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  1. Anvil_x

    Anvil_x Well-Known Member

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    Hey.

    I just turned in a bunch of credit card rewards points for Barnes and Noble Gift cards.

    I'm betting you all have suggestions for books related to warships, plans, history of WWI capital ships, etc.

    I would appreciate any you have to offer. especially if they come with plans.
     
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    Castles of Steel is one of my favorites!
     
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    Added. there's a play for radio broadcast that's named the same by Nick Wray. looks good too. adding it.
     
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    Did you read "dreadnought" by the same author?
     
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    Yes, it focuses more on the construction of the Dreadnought and the politics leading up to the war. A great read but maybe not as exciting to some.
     
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    That's right up my alley. "Diplomat among Warriors" by Robert Murphy is my all-time favorite book, and.... it's dry for normal people.
     
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    BTW, definitely Adding "Thunder Below!" By Gene Fluckey.
    He was my great uncle's skipper on the Barb. He told me that every time they came back to port, they would be completely out of ammo, and with ramming damage.
     
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    Search on the following authors:
    Norman Friedman
    Garzke & Dulin (I may have spelled those wrong)
    Gerhard Koop and Klaus-Peter Schmolke
    Jack Vance
    James Schmitz :)

    I haven't spent much time on the BN website, but if you're interested in a particular ship, you could try searching on its name (i.e. Scharnhorst), and see what's available.
     
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    thanks.
     
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    Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors is an excellent read. Shattered Sword is another great read, the definitive book on the Battle of Midway, IMHO.
     
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    added. thanks
     
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    The Price of Admiralty by Keegan.
    In fact, anything by him.
     
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    Neptune’s Inferno is another good one.
     
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    Six Frigates by Ian W. Toll
     
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    Last Cruise of the Emden is a great read
     
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    Anatomy of the Ship series are informative and contain plans. Anyone have amplifying information on those?

    Also, Profile Morskie books. many come in english and have plans.
     
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    Barnes and Noble available books only right now due to the gift cards, but good to keep in mind. I already have some things on the way from Morskie though
     
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    I didn’t do any research as to if those books could be procured by any means through them. Just throwing things out there as they popped into my head. I also don’t make much sense when sleep deprived at 1am on duty:doze:
     
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    nice. yeah.... about work.... I'm literally surrounded by whitetail deer right now. nine of them. just waiting for one to get inside forty yards....
     
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    didn't work out very well. They stayed out of range, and I ended up sitting there until dusk when they finally moved off so I could sneak out without spooking them. but hey. There's always next time, and now I know their patterns.

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