Jesper's Books

I like to read, I like to read a lot.

Today
July
22
December 2016
31
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December 2016
27
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November 2016
17
reviewed: From Omaha to Okinawa: The Story of the Seabees (Bluejacket Books)
A good mix between colourful anecdotes and impressive facts this book has been a joy to read. More than once I chuckled. Mayb...
From Omaha to Okinawa: The Story of the Seabees (Bluejacket Books) - William Bradford Huie, Naval Institute Press, Donald R. Noble
finished reading:
October 2016
1
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September 2016
23
reviewed: Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy
After reading many a book about D-day I find it increasingly interesting too read books dealing with fragments of it. This bo...
Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy - Joseph Balkoski
finished reading:
September 2016
10
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August 2016
21
reviewed: Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day, June 6, 1944
One of the better books of many good books I have read about D-Day.The idea of 'breaking down' the narratives to the differen...
Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day, June 6, 1944 - Joseph Balkoski
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August 2016
2
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July 2016
26
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July 2016
16
reviewed: 2nd Tactical Air Force, Vol. 2: Breakout to Bodenplatte (July 1944 to January 1945)
A very, very comprehensive series of books. I have a confesion though; I skimmed/speed-red many a page as the level of detail...
2nd Tactical Air Force, Vol. 2: Breakout to Bodenplatte (July 1944 to January 1945) - Christopher Shores, Chris Thomas
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July 2016
10
reviewed: Beyond The Horizon: The Story Of Lockheed
A very interesting story vividly told by Mr. Boyne. Alas it ends with 1998 an a brief mentioning of the JFS
Beyond The Horizon: The Story Of Lockheed - Walter J. Boyne
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July 2016
06
reviewed: 2nd Tactical Air Force Vol.1: Spartan to Normandy - June 1943 to June 1944
Fact eavy and a bit 'dry' this book remains a very interesting read. Look forward to read the next three volumes
2nd Tactical Air Force Vol.1: Spartan to Normandy - June 1943 to June 1944 - Christopher Shores, Chris Thomas
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June 2016
29
reviewed: The Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945
Heavy on facts this book takes you 'behind the scenes'. A very valid supplement to the more 'pure' air power accounts.
The Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945 - Richard Overy
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May 2016
30
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May 2016
19
reviewed: Into the Jet Age: Conflict and Change in Naval Aviation, 1945-1975
Quite a mixed bag of treats
Into the Jet Age: Conflict and Change in Naval Aviation, 1945-1975 - E.T. Wooldridge
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April 2016
23
reviewed: History Of Air Intercept Radar And The British Nightfighter: 1935 1959
With my technical knowledge - or lack there of - about radar, current, radio waves and the like I found this book a real toug...
History Of Air Intercept Radar And The British Nightfighter: 1935 1959 - Ian White
reviewed: Heinkel He 219: An Illustrated History of Germany's Premier Nightfighter (Schiffer Military History)
As with many other German weapons of WWII; too late too little. Nevertheless and interesting airplane.Well written Roland Kem...
Heinkel He 219: An Illustrated History of Germany's Premier Nightfighter (Schiffer Military History) - Roland Remp
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April 2016
13
reviewed: Battle Over Bavaria: The B-26 Marauder Versus German Jets -April 1945
Sometimes I like reading about 'smaller units' in contrary to the broader perspective. It reminds me that it was real humans ...
Battle Over Bavaria: The B-26 Marauder Versus German Jets -April 1945 - Robert Forsyth, Jerry Scutts
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April 2016
06
reviewed: Unexplained Mysteries of World War II: Discover the Conspiracies, Cover-ups and Coincidences that Won and Lost the War
I fell across this book in my library and brought it home as a 'gap filler' while waiting the books I have ordered from my li...
Unexplained Mysteries of World War II: Discover the Conspiracies, Cover-ups and Coincidences that Won and Lost the War - Jeremy Harwood
finished reading:
April 2016
05
reviewed: Hurricane: Victor Of The Battle Of Britain
A fine book, enjoyed reading it. And I guess that the author with this book rams it home that the iconic Spitfire did not win...
Hurricane: Victor Of The Battle Of Britain - Leo McKinstry
finished reading:
March 2016
8
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March 2016
3
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February 2016
10
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January 2016
17
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December 2015
29
reviewed: With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
Much praise has - rightfully - been given to this book. And I can't add more to what has already been said and written about ...
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa - Eugene B. Sledge, Paul Fussell
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December 2015
22
reviewed: Hercules - oplevelser på danske vinger
A pictorial book with contributions from many 'users' and people otherwise working with the Herc. The photos a good and the a...
Hercules - oplevelser på danske vinger - Thomas Kristensen
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Currently reading

Memories of RAF Witchford
Barry Aldridge, Sue Aldridge
Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris; June 6 - Aug. 5, 1944
John Keegan
The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944
Rick Atkinson