Last Updated November 27, 2004

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I stopped updating the html list below from March 2003. For the uptodate list of books click on the self extracting winzip file above which will download you a 25k excel spreadsheet.

The following is a list of approximately 500 books I currently own. I had about another 300 books which I rated as between Crap and mediocre, all of which I have given away over the past few years. Unfortunately I did not keep a record of all their titles, though I will try to rebuild the list slowly. I have started by categorising them all as one of the following :-

Crap
Basically I did not like this book. Either because it was boring, badly written, OR I just didn't like the subject or the style. I have disliked some very scholarly works because they were too dry and unreadable.
Mediocre
Slightly better than above. But in my humble opinion not worth what they cost unless you have a specific need in this area.
OK
An adequate book, worth considering if cheap, or if it appears to cover exactly what you were looking for.
Good
Quite a good book, I would recommend it, though nothing out of the ordinary, there may be better books available.
V.Good
Whole heartedly recommend these books, if you want a book on this subject you can't go far wrong.
Exceptional
What can I say, these books are a "Must Have". I would say that particularly in the fiction sections this is a highly subjective opinion.
 

Please remember that all ratings are highly subjective and personnal. If you find half a dozen books in the list that you have read and you agree with my ratings then you can feel reasonably confident we have fairly simillar tastes. If you find you disagree with everything I have rated, I would strongly urge you NOT to buy any of the books I liked!

I will eventually add a more descriptive opinion of these books, but until then, if you would like a more detailed explanation as to why I like or dislike a book, then please drop me an email and I would be happy to elucidate further.

Likewise if you disagree (or even if you agree) with my opinion I would be interested to know. I will be happy to add a "Guest Opinion" column, and note your remarks. I only ask that you give my your classification, using my 6 categories above, an explanation of why, and your name.

Personally I would be even more interested in books I haven't covered, either good or bad. If good then I would like to consider buying them, if bad I would appreciate being warned off them.

BOOK SECTIONS

Historical Fiction
Bronze Age Non Fiction
Greek and Macedonian Non Fiction
Roman Non Fiction
Dark Ages Non Fiction
Crusades Non Fiction
Renaissance Non Fiction
Pirates Non Fiction
French Indian Wars & American War Of Independance Non Fiction
19th Century Non Fiction
Early 20th Century Non Fiction
World War II Non Fiction
Modern Period Non Fiction
Modelling Books
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Thrillers

 

 

AUTHOR
TITLE
COMMENT
NOTES
Historical Fiction (Roughly chronological sequence)
Guild, N
Blood Star
Good
Assyrian
Guild, N
The Assyrian
Good
Assyrian
Smith, W
River God
V.Good
Egyptian
Waltari, M
The Egyptian
Crap
Egyptian
Pressfield, S
Tides of war
Crap
Greek
Duggan, A
Elephants And Castles
V.Good
Macedonian Successors
Duggan, A
Three's Company
V.Good
Roman Republic
Grant, J
The Besieged
Good
Roman Masada
Waltari, M
The Roman
V.Good
Imperial Roman
Duggan, A
The Little Emperors
OK
End Roman Britain
Graves, R
Count Belisarius
V.Good
Byzantine
Turteltaub, H
Justinian
Crap
Byzantine
Duggan, A
Knight With Armour
V.Good
Crusades
Duggan, A
Count Bohemond
V.Good
Crusades
Rathbone, J
Kings Of Albion
Crap
Wars Of The Roses
Lamb, H
Suleiman The Magnificent
Good
Ottoman Turkish
Savage, A
Ottoman
V. Good
Ottoman Turkish
Clavell, J
Shogun
V.Good
reason for building a Samurai army
Clavell, J
Gai-Jin
Crap
Coyle, H
Savage Wilderness
OK
French Indian Wars
Crane, S
The Red Badge Of Courage (missing)
?
French Indian Wars
Roarke, M
Thunder In The East
V.Good
French Indian Wars
Kent, A
01 - Richard Bolitho-Midshipman.
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
02 - Midshipman Bolitho And The Avenger
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
03 - Stand Into Danger
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
04 - In Gallant Company
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
05 - Sloop Of War
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
06 - To Glory We Steer
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
07 - Command A Kings Ship
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
08 - Passage To Mutiny
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
09 - With All Despatch
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
10 - Form Line Of Battle
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
11 - Enemy In Sight
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
12 - The Flag Captain
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
13 - Signal Close Action
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
14 - The Inshore Squadron
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
15 - A Tradition Of Victory
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
16 - Success To The Brave
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
17 - Colours Aloft
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
18 - Honour This Day
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
19 - The Only Victor
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
20 - Beyond The Reef
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
21 - The Darkening Sea
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
22 - For My Countrys Freedom
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
23 - Cross Of St George
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Kent, A
24 - Sword Of Honour
V.Good
Napoleonic Naval
Howard, R
Bonaparte's Invaders
OK
Napoleon in Egypt
Slaughter, F
The Stonewall Brigade (ACW)
V.Good
Stonewall Jackson
Fullerton, A
The Blooding Of The Guns
Crap
Jutland Novel
Macksey, K
Battle
Crap
Normandy account
Heinrich, W
Cross Of Iron
OK
I think it's overrated
Hassel, Sven
The Commissar (unread)
Crap


