And hey, if you lived here you might feel differently)We both love WWII stuff (BTW- I still have not blogged my WWII aircarft pics from the Smithsonian, watch for it) and old comics. I don't need to think exactly alike on every issue to be friends.