Since Nov 20, 2001
Yeah, this is as good as I get. In any potential mate you have BRAINS, BEAUTY, and SANITY, but you are only allowed to pick TWO. My wife picked brains and sanity. Its like I tell everyone. Im aging as well as Sean Connery. I just didnt start out as good looking.
After my heart attack I realized that life was too short to waste on things you dont enjoy. I have since quit my job of 10 years and am charging towards an eventual PhD in History. I now have a masters degree in Military History with a concentration in World War II and have received two scholarships to begin my PhD work at the University of North Texas. Since my specialty is World War II, Homer_J_Simpsons Realtime Threads a valuable resource for me and one I recommend to anyone who is interested in marching through the years of the Second World War.
001 A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge - Charles B. MacDonald.
002 A War to be Won: Fighting the Second World War - Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millett.
003 A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II - Gerhard L. Weinberg.
004 Agent Zigzag: At True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love and Betrayal - Ben MacIntyre.
005 Allies and Adversaries: The Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Grand Alliance, and U.S. Strategy in World War II - Mark A. Stoler.
006 An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 - Rick Atkinson.
007 Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945 - Max Hastings.
008 At Dawn We Slept; The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor Gordon W. Prange with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon.
009 Bataan Uncensored Colonel E.B. Miller.
010 Before Stalingrad: Barbarossa Hitlers Invasion of Russia 1941 David Glantz.
011 Behind Hitlers Lines: The True Story of the Only Soldier to Fight for Both American and the Soviet Union in World War II Thomas H. Taylor.
012 Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin Timothy Snyder.
013 Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II - From the Battle of the Bulge to the Crossing of the Rhine - Charles B. MacDonald.
014 Countdown to Valkyrie: The July Plot to Assassinate Hitler Nigel Jones.
015 D-Day: The Battle for Normandy Anthony Beevor.
016 D-Day with the Screaming Eagles George E. Koskimaki.
017 Darkest Hour: The True Story of Lark Force at Rabaul, Australias Worst Military Disaster of World War II Bruce Gamble.
018 Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan - Ronald H. Spector.
019 Fatefull Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-1941 Ian Kershaw.
020 Flight from the Reich: Refugee Jews, 1933-1946 Deborah Dwork and Robert Jan van Pelt.
021 General Wainwrights Story General Johnathan M. Wainwright.
022 Hells Highway: A Chronicle of the 101st Airborne in the Holland Campaign, September November 1944 George E. Koskimaki.
023 Hiroshima John Hersey.
024 Hitler: 1889-1936 Hubris - Ian Kershaw.
025 Hitler: 1936-1945 Nemesis - Ian Kershaw.
026 Holocaust: A History - Deborah Dwork and Robert Jan van Pelt.
027 Ike: An American Hero Michael Korda.
028 Jimmy Stewart: Bomber Pilot - Starr Smith.
029 Jungvolk: The Story of a Boy Defending Hitlers Thrid Reich Wilhelm Gehlen and Don Gregory.
030 LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay - Warren Kozak.
031 Masters of Death: The SS Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust - Richard Rhodes.
032 Midway: The Battle that Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navys Story - Mitsuo Fuchida and Masatake Okumiya.
033 Mirrors of Destruction - Omer Bartov.
034 Neptunes Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal James D. Hornfischer.
035 Operation Barbarossa and Germanys Defeat in the East David Stahel.
036 Operation Drumbeat: The Dramatic True Story of Germanys First U-Boat Attacks along the American Coast in World War II - Michael Gannon.
037 Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland Christopher R. Browning.
038 Panzer Leader General Heinz Guderian.
039 Partners in Command: George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace - Mark Perry.
040 Pattons Peers: The Forgotten Allied Field Commanders of the Western Front 1944-1945 - John A. English.
041 Pattons Third Army in World War II Michael Green and James D. Brown.
042 Pearl Harbor: Final Judgement Henry C. Clausen and Bruce Lee.
043 Pearl Harbor as History: Japanese-American Relations 1931-1941.
044 Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 - Max Hastings.
045 Russias War: A History of the Soviet War Effort: 1941-1945 - Richard Overy.
046 Slaughterhouse: The Handbook of the Eastern Front David Glantz, et al.
047 Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 - Antony Beevor.
048 Supplying the Troops: General Somervell and American Logistics in WWII John Kennedy Ohl.
049 Taking Command: General J. Lawton Collins from Guadalcanal to Utah Beach and Victory in Europe H. Paul Jeffers.
050 The Atlantic Campaign - Dan Van der Vat.
051 The Battered Bastards of Bastogne: The 101st Airborne in the Battle of the Bulge, December 19, 1944 January 17, 1945 George E. Koskimaki.
