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#1 mikie

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 02:02 PM

Hi,

Would any of you please pass on any recommended books on...

 

- Carlson's Raiders

 

- The Dam Busters

 

- The Manhattan Project, Los Alamos and the bomb testing.  Nothing too technical, general reader stuff.

 

Xmas is coming faster than I thought.  These are potential gift ideas for some friends.  

 

Thanks!

 

Mikie



#2 The Iron Brigade

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 02:17 PM

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 02:28 PM

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#4 The Iron Brigade

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 02:29 PM

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#5 The Iron Brigade

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 02:44 PM

There are way to many great books on the Dam Busters to list. Do a Google search. Plus some great documentaries have been made.



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#6 mikie

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 03:07 PM

Thanks for the ton of suggestions.  Guess I should have asked which ones specifically you have read, enjoyed and recommend.  If it is all the above, guess I have a lot of homework to do.  I was hoping you'd help me cheat on cutting the list a little. Glad I didn't as a week before Xmas!  

 

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#7 The Iron Brigade

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 05:44 PM

I read all of the above books, plus many others. I had the pleasure of knowing many veterans who served with the Raiders and who flew with the 617th Squadron.

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 05:51 PM

Very impressive! It sounds like you could write a book of your own about meeting these men. Thank you for the recommendations.
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:25 AM



Hi,

Would any of you please pass on any recommended books on...

 

- Carlson's Raiders

 

- The Dam Busters

 

- The Manhattan Project, Los Alamos and the bomb testing.  Nothing too technical, general reader stuff.

 

Xmas is coming faster than I thought.  These are potential gift ideas for some friends.  

 

Thanks!

 

Mikie

Hi Mikie, you've already gotten a lot of suggestions but I'd like to add one more. I really did enjoy this one. I don't know if it is still readily available (it's from 2012, ISBN 978-0-593-06676-8)

 

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 11:56 AM

Not a book, but as far as The Dam Busters . . . you should try the British film, The Dam Busters, that has Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave. Really cool to see!




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