- Feb 21, 2020
No hard feelings!
By John Lewis Barkley
This may be the finest First World War memoir I have read – if you liked Elton Mackin's Suddenly We Didn't Want to Die or Hervey Allen's Toward the Flame, you will love No hard feelings!.
John Lewis Barkley, chronicles his experience in world war one as a scout sniper serving in the 3rd Division, including his use of a captured German machine gun that he fired from a knocked out French tank, driving back a German advance, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
You can read it here:
BTW you can read Toward the Flame here:
A great WW II memoir by British intelligence officer, Norman Lewis, later a renowned travel writer, is “Naples ‘44.” Amazing tale of graft, culture, survival, and humanity.
The most famous German ww I memoir was “Storm of Steel” by Ernst Junger, who was quite a character and played an interesting role in Paris and Russia during ww II.
Sounds interesting. In the same vein, and with a historical perspective, The Gun by Chivers gives the history and influence of the AK-47.+
Yesterday I ordered up a copy of John M Browning: American Gunmaker
= why am I recommending a book I have yet to read:
the book is rated very highly
Browning has 128 patents, (of which are still produced to this day)
personally could use some creative inspiration
..Browning, born January 23, 1855, was a genius
= so, I'll say confidently in advance, it'll be interesting
note: do you know how involved it is to patent something now,, Ibuprofenfest
The first edition is worth a bit of money now. It included a certain political character based on a real life one who, in the book, gets what he deserves. Subsequent editions omitted the character.Unintended consequences
Sounds interesting. Anything else in this style you can rec?Great read and introduction to criminal forensics and profiling. If you aren't familiar with the recent cold case arrest of the Golden State Killer, this book is a good primer. I've read many books by FBI profilers and forensic DNA experts over the years and this is one of the better ones.
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