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Gabriela, Cravo e Canela
Jorge Amado
Progress: 157/358 pages
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)
T.E. Lawrence
Progress: 189/672 pages
The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
G. Edward Griffin
Progress: 41/608 pages
Peter the Great
Robert K. Massie
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Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty
Bradley K. Martin
A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge
Charles B. MacDonald
Progress: 191/712 pages
The German Army 1933-1945
Matthew Cooper
Progress: 198/598 pages
Corporal Hitler and the Great War 1914-1918: The List Regiment
John F Williams
Progress: 22/238 pages
Combat Crew - John Comer This is one of the best combat memoirs I've yet read. Comer was an aircraft mechanic stationed stateside with the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) in November 1942, when he volunteered for combat service as a flight engineer/gunner.

After completing his training, Comer ended up in Britain in July 1943 with a B-17 bomber group in the 8th Air Force. He arrived at a time when U.S. bomber groups were experiencing high casualty rates from flying missions over German-occupied Europe. Each member of a bomber group was required to fly 25 missions before he would be eligible to return to the States, job well done. Comer conveys so tellingly the pressures encountered with each mission, the way weather affected operations, and the importance of teamwork among crews as a factor toward enhancing one's chances of survival --- and sanity --- as one edged ever closer towards the completion of 25 missions. (Thank you, A.L. for recommending this book.)