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Postby Jeff_36 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:15 am

ok

I ordered a copy of Anthony Beevor's account of the Spanish Civil War at my local Chapters branch. I am not a huge fan of Beevor (I find him to be a relativist, which in any account of WWII can be ammunition for very bad people out there. However, in any account of the Spanish Civil War this is an asset) but I am in the "Spanish Civil War" phase that all history lovers go through at some point.

After a week, I was impatient at the slow pace of the shipping and ordered Hugh Thomas's famous chronicle of the conflict on Amazon. This was a week ago.

Low and behold today both books arrived!

Which one does Jeff_36 read first?

WEIGH IN!!!!!

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Re: Need Advice

Postby Matthew Ellard » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:54 am

Jeff_36 wrote:Which one does Jeff_36 read first?


Well Jeff, I often walk in the front door, from the letter box, with two very exciting books such as German AFV Torsion bar suspension development (Early 1943) and German AFV Torsion bar suspension development (late 1943)

I say to Amanda, my partner "I'm very excited. Which one should I read first?" Amanda will say "Go to your room and knock yourself out" before switching on the TV to watch a repeated episode of "Sex in the City"

I realise that I'm lucky enough just to have a girlfriend! :D

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Re: Need Advice

Postby Jeff_36 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:31 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:
Well Jeff, I often walk in the front door, from the letter box, with two very exciting books such as German AFV Torsion bar suspension development (Early 1943) and German AFV Torsion bar suspension development (late 1943)


What's the difference?

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Re: Need Advice

Postby Gord » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:48 am

Jeff_36 wrote:
Matthew Ellard wrote:
Well Jeff, I often walk in the front door, from the letter box, with two very exciting books such as German AFV Torsion bar suspension development (Early 1943) and German AFV Torsion bar suspension development (late 1943)


What's the difference?

Months!
"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
"Nullius in verba" -- The Royal Society ["take nobody's word for it"]
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Re: Need Advice

Postby Matthew Ellard » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:11 am

Jeff_36 wrote: What's the difference?
Smaller diameter wheels for metal rubber saving meant an adjustment to existing vehicles chassis to incorporate the change in the torsion bars. (Germany was running out of rubber)
torsion bars.jpg

Next week I will thrill you with how the 16 bolt tank wheel for the Panther was modified to 24 bolts and this reduced rubber shredding. :D

( My dad was a train spotter) :lol:
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Re: Need Advice

Postby Lance Kennedy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:01 am

Buy a kindle.

I download books from my living room for a quarter the price, and they arrive within minutes.

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Re: Need Advice

Postby Matthew Ellard » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:15 am

Lance Kennedy wrote:Buy a kindle. I download books from my living room for a quarter the price, and they arrive within minutes.


These types of books are mostly illustrated books, like a car mechanic's repair book. I look at illustrated books on the history of uniforms because I can sometimes date a photo of a vehicle, by the uniforms people are wearing in the photo.

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Re: Need Advice

Postby Lance Kennedy » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:51 am

In that case, download the kindle app onto your tablet or computer, and download onto that device. A big screen full of colour is the result.

The advantages of the ebook include portability, ultra long battery life (about 2 weeks), and the ability to read under any lighting conditions, from full daylight, to darkness if you have a kindle paperwhite, with its built in light. But you may prefer to read on your other device, if you need colour.

There is work underway to try to develop a colour ebook screen. Possibly end of next year ?
If so, it will be adopted by tablets, smart phones, and computers. The advantages of ultra low power use, and reading in full sunlight are pretty obvious.

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Re: Need Advice

Postby Matthew Ellard » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:56 am

Lance Kennedy wrote:In that case, download the kindle app onto your tablet or computer, and download onto that device. A big screen full of colour is the result.
I didn't know that. I guess I need to go electronic as my eyes are not as great as they used to be.


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