Historical Non Fiction - "Chariot Age"

Bartholomew
Middle East Map
Good
 
British Museum
Assyrian Sculpture
OK
 
British Museum
Egyptian Mummies
OK
 
British Museum
Egyptian Painting
OK
 
Cambridge
Cambridge Ancient History II Part 2A & 2B
V.Good
 
Dawson, Doyle
The First Armies
Good
 
Drews, R
The End Of The Bronze Age
Mediocre
 
Gonen, R
Weapons Of The Ancient World
OK
 
Gurney, O R
The Hittites
V.Good
Anyone know any other good Hittite books?
Head, D
The Achaemenid Persian Army
V.Good
 
Healy, M
Qadesh 1300 B C (Osprey Campaign)
OK
 
Healy, M
New Kingdom Egypt (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Healy, M
The Ancient Assyrians (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Herzog, C & Gichon M
Battles Of The Bible
Mediocre
 
Newby, P H
Warrior Pharaohs
Good
 
Olmstead
History Of The Persian Empire
V.Good
 
Roux, G
Ancient Iraq
V.Good
 
Saggs, H W F
The Might That Was Assyria
V.Good
My favourite Assyrian Book.
Shaw
Egyptian Warfare And Weapons
OK
 
Siliotti, A
The Pyramids
Good
 
Stillman, N
Armies Of The Ancient Near East (W.R.G.)
V.Good
The wargamers Must Have for the Bronze Age
Wise, T
Ancient Armies Of The Middle East (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Yadin, Y
The Art Of Warfare In Biblical Lands
OK
 

Historical Non Fiction - "Greece & Macedonia"
Adcock, F
The Greek And Macedonian Art Of War
OK
 
Arrian
The Campaigns Of Alexander
OK
 
Barker, P
Alexander The Great Campaigns
V.Good
Great wargamers reference, particularly for setting up a campaign
Bar-Kochva
The Selucid Army
V.Good
 
Bevan, E
The House Of Seleucus
V.Good
 
Billows, R A
Antigonons The One-eyed
Mediocre
 
Bradford, E
The year of Thermopalyae
V.Good
 
Cary, M
Geographic Background Greek/Roman Hist
V.Good
Unusual book but I loved it, highly recommended
Cary, M
History Of The Greek World
V.Good
Again very good
Cassin- Scott, J
The Greek And Persian Wars (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Connoly, P
Greece And Rome At War
OK
 
Curtius
The History Of Alexander
V.Good
 
Devine
Battle Of Issus (Magazine)
OK
 
Dodge, T
Alexander (Unread)
?
 
