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by Rotanhäntäpistin
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Hells Gate
Replies: 35
Views: 10687

Re: Hells Gate

Did the second printing have a separate map sheet issued with it?
by Rotanhäntäpistin
Sat May 28, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Hells Gate
Replies: 35
Views: 10687

Re: Hells Gate

Much depends on how one views books: purely as means to and end or an end in itself. To me it is the latter, hence I use mylar jackets for all dustjackets, I never write anything on them and store and read the carefully them to maximize their life.
by Rotanhäntäpistin
Fri May 27, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Hells Gate
Replies: 35
Views: 10687

Re: Hells Gate

Aargh! I greatly dislike any markings on books. Especially when spotted in a library book. Once I loaned a book to a fellow enthusiast and he added a pencil marking on a page and I was pretty close in demanding him to buy me a new copy.
by Rotanhäntäpistin
Thu May 26, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Hells Gate
Replies: 35
Views: 10687

Re: Hells Gate

Perhaps an errata sheet would be a convenient way to address those lesser errors? Luckily there are so many proper books available that I will never have to sink so low as to view then on the abomination called e-book.
by Rotanhäntäpistin
Wed May 25, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Hells Gate
Replies: 35
Views: 10687

Re: Hells Gate

How will the 4th printing differ from the 1st printing?
by Rotanhäntäpistin
Sat May 21, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Das Reich V almost ready !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

Re: Das Reich V almost ready !!!

It is easy to say "learn German/French" when they might be one's first foreign languages. E.g. in my case they would be 3rd and 4th foreign languages. I think it would be equal to tell a PacWar enthusiast to "learn Japanese" or Eastern Front enthusiast "learn Russian". One rarely encounters those ex...
by Rotanhäntäpistin
Fri May 20, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Viking Panzers by Klapdor to be published by Stackpole.
Replies: 18
Views: 4556

Re: Viking Panzers by Klapdor to be published by Stackpole.

The hell will freeze over before I read de Beauvoir!
by Rotanhäntäpistin
Fri May 20, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Viking Panzers by Klapdor to be published by Stackpole.
Replies: 18
Views: 4556

Re: Viking Panzers by Klapdor to be published by Stackpole.

The translator's duty is to maintain the style of the original, not to rewrite the text.
by Rotanhäntäpistin
Thu May 19, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Panzers in the Sand vol. 1/Berndt Hartmann
Replies: 7
Views: 2530

Re: Panzers in the Sand vol. 1/Berndt Hartmann

Yes, I noted the same. Sometimes one got the feel that like two books have been combined, a well-designed text part and extremely poorly done illustrative part. E.g. those tables should have been redesigned, now they look like hasty additions.
by Rotanhäntäpistin
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Explosive New Book about Kursk Coming out in May
Replies: 48
Views: 20277

Re: Explosive New Book about Kursk Coming out in May

Not directly related to the Kursk topic but mr. Trang's comments on the fact that there are capable authors outside the English language circle is on the point indeed. I was instantly reminded that when a British publisher launched a series that was supposed to cover the entire history of aviation (...
by Rotanhäntäpistin
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Explosive New Book about Kursk Coming out in May
Replies: 48
Views: 20277

Re: Explosive New Book about Kursk Coming out in May

It should be added that there will be, probably this year, the magnum Kursk book from the pen of Chris Lawrence of the Dupuy Institute. I can't disclose details yet (as I don't know them all) but it will be a very detailed one and Lawrence has been able to use some Russian primary documents as well ...
by Rotanhäntäpistin
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Hellstorm: The Death Of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Re: Hellstorm: The Death Of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947

I have not yet read the book so I cannot comment personally on it, sorry!
by Rotanhäntäpistin
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Hellstorm: The Death Of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Re: Hellstorm: The Death Of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947

There are 3 reviews on amazon...I believe Thomas Goodrich is a very able and sober author.
by Rotanhäntäpistin
Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: The German Fleet at War 1939-45 by Vincent P. O'Hara
Replies: 1
Views: 1119

Re: The German Fleet at War 1939-45 by Vincent P. O'Hara

There is a recent book by Jak Mallman Showell titled Hitler's navy that covers the whole war, but in a "handbookish" manner.
by Rotanhäntäpistin
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: A couple of excellent imminent Ostfront books
Replies: 50
Views: 15207

Re: A couple of excellent imminent Ostfront books

Interesting! I just wonder if the editors' overall attitude is reflected in the introduction as while they seem to hail what they call "popular resistance" they fail to mention that such popular resistance was illegal, i.e. if you wish to enjoy the privilieges of a civilian in war, you must behave l...
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