Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

Due to serious busy-ness last weekend and thereafter, I didn't post so I have some catching up to do.

I've been pressing to finish the latest Expanse novel, so though in the last two weeks I have finished a few books, there's not really all that many. No, I'm not quite done with that novel yet, though there's a fair chance I'll finish today.

First book that I got done since I last posted was Osprey Campaign #26: Vicksburg 1863: Grant Clears the Mississippi; as usual I find myself uncomfortable with reading histories of the American Civil War as I find it hard to accept that my country tore itself apart due to political disturbances. This as I watched in shock at the last election... Anyway, this is a key campaign in the course of that war, and it's detailed rather well in this book.

Next was Osprey Elite #43: Vietnam Marines 1965 - 73, which discusses all of the various marine corps that sent troops to fight in the Vietnam War. That includes the US, but also South Vietnam and Korea. Not bad.

Then, Osprey Fortress #48: Viet Cong and NVA Tunnels and Fortifications of the Vietnam War. Interesting to have that follow the Marine one. It goes into some detail of how the underground bases were built and what they included inside. Pretty interesting read.

Finally there was Osprey Men-At-Arms #40: The British Army of the Crimea, a rather early one with poorer quality plates, some photographs that are clearly staged rather than active, and limited supporting discussion. Not a favorite.

I hope to have a bit more to say next weekend, but we'll see.
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