Engels, D
Alexander And Logistics Of Macedonia Army
V.Good
Fascinating logistics study ESSENTIAL for anyone planning to run an ancient campaign
Ferrill, A
The Origins Of War
V.Good
 
Fuller, J.F.C.
Alexander The Great
V.Good
 
Grant, C
Ancient Battles For Wargamers
Good
 
Griffith, G
The Mercenaries Of The Hellenistic World
V.Good
Better than Parke's book on same subject
Head, D
Armies Of The Macedonian And Punic Wars (W.R.G.)
V.Good
Essential wargamers purchase
Kincaid
Sucessors Of Alexander The Great
V.Good
Very interesting
Lawrence, A
Greek Aims In Fortification
Exceptional
Best siege warfare book I have ever read
Marsden, E
Greek And Roman Artillery
Exceptional
Best book on ancient artillery I have ever read
Marsden, E
The Campaigns Of Gaugamela
V.Good
 
Morrison & Coates
The Athenian Trireme
OK
 
Muir
Muir's Historical Atlas X2 (Classical And Medieval Volumes)
V.Good
 
Nelson, R
Armies Of The Greek And Persian Wars (W.R.G.)
V.Good
 
Nelson, R
Salamis
V.Good
 
Nikonorov, V
The Armies Of Bactria 700b.C. - 450a.D. (Montvert Pub)
Mediocre
 
Parke
Greek Mercenary Soldiers
OK
 
Plutarch
The Age Of Alexander
V.Good
 
Rodgers, W L
Greek And Roman Naval Warfare
V.Good
Deffinitive ancient naval reference?
Scullard, H
Elephant In The Greek And Roman World
V.Good
 
Sekunda, N
The Seleucid Army. (Montvert Pub)
Good
 
Sekunda, N
The Army Of Alexander The Great (Osprey)
OK
 
Sekunda, N
The Spartans
OK
 
Sekunda, N
The Ancient Greeks (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Snodgrass, A
Arms And Armour Of The Greeks
Good
 
Talbert, R
Atlas Of Classical History (Missing)
Mediocre
 
Tarn, W
Hellenistic Naval And Military Developments
Good
 
Walbank, E
The Hellenistic World
OK
 
Warry, J
Warfare In The Classical World
V.Good
One of the first books on the subject I bought, so an old favourite of mine.
Webber, C
The Thracians 700BC - AD46

Mediocre

Osprey MAA
Xenophon
The Persian Expedition
OK
 
Xenophon
A History Of My Times
OK
 

Historical Non Fiction - "Rome & Byzantium"
Barker, P
The Armies And Enemies Of Imperial Rome (W R G)
V.Good
A must have for Roman Wargamers
Bradford, E
Hannibal
V.Good
Bradford, E
Cleopatra

V.Good

Boss, R
Justinian's Wars (Montvert Pub)
Good
 
Breeze, D
Hadrians Wall
Good
 
Burns, D
Roman Civil War A D 69 (Agema Rules)
V.Good
 
Bury, J B
History Of The Later Roman Empire
Good
 
Cernenko, E
The Scythians
V.Good
 
Ferrill, A
The Fall Of The Roman Empire
V.Good
Most interesting end of Rome book I have read
Frere, S
Brittania A History Of Roman Britain
V.Good
 
Fuller, J.F.C.
Julius Caesar - Man, soldier & tyrant
V.Good
I'm a big fan of JFC Fuller
Haldon, J
The Byzantine Wars
Good
Almost very good.
Goldsworthy, A
Roman Warfare
OK
OK if you haven't read any other Roman books
Johnson, S
Later Roman Britain
Crap
Johnston, D
Discovering Roman Britain
Good
Keppie, L
The making of the Roman Army
V.Good
unread
Liddell Hart, B H
Scipio Africanus
Exceptional
A surprisingly good book, trust me.
Livy
Rome And The Mediterranean
OK
 
