Book him!

I tend not to do reviews of the non-fiction stuff I read – and I read a fair bit of it – most of which I consume the old fashioned way. Generally, maps and figures do not show up well enough in any Kindle format. ¬†Of course, the disadvantage of books is that they are heavy, and shipping can be a bit of a barrier. The Book Depository does do great deals, so it’s not like my supply lines are blocked. However, buying a ton of books at a decent price, and schlepping them back yourself is much more fun!

So, without further ado, a pictorial record of my purchases:

Beevor's book about the Battle of the Bulge

Beevor’s book about the Battle of the Bulge

Real life espionage and dirty tricks.

Real life espionage and dirty tricks.

How did the British Army actually fight? Getting down to the nitty gritty of war.

How did the British Army actually fight? Getting down to the nitty gritty of war.

The US Civil War remains a favorite historical period. You can never have too many history books!

The US Civil War remains a favorite historical period. You can never have too many history books!

The nuts and bolts of operational warfare in the time of Napoleon. I wonder how similar it will be to the wargames on the topic?

The nuts and bolts of operational warfare in the time of Napoleon. I wonder how similar it will be to the wargames on the topic?

Graphic novels - aka comics - are far too underrated. This one came highly recommended. Makes me sorry I stopped buying comics.

Graphic novels – aka comics – are far too underrated. This one came highly recommended. Makes me sorry I stopped buying comics.

Another comic book that looks to be at the top end of the genre.

Another comic book that looks to be at the top end of the genre.

Impuse purchase at the airport on the return flight. Interesting essays, but the quality varies.

Impulse purchase at the airport on the return flight. Interesting essays, but the quality varies.

Finally, a tip of the hat by way of thanks to Doug Dery, whose blog at Consimworld was the source of recommendations for most of these purchases. I have a lot of good reading ahead of me.

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