ProjectsWhat's NewDownloadsCommunitySupportCompany
Forum Index » GSC General Forum » Offtopic
Read a good book lately?

« Previous 10 events | 1 ... 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 | Next 10 events »| All Messages
Posted by/on
Question/AnswerMake Newest Up Sort by Descending
  23:13:32  24 July 2016
profilee-mailPost messagereply Message URLTo the Top
Tejas Stalker
Official Stalker on Facebook
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 05/12/2007
Messages: 23657
Read a good book lately?

The Day They Almost Bombed Moscow: The Allied War in Russia, 1918-1920

An undercover RAF squadron prepares to bomb Moscow from a makeshift landing ground in the Steppes two hundred miles from the Russian capital ...Two British regiments land at Vladivostok ... The Japanese invade Siberia with 70,000 troops ... American infantrymen fight the Bolsheviks in a bitter winter war south of Archangel ... British spies in Moscow plot the overthrow of the Russian government ...

Thriller fiction? No. These events actually happened in a little known and much misunderstood war conducted in the early years of the twentieth century. The Allied intervention began in 1918 as a desperate attempt to maintain the Eastern Front against the Germans after Russia's decision to withdraw from the First World War. But it swiftly escalated into a haphazard and often chaotic offensive against Bolshevism itself that even included the spectacle of an undercover RAF squadron steaming through the heart of Russia with its aircraft strapped to railway flatcars. Its mission: to bomb Moscow.

Christopher Dobson and John Miller have based their account of this extraordinary and neglected episode on extensive research conducted in London and Moscow. The authors are experienced and award-winning foreign correspondents, with access to archives never before opened and to diaries and letters written by the men who were players in the drama. They have also interviewed the diminishing band of surviving veterans. Among them is one of the men who was eventually refused permission to bomb Moscow because Winston Churchill, then Minister of War, ruled that there was "no military value to the operation."

The result is a fascinating piece of modern history, grippingly revealed with accuracy and detail, that overturns a number of misconceptions and untruths that have shrouded the campaign over the decades. The Day They Almost Bombed Moscow also traces the origins of much of today's Superpower antagonism back to that bizarre and half-remembered clash of arms on the savagely contested soil of Revolutionary Russia, a clash that set the pattern for East-West relations which persists, with all its dangers, today.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2693940-the-day-they-almost-bombed-moscow

TS
  09:31:18  26 July 2016
profilee-mailPost messagereply Message URLTo the Top
Kamarov
Aussie Stalker.... in China?
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 02/02/2008
Messages: 538
"In the heart of the sea" by Nathanial Philbrick

(The incredible true story that inspired moby dick)

This isnt the kind of book i would usualy read, but its been a while since i finished my last book.
I saw this in the the front of a bookstore i was walking past, i was drawn by the cover art and after reading the back cover i diceded to give it a try.

Im glad i did. I think the daily mail said it best -

'As gripping as it is grisly. it has a cracking narrative, complex cast of characters, and a terrible moral dilema at its heart... philbrick is at his best when constructing the long months spent adrift.'

This may not be what your usualy in to but give it a go. you will be pleasently surprised. I give it a 9 and half out of ten
  01:00:32  20 October 2016
profilee-mailPost messagereply Message URLTo the Top
Steelyglint
Senior Resident
 

 
On forum: 06/06/2009
Messages: 5139
Must have taken a hell of a while for somebody to write that tale down and have it published if it was the inspiration for Melville's classic. 'Moby Dick; or The Whale' was published in 1851, yet the story that inspired it wasn't put into print until 149 years later in 2000!

.
  08:03:52  20 October 2016
profilee-mailPost messagereply Message URLTo the Top
Tejas Stalker
Official Stalker on Facebook
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 05/12/2007
Messages: 23657
Read a good book lately?

Since the author was born in 1956, I think Kamarov meant that the book
was inspired by the same event that also inspired the book "Moby Dick".