Nicolle, D
Romano-Byzantine Armies (Osprey)
Good
 
Nicolle, D
Rome's Enemies 5: The Desert Frontier (Osprey)
Good
 
Nicolle, D
Yarmuk 636ad (Osprey Campaign)
Good
 
Nicolle, D
The Armies Of Islam 7th-11th Centuries (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Plutarch
Fall Of The Roman Republic
Good
 
Plutarch
Makers Of Rome
Good
 
Robinson, H
The Armour Of The Roman Legions (Booklet)
Mediocre
 
Robinson, H
What The Soldiers Wore On Hadrian's Wall (Booklet)
Mediocre
 
Salway, P
Roman Britain
V.Good
 
Scullard, H
A History Of The Roman World 753-146b C
Mediocre
 
Sekunda & Northwood & Simkins
Caesars Legions (Osprey Roman Compilation)
V.Good
 
Simkins, M
Roman Army From Hadrian To Constantine (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Sorrell, A
Roman Towns In Britain
Good
Basically a "Reconstruction" picture book
Starr, C. G.
The Roman Empire 27BC - AD476
Crap
 
Treadgold, W
Byzantium and it's Army
V.Good
A Byzantine book for a change that actually concentrates on the army
Trevino, R
Rome's Enemies 4: Spanish Armies 218b C (Osprey)
V.Good
Interesting subject material
Wilcox, P
Rome's Enemies: Germanicus And Dacians (Osprey)
Good
 
Wilcox, P
Rome's Enemies 2:Gallic And British Celts (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Wilcox, P
Rome's Enemies 3: Parthians And Sassanids (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Wilson, R
Roman Forts
OK
Good if you are that keen on fort layouts
Wisdom, T
Gladiators 100BC to AD200
Good
 
Wise, T
Armies Of The Carthaginian Wars 265-146 (Osprey)
V.Good
Punic wars must have
Wise, T
Battles For Wargamers (Booklet)
V.Good
 

Historical Non Fiction - "Dark Ages"
Heath, I
Armies Of The Dark Ages (W.R.G.)
Good
 
Heath, I
The Vikings (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Nicolle, D
Arthur And The Anglo Saxon Wars (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Nicolle, D
Sassanian Armies (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Norman, A
English Weapons And Warfare 449-1660
Good
 

Historical Non Fiction - "Crusades"
Bradford, E
The great betrayal - constantinople 1204
V.Good
Little known subject
Gore, T
The First Crusade 1097-1099 A D (Pamphlet)
V.Good
Very good wargamers pamphlet
Heath, I
Armies And Enemies Of The Crusades (W.R.G.)
V.Good
 
Nicolle, D
Hattin 1187
OK
 
Nicolle, D
The Crusades
Mediocre
Osprey essential histories
Nicolle, D
Saladin And The Saracens
V.Good
 
Nicolle, D
The Crusades (Osprey MAA)
V.Good
 
Smail
Crusading Warfare
V.Good
The classic I believe?
Yewdale, R
Bohemond I Prince Of Antioch (2 Pamphlets)
V.Good
Ever since I played this character in a campaign I've been a fan of Bohemond.

Historical Non Fiction - "Medieval & Renaissance"
Bennett, M
Agincourt 1415 (Osprey Campaign)
Good
 
Boardman, A W
The Medieval Soldier In The Wars Roses
Good
 
Bradford, E
The Great Siege Malta 1565
V.Good
Currently available for £4.99 a very well written book.
Bradford, E
The Sultans Admiral
V.Good
Barbarossa story very good
Bradford, E
Drake
V.Good
Bryant, A J
The Samurai
V.Good
Lovely Osprey piccies
Bryant, A J
Sekigahara 1600
V.Good
Lovely Osprey piccies
Bryant, A J
Samurai 1550-1600
V.Good
Lovely Osprey piccies
Burne, A H
The Crecy War
OK
Chandler, D G
Marlborough as military commander
Good
slightly off my normal periods
Eltis, D
The Military Revolution In 16c Europe
Crap
Embleton, G
The Medieval Soldier
V.Good
 
