Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Bill Paley

#50 and beyond!

While sitting and waiting for the laundry and for various computer issues to fix themselves, I managed to read a pile of Osprey books:

Fortress #65: The Forts of Judaea 168 BC - AD 73: From the Maccabees to the Fall of Masada. I especially liked the artist's conception of what Masada looked like in its heyday. Having visited there, it meant a lot to me.

Campaign #212: The Six Day War 1967: Sinai. Again, it gave me more of the political background, teaching me details that I'd never known before about the war. Nice piece of work.

Campaign #222: Salamis 480 BC: The Naval Campaign that Saved Greece. You know, like Thermopylae didn't, really. They have photos of a real working trireme, to boot!

Fortress #50: The Forts of Celtic Britain. It gives a picture for the mind's eye for some of Bernard Cornwell's recent books, as they deal with these very sites.

Warrior #94: Polish Winged Hussars 1576 - 1775. I admit it, I read this one just because hussars are so damn ostentacious, and these Polish ones are no different from the general run of hussars. Outrageous uniforms.

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