Fighting Talk

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Books about war are fascinating, if sometimes uncomfortable, reading material. But the more we learn about the mistakes of the past (and present), the more chance we have of preventing them tomorrow.
    Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk22 days ago
    Set against a backdrop of Vietnam War protests and the civil rights movement, Eleanor’s Wilner’s early uncollected poems explore a struggle for inner liberation, and new life emerging from a crumbling social order.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk7 months ago
    In 1704, Louis XIV’s conquest of Europe looked assured and they were poised to install a French prince on the Spanish throne. But two allies, the Duke Of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy hatched a daring plan which culminated in the battle for Europe, at Blenheim.
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  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk7 months ago
    Based on previously classified documents and rare first-person accounts from those who fought on the front lines, O’Keefe tells the dramatic story of the Black Watch at the bloody battle for Verrieres Ridge in 1944.
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  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk7 months ago
    1970. The Year Of The Metal Dog. Deborah Paredez is born. Her father is deployed to Vietnam with a troop of Mexican-American immigrant soldiers. Iconic images, her father’s photographs and Mexican folklore combine to provide a deep cultural context for this poetic collection from a Latina daughter of the Vietnam War.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk8 months ago
    This verse-novel blends historical and fictional voices in a poetic retelling of the stomach-churning climax to the Colorado Coalfield War in April 1914 where over twenty lives, including miners’ wives and children, were prematurely ended by National Guard machine gunfire.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk10 months ago
    It’s October 1944 and in a last ditch attempt for survival, German intelligence launches Operation Finisterre to win Hitler a seat at the negotiating table.

    Meet young German U-Boat captain Stefan Portisch, injured and washed ashore in Northern Spain, and Hector Gomez an FBI plant in the American atomic bomb complex at Los Alamos where the death of a Jewish scientist arouses suspicion of murder.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talklast year
    Two young women. Two very different wars. One poppy factory. In 2012, army medic Jess, shell-shocked from her tour of Afghanistan, seeks solace in her great-grandmother Rose’s diaries. In 1922, Rose welcomed home her husband Alfie from the First World War to discover a changed man. Can the poppy factory save both women from heartache?
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  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talklast year
    London 1939. Two sisters torn apart by the Blitz. May ‘ the homing pigeon’ joins the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) to become a gunner girl. Thanks to the war, May’s sister Peggy makes good her escape from an oppressive marriage to a small-time crook. Rivalies, love affairs and fraught friendships follow in a time of war.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talklast year
    With the First World War in full swing, American war-correspondent Christopher Marlowe Cobb crosses paths with a sultry and mysterious actress hiding a secret agenda that may be the key to saving—or toppling—two empires.
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  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk2 years ago
    Deep inside his secret studio, the sinister Dr. Caligari struggles to create an immense painting so hypnotic it can incite entire regiments to rush headlong into battle.
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  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk2 years ago
    It’s 2236 and humanity is in the aftermath of a bloody civil war. Pilots Davis and Locklear are preparing for a long weekend when two alien armadas find them outnumbered and outgunned… when the stars fade.
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  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk2 years ago
    In a world kept in equilibrium by superheroes, two British ‘Retirement Bureau’ agents, Fogg and Oblivion, reveal a treacherous secret kept for over forty years...A vivid re-imagining of the 20th Century where superheroes battle to believe in war.
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  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk2 years ago
    Now war has ended, can Karis bring the Sainnites together?
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk2 years ago
    Gods of war and demon hordes; where Heaven, Earth, East, and West collide.
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  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk2 years ago
    1916 Dublin. The world is at war and loyalties are divided. But 12 year old Jimmy has his own perspective on things.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk4 years ago
    Technology: the surprising alternative to WOMDs…?
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  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk4 years ago
    Bernard Cornwell's definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought.
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  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk4 years ago
    A group of Alaskan fishermen struggle to adjust to normal life after serving as soldiers in World War 2.
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  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk4 years ago
    Sun Tzu's classic treatise on outwitting your opponent is essential reading for anyone: in business, love, or war.
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  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfFighting Talk6 years ago
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