Featherstone, D
Armies And Warfare The Pike And Shot Era
V.Good
 
Gravett, C
Medieval Siege Warfare (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Haigh, P A
Military Campaign Of Wars Of The Roses
V.Good
Best wars of the roses book I have read
Hale, J R
War And Society In Renaissance Europe
Crap
 
Hall, B S
Weapons & Warfare In Renaissance Europe
V.Good
 
Heath, I
Armies Of The Middle Ages Vols 1 & 2 (W.R.G.)
V.Good
 
Hibbert, C
Agincourt
Good
 
Konstam, A
Pavia 1525 (Osprey Campaign)
Good
 
Miller, D & Embleton
The Landsknechts (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Murphy, R
Ottoman Armies (or simillar title)
Crap
Very dissapointed
Nicolle, D
Medieval Warfare source book middle east
Good
 
Nicolle, D
Armies Of The Ottoman Turks 1300 - 1774 (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Nicolle, D
The Janissaries (Osprey Elite)
V.Good
 
Oman, C
History Of Art Of War Middle Ages Vol 1&2
Exceptional
Interested in Medieval history, BUY this.
Oman, C
History Of Warfare In The 16th Century
Exceptional
Probably the best history book I have ever read
Prescott, W H
The art of war in spain The conquest of Grenada 1481 - 1492
Crap
A bit scholarly for me!
Rogers, H
Battles And Generals Of The Civil War
V.Good
 
Ross, C
The War Of The Roses
OK
 
Taylor, F L
The Art Of War In Italy 1494 - 1529
V.Good
Good book on troop types in the Italian wars
Turnbull, S
Ashigaru 1467-1649
V.Good
Lovely Osprey piccies
Turnbull, S Samurai Invasion Japan's Korean war 1592 - 1598
V. Good
 
Wesencraft, C
With Pike And Musket (Wargame Rules Etc)
Good
 
Wise, Terence
The War Of The Roses (Osprey)
V.Good
 

Historical Non Fiction - "Pirates of the Caribbean"
Black, C
Pirates Of The West Indies
Good
 
Cordingly, D
Life Among The Pirates
Good
 
Cordingly, D
Pirates
Good
 
Konstam, A
Buccaneers (Osprey)
V.Good
 
Konstam, A
Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560 - 1605 (Osprey Elite)
V.Good
I think a more fascinating period than the later "Pirates"
Konstam, A
Pirates 1660 - 1730 (Osprey Elite)
V.Good
 

Historical Non Fiction - "America in the 18th Century"
Reid,S & Hook, R
British Redcoat 1740 - 1793 (Osprey Warrior)
Good
 
Chartrand, R
Quebec 1759 (Osprey Order Of Battle)
OK
 
Chartrand, R
The French Army In The A.W.I (Osprey)
V.Good
I used it as a FIW painting guide
Chartrand, R
The French Soldier In Colonial America (Pamphlet)
V.Good
Essential FIW painting guide
Hibbert, C
Redcoats And Rebels
OK
 
Johnson, M G
American Woodland Indians (Osprey)
OK
 
May, R
British Army In North America 1775 - 1783 (Osprey)
OK
 
May, R
Wolfe's Army (Osprey)
V.Good
THE uniform painting guide for the FIW's
O'meara, W
Guns At The Forks
V.Good
Excellent FIW book
Parkman, F
Montcalm & Wolfe The French & Indian War
OK
 
Parkman, F
The Conspiracy Of Pontiac
OK
 
Pearfon, M
Those Damned Rebels
Exceptional
Best book of the American War Of Independance I have read
Pocock,T
Battle For Empire (7 Year War History)
Good
 
