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« on: August 31, 2007, 08:23:01 AM »

Today's Amazon alert.

Book and DVDs.  I'll have to look up the broadcast dates for the series.  Supposedly in September.  Depending on how good it is the book will probably turn out to be a must.

This has great potential.  Burns is fantastic and WWII is one of my favorite history reads.  Plus, the father-in-law's Christmas present is pretty much nailed four months early.
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 08:50:48 AM »

That sounds great!  Too bad I don't allow myself any purchases beyond the State Fair....
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 08:51:39 AM »

That sounds great!  Too bad I don't allow myself any purchases beyond the State Fair....

How much does buying the State Fair set you back?
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 08:55:05 AM »

That sounds great!  Too bad I don't allow myself any purchases beyond the State Fair....

How much does buying the State Fair set you back?

Not very much usually.  I try to keep spending under $30, and there are usually some really good deals (like a certain leather shop in Heritage Square, etc).  But I try to save up so I don't have to even bother to think about prices around Christmas, so the my last purchase for myself is at the State Fair.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007, 08:56:53 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2007, 08:57:35 AM »

You might like Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg and Why it Failed by Tom Carhart.  It's the Civil War and not WWII, but I thought it was very interesting.  Probably the next book I'll add to my small "library".
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2007, 09:02:59 AM »

You might like Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg and Why it Failed by Tom Carhart.  It's the Civil War and not WWII, but I thought it was very interesting.  Probably the next book I'll add to my small "library".

Thanks for the recommendation.  I'm in the middle of a fiction kick right now.  They last about a year.  Then I'll go a year on history.  Been that way for about 1.5 decades now.
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2007, 09:04:43 AM »

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Yeah, there are times that I miss some really good deals. *sigh*


However, I tend to think it's worth it. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2007, 09:05:27 AM »

(like a certain leather shop in Heritage Square, etc). 

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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2007, 09:17:37 AM »

You might like Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg and Why it Failed by Tom Carhart.  It's the Civil War and not WWII, but I thought it was very interesting.  Probably the next book I'll add to my small "library".

Thanks for the recommendation.  I'm in the middle of a fiction kick right now.  They last about a year.  Then I'll go a year on history.  Been that way for about 1.5 decades now.

You're welcome.  I thought his proposition was very probable.  Some history buffs love it, some say it's far-fetched and horrible.  However, I think it has some (more than some) merit, much more so than the common "he was just having a bad day" that some try to pass the battle off with. 
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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2007, 09:21:35 AM »

(like a certain leather shop in Heritage Square, etc). 

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They have nice stuff.  Actually, Heritage Square has several really nice shops.  The International Bazaar is another good place to look for stuff, but sometimes prices there get a bit spendy.  And I wouldn't look for jewelry there (though there is an occasional gem), head off to the Grandstand for that (prices are steeper, but the quality is much better). 

Or something could have gone over my head just now...

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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2007, 10:07:52 AM »

You might like Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg and Why it Failed by Tom Carhart.  It's the Civil War and not WWII, but I thought it was very interesting.  Probably the next book I'll add to my small "library".

Thanks for the recommendation.  I'm in the middle of a fiction kick right now.  They last about a year.  Then I'll go a year on history.  Been that way for about 1.5 decades now.

You're welcome.  I thought his proposition was very probable.  Some history buffs love it, some say it's far-fetched and horrible.  However, I think it has some (more than some) merit, much more so than the common "he was just having a bad day" that some try to pass the battle off with. 

Not to jack the thread, but what was the premise?
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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2007, 10:15:09 AM »

You might like Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg and Why it Failed by Tom Carhart.  It's the Civil War and not WWII, but I thought it was very interesting.  Probably the next book I'll add to my small "library".

Thanks for the recommendation.  I'm in the middle of a fiction kick right now.  They last about a year.  Then I'll go a year on history.  Been that way for about 1.5 decades now.

You're welcome.  I thought his proposition was very probable.  Some history buffs love it, some say it's far-fetched and horrible.  However, I think it has some (more than some) merit, much more so than the common "he was just having a bad day" that some try to pass the battle off with. 

Not to jack the thread, but what was the premise?

That Lee wasn't just planning Pickett's Charge but also an attack very similar to one of Bonaparte's where there's also a calvary attack from the rear, catching the Union line in between. 
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2007, 10:19:28 AM »

Didn't he?

Stuart faced off with the Union cavalry on the 3d day 4 or 5 miles away from the battlefield, IIRC.

This of course after being a day and a half late... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2007, 10:25:27 AM »

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