Thursday, December 3, 2015
My Other Addiction - Books
I got taken in by Cyber Monday this week with a BOGO (buy one get one free) sale on E-books over at Pen and Sword, typically my go to pusher of military e-books. I like the ebook route for a number of reasons. Mostly it comes down to the fact that I am both cheap and impatient and most of my hobby wants are way to obscure to be found in a Saskatchewan book store. ebooks are a cheap and fast way of feeding the addiction!
So what did I get in my electronic package? Two absolute classics.
This one feeds into my Italian Wars project which is timely as it arrives just before the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge and my upcoming side duel with Curt. Well written, good detail and lots of flavour. It covers from the 13th century to the end of the 15th, ending with Fornovo.
It doesn't get much better than Marder when it comes to Naval History. This volume covers a number of topics over the two world wars. Of particular interest are the chapters on the Dardanelles Churchill's time in the admiralty in the early days of WWII and the Battle of Mers-El-Klebir.