Pouchot, P
Memoirs On The Late War In North America
OK
 
Rogers, R
Reminiscences Of The French War
Good
 
Wood, W J
Battles Of The Revolutionary War
Good
 

Historical Non Fiction - "The 19th Century"
Asquith, S
Wargamers Guide To The 1882 Nile Camp. (Pamphlet)
V.Good
I don't really know anything about this period
Bradford, E
Nelson The Essential Hero
V.Good
Very good Nelson Book
Chatham Pctorial Histories
The Naval War of 1812
V. Good
Very good book covers some aspects often neglected
Fabb, John
Uniforms Of Trafalgar (Osprey)
OK
 
Forester, C S
The Age of Fighting Sail (1812 Naval War)
Good
 
Hedges, A
Admiral Lord Nelson (Pamphlet)
OK
 
Henderson, J
The Frigates
V.Good
 
Hill, R
War At Sea In The Ironclad Age
V.Good
 
Knight, Ian
Great Zulu Battles
V.Good
 
Lavery,B
The Ship Of The Line
V.Good
 
Lyon, D
Sea Battles In Close Up - The Age Of Nelson
V.Good
Another Very good Nelson book.
Padfield, P
Nelson's War

Good

 
Pemberton
Battles Of The Crimean War
Good
Anyone know a really good readable military history of the Crimean conflict
Pope, D
England Expects (Trafalgar History)
OK
 
Price, A
The Eyes Of The Fleet (Frigate History)
Good
 
Smith, F E
Waterloo
OK
 
Terraine, J
Trafalgar
OK
Thomas, D
Cochrane - Britains sea wolf
Crap
Ward, G & Burns, R
The Civil War (Book Of Tv Series)
Good
 
Warner, O
Trafalgar
Good
 

Historical Non Fiction - "The Turn of the 20th Century"
Brown, D K
Warrior To Dreadnought
V.Good
 
Conway
All the World's Fighting Ships 1906 - 1921
V.Good
Excellent reference book, better than Janes.
Conway
Steam, Steel and Shellfire
V.Good
 
Edwards, B
Salvo - Epic Naval Gun Actions
V.Good
 
Fullerton, A
The Blooding Of The Guns
Crap
 
Gilbert,M
First World War
OK
 
Grove, E
Big Fleet Actions
V.Good
 
Hill, R
War at sea in the Ironclad Age
V.Good
 
Hough, R
The Fleet That Had To Die (Tsushima)
Crap
 
Ireland, B
Jane's Battleships Of The 20th Century
V.Good
Superb illustrations
Janes, F
Janes Fighting Ships Of W W I
V.Good
 
Johnson, J.E.
The Story Of Air Fighting
Exceptional
Superbly written book on air combat throughout the 20th C
Liddell Hart

History of the First World War

Good
Massie, R
Dreadnought
OK
Bit long for me!
Padfield, P
Battleship
Exceptional
Best book on Warship development 1850 - 1920 I have ever read.
Pakenham, T
The Boer War
V.Good
 
Perrett, B
Iron Fist (20th C Tank Battles)
V.Good
Highly recommended
Perrett, B
Gunboat
V.Good
Highly Recommended
Purnell
Warships Of The First World War
Good
Purnell
Fighters Of World War One
V.Good
 
Tarrant, V E
Battlecruiser Invincible
V. Good
 
Terraine, J
To Win a War
V. Good
Terraine, J
The Smoke and the fire
OK
Good but a little biased!
Terraine, J
Diary of General Jack
V. Good
what it was really like in the trenches
Terraine, J
White Heat - the new warfare 1914-18
V. Good
 
Van Der Vat, D
Standard Of Power
OK

Historical Non Fiction - "World War II"
Ambrose, S
Band of brothers
Good
I LOVE the TV series, book not as good
Barbier, M K
Kursk - the greatest tank battle 1943
Good
 
Beale, P
Tank Tracks (unread)
?
 
