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Originally posted by Yiksheemash Yiksheemash wrote:

Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Hi ET , hope things are good in Scotland
Read
Neutral shores (Ireland and the Battle of the Atlantic)- Mark Mc shane
Murder on the home Front - Molly Lefebure
Lost Honour Betrayed Loyalty - Herbert Maeger 
 
Reading
 
The Devils Diary - Alfred Rosenberg and the stolen secrets of the third Reich
 
To read
 
The German War - a nation under arms - Nicholas Stargardt
 

here..... turn on the History Channel. takes about a days watching to find out what happened and you dont have to waste days reading sh*te books. 
 
the last book you opened was a colouring in one
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Originally posted by Yiksheemash Yiksheemash wrote:

Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Hi ET , hope things are good in Scotland
Read
Neutral shores (Ireland and the Battle of the Atlantic)- Mark Mc shane
Murder on the home Front - Molly Lefebure
Lost Honour Betrayed Loyalty - Herbert Maeger 
 
Reading
 
The Devils Diary - Alfred Rosenberg and the stolen secrets of the third Reich
 
To read
 
The German War - a nation under arms - Nicholas Stargardt
 

here..... turn on the History Channel. takes about a days watching to find out what happened and you dont have to waste days reading sh*te books. 
The History Channel is sh*te. 

The old 1970s BBC documentaries are what you want.

"The World At War" (although that was actually made by ITV) is easily the best thing ever made about World War II. 

"The Nazis - A Warning From History" is pretty good too. 

"The Great War" (though I always hated WWI being referred to as that) by BBC was made in 1964 I think. Watched that a few years back. It's all black and white and can be a slog at times but brings home the utter misery of it all very well.

I've been meaning to watch Claude Lanzmann's "Shoah" for years but haven't got around to it yet. I will this year.

At the moment I'm reading "Hiding In Plain Sight" by Sarah Kendzior, about Trump's criminality and all round scum of the earthness. It's very good. She's an outstanding writer and commentator and places Trump firmly within the framework of fascist history and international organised crime, which are the only appropriate frameworks to view him through.
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My Crazy World - Christy Dignam. How that man is still alive I'll never know. 

Why Nations Fail - A look into why certain countries have prospered ahead of others, mainly due to inclusive political and economic institutions, and the willingness to embrace industrialisation and creative destruction. Found the chapters on South America the most interesting, especially around the real reasons for those countries' determination for independence from Spain.

Next up is Richie Sadlier's book and Prisoners of Geography.
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Reading A Tournament Frozen in Time. It's about the European Cup Winners Cup...Interesting read so far. Nice nostalgia trip from before money and greed ruined top level football. Plenty of info about the teams in it but I wouldn't mind if it had more background of some of the players themselves. Book feels as if it's just scratching the surface
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Originally posted by thebronze14 thebronze14 wrote:

Reading A Tournament Frozen in Time. It's about the European Cup Winners Cup...Interesting read so far. Nice nostalgia trip from before money and greed ruined top level football. Plenty of info about the teams in it but I wouldn't mind if it had more background of some of the players themselves. Book feels as if it's just scratching the surface

The author is a contributor on a podcast I occasionally listen to called 'These Football Times'; he certainly seems knowledgeable on the game and it is an interesting subject. I loved that tournament, particularly on Championship Manager 97-98! Starting with Kilmarnock or Betis just to have a cut at it.LOL
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just finished Richie’s Sandliers book. Brilliant read . He had some couple of years after he Finished up 
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Originally posted by thebronze14 thebronze14 wrote:

Reading A Tournament Frozen in Time. It's about the European Cup Winners Cup...Interesting read so far. Nice nostalgia trip from before money and greed ruined top level football. Plenty of info about the teams in it but I wouldn't mind if it had more background of some of the players themselves. Book feels as if it's just scratching the surface

Got it recently. Great read and perfect for dipping in and out of  
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Dirty Tricks – BA’s war against Virgin – Martin Gregory – how BA tried to bankrupt the then fledgling Virgin Atlantic – great read on industrial dirty tricks from the Conservative Partys pet


 



 



Finished this last week. Superb read. King, Marshall and Burnside are absolute ****s 
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Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

 

Dirty Tricks – BA’s war against Virgin – Martin Gregory – how BA tried to bankrupt the then fledgling Virgin Atlantic – great read on industrial dirty tricks from the Conservative Partys pet

 



