Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

Over the last couple of days, I finished reading three books.

First was a sweet gift from my wife. During her trip, she found a book that she thought would be cute, called The Cloud Collector's Handbook, which is loaded with photo examples of various cloud morphologies, as well as a point system for siting them. As some might recall, I have an eye for aerial phenomena, and I've seen most of these cloud formations, but it's cool to see them in this format. Nice book; amusing.

Next was Osprey Elite #41: Elite Forces of India and Pakistan, which actually included Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the like as well. With respect to the two nations of the title, the book goes pretty deeply into the formations and history of various elite units. I found this also to be a pretty good read.

Finally, Osprey Warrior #127: Native American Cod Talker in World War II, a famous use of Native Americans during the war. They do mention the use of code talkers in WWI, as well; apparently it started with Choctaws in France back in that day. Interesting, though the plates were essentially useless.

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