Belfield, E & Essame, H
The Battle For Normandy
Good
 
Carver, M
Tobruck7
V.Good
 
Culver, B
Panzer Colours
Good
Painting guide
Culver, B
The Sdkfz Half-Track (Osprey)
Good
 
Clayton, T & Craig, P
Finest Hour
V. Good
I really liked these two books. Very highly recommended for that personnal touch
Clayton, T & Craig, P
The end of the beginning
V. Good
Deighton, L
Blitz-Krieg
Good
 
Deighton, L
Fighter
V.Good
Very good battle of britain history
Featherstone, D
Tank Battles In Miniature (4 Mediterranean)
Good
 
Forty, G
Tank Aces
Good
 
Forty, G
German Tanks Of World War Two
V.Good
 
Foss, C
WWII Tanks (Salamander booklet)
Good
 
Foster, S
Hit the Beach
OK
 
Guderian,H
Panzer Leader
Good
 
Gudgin, P
Armoured Firepower 1939 - 45
Crap
 
Hogg, I
Encyclopedia of infantry weapons from world war II
Good
 
Hughes, M & Mann C
The T-34 Tank
Good
 
Kieser, E
Operation Sealion (Cassell military)
V.Good
Planned German Invasion of Britain in 1940 - very good
Liddlell Hart, B H
History Of The Second World War
V.Good
 
Lucas, J
War on the Eastern Front
OK
 
Macksey, K
Invasion
Good
 
Macksey, K
Tank Versus Tank
V.Good
 
Messenger, C
The Art Of Blitzkrieg
OK
 
Miller, D
Tanks of the world from world war I to the present day
V. Good
Perrett, B
Knights of the Black cross
V. Good
 
Perrett, B
Fighting Vehicles of the red army
Good
 

Perrett, B

Tank Warfare
Good
 
Perrett, B
Tank Tracks To Rangoon
Good
 
Poppel, M
Heaven and Hell the war diary of a german paratrooper
Good
 
Quarrie, B
Hitler's Teutonic Knights
Good
 
Quarrie, B
Tank Battles In Minature2 Russian Campaign
Good
 
Sajer, G
The Forgotten Soldier
OK
Overrated in my opinion
Sheppard, A
France 1940 (Osprey)
OK
 
Terraine, J
The right of the line (unread)
?
 
Walsh, S
Stalingrad (The Infernal Cauldron)
V.Good
Winchester, C
Ostfront - Hitler's war on Russia 1941-45
Exceptional
Osprey hardback?
Wright, P
Tank (unread)
?
 
Zaloga, S
Blitzkrieg - Panzer colour markings book
V.Good
Excellent for tank markings
Zaloga, S & Grandsen, J
The Eastern Front Armies - Camoufllage and markings
V.Good
Excellent for tank markings

Historical Non Fiction - "Post World War II"
Antal, J
Armor Attacks (Interactive Training Manual)
Good
 
Arnold, J
Armour In The Vietnam War
V.Good
 
Atkinson, R
Crusade (History Of The Gulf War 1991)
V.Good
 
Bailey D M
Aegis Guided Missile Cruiser
Crap
 
Beaver, P
Attack Helicopters
OK
 
Bishop, C
Encyclopedia Of World Military Power
Good
 
Bishop, C
Mechanised Combat
Good
 
Blackwell, J
Thunder In The Desert - Gulf War
Good
 
Braybrook, R
Air Power Coalition And Iraq Air Forces
V.Good
 
Carew, T
The Korean War
Crap
 
Chadwick, F
Gulf War Fact Book (G.D.W. Map Book)
V.Good
Very informative book, I got mine cheap.
Clancy, T
S S N (missing)
Crap
 