Finished this last week. Superb read. King, Marshall and Burnside are absolute ****s 

Blast from the past SmileSmileglad you enjoyed it DI
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Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

 

Dirty Tricks – BA’s war against Virgin – Martin Gregory – how BA tried to bankrupt the then fledgling Virgin Atlantic – great read on industrial dirty tricks from the Conservative Partys pet

 



Finished this last week. Superb read. King, Marshall and Burnside are absolute ****s 

Blast from the past SmileSmileglad you enjoyed it DI

Got from your recommendation well worth the money   Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

 

Dirty Tricks – BA’s war against Virgin – Martin Gregory – how BA tried to bankrupt the then fledgling Virgin Atlantic – great read on industrial dirty tricks from the Conservative Partys pet

 



Finished this last week. Superb read. King, Marshall and Burnside are absolute ****s 

Blast from the past SmileSmileglad you enjoyed it DI

Got from your recommendation well worth the money   Thumbs Up

Thought it was part of the books I offered for free in my giveaway - there were no takers Cry still a fair few to get rid of - must draw up a list though gods knows when I can hand them over 


Edited by Newryrep - 14 May 2020 at 7:45pm
'Irish' Songs for an Irish team - no SPL EPL generic sh*te
Richard Dunne - 6th Sept 11 - best marshalling of a defence in Moscow since General Zukov Russia V Germany 1941
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Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Hi ET , hope things are good in Scotland
Read
Neutral shores (Ireland and the Battle of the Atlantic)- Mark Mc shane
Murder on the home Front - Molly Lefebure
Lost Honour Betrayed Loyalty - Herbert Maeger 
 
Reading
 
The Devils Diary - Alfred Rosenberg and the stolen secrets of the third Reich
 
To read
 
The German War - a nation under arms - Nicholas Stargardt
 

Aye all good mate. Hope your well too.

I might check out "Neutral Shores" later this year. The Battle of the Atlantic is a fascinating subject. 

One of my Irish ancestors was working as a steward on Cunard's ships during the Battle of the Atlantic. He come through alright. I can tell you an odd story about him (his name was Bernie) that for some inexplicable reason was handed down to me.

My mob left Co. Cavan for Glasgow around 1913/14 with the exception of Bernie who as a teenager travelled to Liverpool and went to sea with Cunard as a bellboy. Over the next few years he worked his way up to be a boots steward, bathroom steward and finally got the job where the big tips where - first class bedroom steward.

On the day he signed on for a voyage and went to read the list detailing which stewards had been allocated to which group of cabins, something odd happened. All the other stewards kept quietly laughing or making comments such as "good luck lad, you'll need it !".

Bernie asked the chief steward what was wrong. The chap said "Ah, so you'll be young Smith then ?"
"Yes chief."
"Right well, you'll be looking after Mrs --- on this crossing. She's a fine looking, rich, yankee widow. Crosses the Atlantic three or four times a year. But this woman is a bloody pest."
"Oh ?"
"She rings for one of my lads and they end up in her cabin for an hour and come out completely worn out when they should be working.
"Ah."
"And now all the lads wives have found out about her and have written to the company complaining they don't want their husbands looking after this woman."
"I see.
"So that's why I've decided you'll be looking after her. Good luck lad."
"Em, thanks chief".

That's where the story ends. Some might say incomplete .....


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Originally posted by thebronze14 thebronze14 wrote:

Reading A Tournament Frozen in Time. It's about the European Cup Winners Cup...Interesting read so far. Nice nostalgia trip from before money and greed ruined top level football. Plenty of info about the teams in it but I wouldn't mind if it had more background of some of the players themselves. Book feels as if it's just scratching the surface

yea would agree with that. i was looking forward to reading it but was disappointed with it.  thought the book was all over the place. there was no interviews with past players or managers.  the ending felt a bit rushed in that there was a chapter on Wales but he ended up talking about league of ireland clubs and northern ireland. barely mentioned dunfirmlines run to the semi final in 68/69 which i thought would have added to the randomness of the competition.

some deadly facts in it though. de kuip/heysel/ basel stadium hosted a good few finals. never knew that barcelona only won 3 league titles between 1960 and 1985



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Originally posted by Charlton's Child Charlton's Child wrote:

just finished Richie’s Sandliers book. Brilliant read . He had some couple of years after he Finished up 

by some accounts part's of that book should be classed under fiction. I'm only the messenger now 


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