052 The Blitzkrieg Legend: The 1940 Campaign in the West - Karl-Heinz Frieser.
053 The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 Rick Atkinson.
054 The Fall of Berlin 1945 - Antony Beevor.
055 The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II Gregory A. Freeman.
056 The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945 - Peter R. Mansoor.
057 The Historical Atlas of World War II Alexander Swanston and Malcolm Swanston.
058 The Knights of Bushido: A History of Japanese War Crimes During World War II - Lord Russell of Liverpool.
059 The Last Year of the Luftwaffe: May 1944 to May 1945 - Alfred Price.
060 The Library of Congress World War II Companion David M. Kennedy, ed.
061 The Making of the Atomic Bomb - Richard Rhodes. (Reviewed)
062 The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness World War II: Over 200 First-Hand Accounts from the Six Years that Tore the World Apart - John E. Lewis (editor)
063 The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide - Robert Jay Lifton.
064 The Patton Papers: 1940-1945 Martin Blumenson.
065 The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II - Iris Chang.
066 The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany - William L. Shirer.
067 The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 - John Toland.
068 The Road to Victory: The Untold Story of World War IIs Red Ball Express David P. Colley
069 The Wannsee Conference and the Final Solution: A Reconsideration - Mark Roseman.
070 War as I Knew It General George S. Patton.
071 War in the Pacific: America at War - Jerome T. Hagen.
072 War without Mercy: Race & Power in the Pacific War - John W. Dower.
073 West Point Atlas for the Second World War: Asia and the Pacific - Thomas E. Griess (editor).
074 Why the Allies Won - Richard Overy.
075 Why We Watched: Europe, America, and the Holocaust Theordore S. Hamerow.
076 Winstons War: Churchill 1940-1945 Max Hastings. (Reviewed)
077 With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa - E.B. Sledge.
078 Youre Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger Roger Hall.
Other Historical Items in Library
A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army & American Character, 1775-1783 - Charles Royster.
The American Civil War and the Origins of Modern Warfare: Ideas, Organization, and Field Command - Edward Hagerman.
World War I
Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy David Stevenson.
Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America - Jennifer D. Keene.
Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale, and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918 Alexander Watson.
Europes Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914? David Fromkin.
Great War, Total War: Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918 Roger Chickering and Stig Förster, editors.
Passchendaele: The Untold Story Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson.
The Eastern Front, 1914-1917 Norman Stone.
The First World War - John Keegan.
The Kaisers Army: The Politics of Military Technology in Germany during the Machine Age, 1870-1918 Eric Dorn Brose.
The Killing Ground: The British Army, The Western Front, & The Emergence of Modern War, 1900-1918 Tim Travers.
The Origins of the First World War James Joll
The Pity of War: Explaining World War I Niall Ferguson.
The Unquiet Western Front: Britains Role in Literature and History Brian Bond.
War and National Reinvention: Japan in the Great War, 1914-1919 Frederick R. Dickinson.
War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity, and German Occupation in World War I Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius.
Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I - John S. Eisenhower.
East of Chosin: Entrapment and Breakout in Korea, 1950 - Roy E. Appleman.
Red Wings Over the Yalu: China, the Soviet Union, and the Air War in Korea Xiaoming Zhang.
The Last Stand of Fox Comany: A True Stor of U.S. Marines in Combat - Bob Drury and Tom Calvin.
100 Missions North: A Fighter Pilots Story of the Vietnam War - Brig. Gen. Ken Bell, USAF(ret).
The Army and Vietnam - Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.
Other Wars and Warfare
A Peoples Army: Massachusetts Soldiers & Society in the Seven Years War - Fred Anderson.
Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm: The Evolution of Operational Warfare Robert M. Citino.
Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice - David Galula.
Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War - Rich Atkinson.
For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States of America - Allan R. Millett & Peter Maslowski.
From War to Nationalism: Chinas Turning Point, 1924-1925 Arthur Waldron.
House to House: An Epic Memoir of War - SSG David Bellavia with John R. Bruning.
Major Problems in American Military History - John Whiteclay Chambers II and G. Kurt Piehler (editors).
Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age - Peter Paret (editor).
Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989 Bruce A. Elleman.
On War - Carl von Clausewitz, edited and translated by Michael Howard and Peter Paret.
Roots of Strategy: Book 4 - David Jablonsky (editor).
Some Did It for Civilisation Some Did It for Their Country: A Revised View of the Boxer War Jane E. Elliott.
The Art of War - Sun Tzu, translated by Samuel B. Griffith.
The Art of War: War and Military Thought - Martin van Creveld.
The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 - Antony Beevor.
The Long March: The True History of Communist Chinas Founding Myth - Sun Shuyun.
The Name of War: King Philips War and the Origins of the American Identity - Jill Lepore.
The Philippine War, 1899-1902 - Brian McAllister Linn.
The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli, translated by George Bull.
The Regulars: The American Army, 1898-1941 - Edward M. Coffman.
