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09-02-2010, 12:08   #91
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I've just finished Iron Kingdom, highly recommended for a glimpse into the unique history of Prussia:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Iron-Kingdom...5716458&sr=1-1

At the moment I'm veering between two oldies, 'Europe since Napoleon' (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Europe-Since.../dp/0140135618) and Decisive Battles of the Western World (http://www.amazon.com/Decisive-Battl.../dp/0907590462).

Also, for footie fans, "Behind the Curtain" and "Ajax" (book about Ajax Amsterdam during WW2) are great reads.
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10-02-2010, 23:57   #92
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Can anyone recommend a book on the 30 years war? I remember reading a review in the Times culture supplement a few months ago but I cannot think of the name of it. If anyone knows the name, please let me know. Failing that, any good book on the 30 years war would be fine. Thanks.
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Thirty Years War 1618- 1648 (Essential Histories) - Richard Bonney

I've got this on Amazon wish list seems to have reasonable reviews it's one of the Osprey type military books but fine for me as I'm only looking for introduction/overview.

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Can anyone recommend a book on the 30 years war? I remember reading a review in the Times culture supplement a few months ago but I cannot think of the name of it. If anyone knows the name, please let me know. Failing that, any good book on the 30 years war would be fine. Thanks.
Geoffrey Parker has a great book on it.
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Also there's the new(ish) "Europe's Tragedy: A New History of the Thirty Years War" by Peter Wilson. Am about to tackle into that myself.
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Thirty Years War 1618- 1648 (Essential Histories) - Richard Bonney

I've got this on Amazon wish list seems to have reasonable reviews it's one of the Osprey type military books but fine for me as I'm only looking for introduction/overview.

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I actually bought that one very recently. To be honest I was very disappointed. For the price you're better of getting a proper history, such as Parker's. That's just my opinion though!
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I wonder could anyone recommend a good introduction to the Spanish Civil War. I have only previously read Orwells book.

Im stuck between:With so many reviews of each on Amazon.co.uk, each book is labeled biased at least a few times. Thoughts?

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The Prince by Machiavelli is an interesting text even it does have a cynical view of humanity. Candide is also an entertaining satire of 18th century society written by the philosopher Voltaire.
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World War two An Autobiography. Nearly finished it. Very good read. Taken from many personal accounts of the whole war.
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Anyone know a good book on Nazi Racial Theory? Or any material relating to it? Particularly in relation to Ireland, Britain and/or the Celts.

Even conference documents, anything really....!

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Right now I am reading The Rise and fall of the third reich by William L Shirer, excellent account of events in Germany from 1920 - 1945...
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Anyone know a good book on Nazi Racial Theory? Or any material relating to it? Particularly in relation to Ireland, Britain and/or the Celts.

Even conference documents, anything really....!

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try "Ireland Germany and the Nazis" from 4 courts press. sorry cant remember the author. i have it around somewhere and dipped in and out of it but havent read it in full but its ok.
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Thanks fellas but I'm really looking for something more specific. I have an interest in Nazi policy towards people of Irish ethnicity.
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Anyone know a good book on Nazi Racial Theory? Or any material relating to it? Particularly in relation to Ireland, Britain and/or the Celts.

Even conference documents, anything really....!

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Most/All of Nazi racial theory is based on concepts which were well established in the German psyche long before Hitler came to power. As such I'm not sure there is a lot written on the topic by the Nazis, certainly not about Irish people. I don't think they were bothered tbh.
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Most/All of Nazi racial theory is based on concepts which were well established in the German psyche long before Hitler came to power. As such I'm not sure there is a lot written on the topic by the Nazis, certainly not about Irish people. I don't think they were bothered tbh.
Thanks. What is the best source of info for Nazi plans on post-war Europe. Most books mention it, obviously. But were there concrete plans for every part of Europe beyond lebensraum and if so, where would I get a book on such a topic?
Long shot, I know!
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