TS
  10:41:21  21 June 2017
profilee-mailPost messagereply Message URLTo the Top
Tejas Stalker
Official Stalker on Facebook
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 05/12/2007
Messages: 23657
Read a good book lately?

Currently reading:

The Sacred Wisdom of the Native Americans by Larry J. Zimmerman
http://i.imgur.com/J7jGQgZ.jpg

TS
  15:24:03  21 June 2017
profilee-mailPost messagereply Message URLTo the Top
nashathedog
Senior Resident
 

 
On forum: 01/31/2011
Messages: 7383
Currently reading:

Enemy of the state by Tommy Robinson
  11:05:03  24 June 2017
profilee-mailPost messagereply Message URLTo the Top
Tejas Stalker
Official Stalker on Facebook
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 05/12/2007
Messages: 23657
Read a good book lately?

nashathedog:

---QUOTATION---

Currently reading:

Enemy of the state by Tommy Robinson

---END QUOTATION---



At first I thought you were talking about a book that the movie was based on:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120660/

However Amazon has something else entirely listed. It's available for
$9.99 as a Digital Book and $49.99 as a paperback. That's really high.
https://www.amazon.com/Tommy-Robinson-Enemy-State-2015-12-09/dp/B01N40IQWY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498291187&sr=8-1&keywords=Enemy+of+the+state+by+Tommy+Robinson

TS
  22:38:48  4 November 2017
profilee-mailPost messagereply Message URLTo the Top
Tejas Stalker
Official Stalker on Facebook
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 05/12/2007
Messages: 23657
Read a good book lately?

«Чернобыльская зона глазами сталкера» — не совсем обычный путеводитель, написаный опытным сталкером и снабженный подробными комментариями авторитетных учёных-экологов, многие годы работающих в Чернобыле. Сотни уникальных фотографий, создающих эффект присутствия в одном из самых загадочных и опасных мест мира, также сделаны сталкерами. Издание содержит две оригинальные карты-схемы Чернобыльской зоны с популярными сталкерскими маршрутами и города Припяти. Читателю будет предоставлена редчайшая возможность посмотреть на Зону глазами разных людей, знающих её как никто другой, и услышать их удивительные истории. Листая книгу, он сможет с головой окунуться в приключение, не выходя из собственного дома, а также получить полную консультацию специалистов по подготовке к реальному путешествию.

В качестве приложения в путеводитель включены эксклюзивное интервью с создателем культовой компьютерной игры S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Сергеем Григоровичем и комментарий автора книги к игровому миру.

http://gorodkiev.info/shop/chernobyilskaya-zona-glazami-stalkera/

TS
  02:37:44  5 November 2017
profilee-mailPost messagereply Message URLTo the Top
punishersal
Lone Merc looking for a job.
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 06/05/2009
Messages: 1791
Going on with Stalker books thing...

I still can't forget Сергей Недоруб – Песочные часы. It was one of my first Stalker books I read and damn, it was awesome. It's actually a trilogy of books called Песочные часы (Hourglass), Тайна полтергейста (Secret of poltergeist) and Горизонт событий (Event horizon). They all follow a main character called Borland. Everything seemed so familiar, yet so different from perspective of this author.
Don't know if its available in English, but if you can read Russian, I can strongly recommend this trilogy.
  06:21:14  5 November 2017
profilee-mailPost messagereply Message URLTo the Top
Kane4
"Order of the Liquidators" and Dez0wave Tester
(Resident)

 

 
On forum: 07/17/2008
Messages: 12544
Sounds cool. If I can't play more Stalker games, then at least I can find more escape in the books.
 
Each word should be at least 3 characters long.
Search:    
Search conditions:    - spaces as AND    - spaces as OR   
 
Forum Index » GSC General Forum » Offtopic
 

All short dates are in Month-Day-Year format.


 

Copyright © 1995-2017 GSC Game World. All rights reserved.
This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer 4.xx and up and Javascript enabled. Webmaster.
Opera Software products are not supported.
If any problem concerning the site functioning under Opera Software appears apply
to Opera Software technical support service.