War, Politics and Society in Early Modern China, 900-1795 Peter Lorge.
Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792-1914 Geoffrey Wawro.
Other Histories and Worthwhile Reads
33 Questions About American History Youre not Supposed to Ask - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
A Fiery Peace in a Cold War - Neil Sheehan.
A Patriots History of the United States - From Columbus Great Discovery to the War on Terror - Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen.
A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide Samantha Power
All the U.S. Air Force Airplanes, 1907-1983 - Andrew W. Waters.
American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic Joseph J. Ellis.
Aviation: From Our Earliest Attempts at Flight to Tomorrows Advanced Designs - Donald S. Lopez.
Escape from the Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and her Courageous Crew Alex Kershaw
For the Presidents Eyes Only: Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush Christopher Andrew.
Historians Fallacies: Toward a Logic of Historical Thought - David Hackett Fischer.
Historiography: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern - Ernst Breisach.
John Adams - David McCullough.
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA Tim Weiner.
Modern Historiography: An Introduction - Michael Bently.
Murder Among the Rich and Famous: Celebrity Slaying that Shocked America - Jay Robert Nash.
Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 - Elizabeth A. Fenn.
Spaceflight: The Complete Illustrated Story - From Earliest Designs to Plans for the 21st Century - Valerie Neal, Cathleen S. Lewis, and Frank H. Winter.
Spycatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer - Peter Wright.
The Battle for History: Re-fighting World War II - John Keegan.
The Cold War: A New History - John Lewis Gaddis.
The Reagan Diaries Ronald Reagan, edited by Douglas Brinkley.
The United Nations and International Politics Stephen Ryan.
A History of Modern Japan: Revised Edition Richard Storry
Alex Nigel Nicolson
Beacons in the Night: With the OSS and Titos Partisans in Wartime Yugoslavia Franklin Lindsay
Breakout and Pursuit Martin Blumenson
Burma: The Longest War 1941-1945 Louis Allen
Citizen Soldiers: From Normandy Beaches to the Surrender of Germany Stephen E. Ambrose
Comrades in Arms: British Aid to Russia 1941-1945 Joan Beaumont
Cross Channel Attack Gordon A Harrison
Crossing the Line: A Bluejackets Odyssey in World War II Alvin B. Kernan
Disputed Barricade; The Live and Times of Josip Bronz-Tito, Marshal of Jugoslavia Frizroy Maclean
Double Patriots: A Study of Japanese Nationalism Richard Storry
Eisenhowers Lieutenants: The Campaigns of France and Germany, 1944-45 Russell Weigley
European Theater of Operations: The Supreme Command Forrest Pogue
German Rule in Russia: 1941-1945 Alexander Dallin
Haile Selassies War Anthony Mockler
Hitlers Stalingrad Decisions Geoffrey Jukes
Hitlers Strategy 1940-1941: The Balkan Clue Martin L. Van Creveld
Hitlers War Directives 1939-1945 Hugh Trevor-Roper (editor) How War Came: The Immediate Origins of the Second World War 1938-1939 Donald Cameron Watt
Inside the Third Reich Albert Speer
Inside Hitlers Headquarters, 1939-45 Walter Warlimont
Last Battle: The Classic History of the Battle for Berlin Cornelius Ryan
Lorraine Campaign Hugh M. Cole
Lost Victories: The War Memoirs of Hitlers Most Brilliant General Erich Manstein
Nothing but Honour: The Story of the Warsaw Uprising, 1944 J.K. Zawodny
Rommel: The Desert Fox Desmond Young
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph T.E. Lawrence
Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris; June 6 Aug 5, 1944 John Keegan
Strange Defeat Marc Bloch
Strange Victory: Hitlers Conquest of France Ernest R. May
The Beginning of the Road V.I. Chuikov
The Crucible of War: Western Desert 1941 Barrie Pitt
The Desert Generals Correlli Barnett
The Embattled Mountain F.W. Deakin
The Halder War Diary 1939-1942 Franz Halder
The Luftwaffe, 1933-45: Strategy for Defeat Williamson Murray
The Rape of Serbia: The British Role in Titos Grab for Power 1943-1944 Michael Lees
The Reckoning David Halberstam
The Road to Berlin: Stalins War with Germany John Erickson
The Road to Stalingrad John Erickson
The Siegfried Line Campaign European Theater of Operation Charles B. MacDonald
The Struggle for Europe Chester Wilmot
The War Hitler Won: The Fall of Poland, September 1939 Nicholas Bethell
To Lose a Battle: France 1940 Alistair Horne
Triumph in the Philippines: The War in the Pacific Robert Ross Smith
Ultra in the West Ralph Francis Bennett
Victory in Europe, 1945: The Last Offensive of World War II Charles B. MacDonald
Wartime Milvan Djilas
With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain Michael Korda