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Three books by Frederick Forsyth

    I just finished up reading three novels by author Frederick Forsyth.  The books were all published by St. Martins Press.  The first I read was a collection of short stories and each story was very different from the others.  The title was "The Veteran" and I really enjoyed the stories.  The second title was "The Avenger" and the third was "The Deceiver".  They were equally enjoyable and while they are each one long novel they were each broken down into short stories that could have stood alone.  The author takes lots of twists and turns and one never knows where the story is leading.  If you are looking for something good to read then try these books by Frederick Forsyth.
Cheerily
IJK


Squadrons of the Sea

    "Squadrons of the Sea" was written by Arch Whitehouse. Published in 1962 by Modern Literary Editions Publishing Company of New York, N.Y.
    It was quite an interesting read.  It is a complete history of the development of the Aircraft Carrier beginning with the first attempts during WWI and continues with a thorough review of all the carrier battles of WWII.  I can easily recommend this  book to anyone wanting to learn more about carriers.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number is 62-7696


Horse Soldiers

    I just finished reading the book "Horse Soldiers" written by Doug Stanton.  I received the 407 page book for Father's Day last Sunday.  I have to say it was truly an interesting book.  It is about the first US soldiers to enter Afghanistan after 9-11 and the things they had to deal with.  Yes, they had to ride horses into battle alongside the Northern Alliance Forces. The copy I have is copyright 2009 and printed by SCRIBNER, a division of Simon and Schuster, Inc. 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.  I easily recommend this book to all.
Cheerily
IJK


Tractors

    I just finished reading the book, "The Ultimate Guide to Tractors"  It was written by Jim Glastonbury and originally published by House Publishing Limited, of the UK.  The guide is 442 pages long with really fine print and was difficult for an old man with failing eyes to read.  There were lots of photos of tractors and a complete story of most of the tractors that were made.  Of course there was a history about John Deere, Case, International, Ford, White, Oliver, Massey, Massey-Harris, Massey Ferguson,and Allis Chalmers but there were also lots of stories about the early companies and what happened to them.  It was very interesting reading.  It tells about the horsepower ratings of the different models each produced and how they were developed.  If you wish to spend a few hours learning more about the interesting history and development of tractors then this is the book for you.   I wish to thank my brother for providing it to me for Christmas.
Cheerily
IJK


"The Emperor's General"

    "The Emperor's General" written by James Webb is an interesting historical fiction novel.  It is about a fictional character and his time as General MacArthur's trusted aide.  It was a fascinating read and I truly enjoyed it. It covers the time during the surrender and occupation of Japan and the intrigue involved. A must read for anyone interested in MacArthur. Copyright 1999 and published in 2000 by Bantam Books.
Cheerily
IJK


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