Clancy, T
Submarine
Crap
 
Clancy, T
Armoured Cav
V.Good
Good blend of Tom Clancy and Factual
Clancy, T
Fighter Wing
V.Good
Good blend of Tom Clancy and Factual
Craig, C Cpt
Call For Fire (Falklands & Gulf War Naval)
V.Good
Fascinating Naval history
Debay, Y
Blitzkrieg In The Gulf
V.Good
 
Dunstan, S
British Combat Vehicles Today
Crap
 
Dunstan, S
Armour Of The Vietnam Wars
V.Good
Very good if interested in Vietnam armour
Dunstan, S
Vietnam Tracks
V.Good
Very good if interested in Vietnam armour
Dvorchak, R
Battle For Korea
V.Good
Only really Good Korean history I have read, anyone know any better ones?
English, A
Battle For The Falklands Naval Forces
Good
 
Forbes, John
Illustrated History Of Riverine Force - Nam
Good
 
Foss, C
Modern Land Combat
V.Good
 
Fowler, W
Battle For The Falklands Land Forces
V.Good
 
Gething, M
Military Helicopters
Crap
 
Gibbons T & Miller
Modern Warships (Salamander Pocket Series)
Good
 
Gilchrist, P
Sea Power Coalition And Iraq Navies
Good
 
Green, M
M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank
Good
 
Gunston, B
A H 64 Apache (Osprey)
Good
 
Gunston, B
Modern Air Combat
Good
 
Halberstadt H
The N T C (Power Book Range)
V.Good
Good if you are interested in future scenarios
Halberstadt, H
Desert Storm Ground War
OK
 
Halberstadt, H
The Worlds greatest artillery
Good
Interesting book on artillery through the ages
Heyman, C
The British Army Pocket Guide
OK
 
Isby, D C
Weapons And Tactics Of The Soviet Army
Exceptional
Interested in the Soviet army up to the late 70's then BUY this book.
Isby, D C
Ten Million Bayonets
Good
Isby, D C
Fighter Combat In The Jet Age
V.Good
Very good book
Jackson, R
Suez The Forgotten Invasion
V.Good
Only Suez book I have ever read
Katz, S M
Fire & Steel
Good
Which is the best military history of Israel's conflicts??
Macksey, K
First Clash
Good
 
Macksey, K
The Tanks (History Of R.A.C.)
Crap
 
Marolda, E
Carrier Operations - The Vietnam War
Crap
 
Micheletti, E
Victory In The Gulf
OK
 
Miller, D
Modern Naval Combat
Good
 
Morse, S
Modern Military Power - Israel
Good
 
Peacock, L
Armoured Firepower (Large Format Pictures)
V.Good
Lovely pictures
Pearson, S
Total War 2006
V.Good
Not really "Non Fiction!"
Quarrie, B
Tank Battles In Miniature 5 Arab Israeli
Good
 
Rendall, I
Splash One - the story of jet combat
V.Good
Another excellent jet combat book.
Ripley, T
Land Power Coalition And Iraq Armies
V.Good
 
Ripley,T
Modern US Army
V.Good
 
Schulze, C
The British Army Of The Rhine
V.Good
 
Spick, M
Mil Mi-24 Hind (Osprey)
Good
 
Sweetman, B
Modern Fighting Aircraft A-10
Good
 
Time Life
Sky Soldiers
Good
 
Time Life
Air Combat
V.Good
Interesting series I got very cheap
Time Life
The Armoured Fist
V.Good
Interesting series I got very cheap
Vego, M
Soviet Navy Today
OK
 
Watson, B
Military Lessons Of The Gulf War
Good
 
Woodward, S
One Hundred Days
Good
(Falklands War History)
Zagola, S
Anti-Tank Helicopters
Good
 
Zagola, S
Tank War Central Front (Osprey)
V.Good
Very useful Osprey

Historical Non Fiction - "General Odds and Sods"
Archibald, E
Fighting Ships Of The Royal Navy 894 - 1984
OK
 
Featherstone, D
Warriors And Warfare In Anc/Med Times
OK
 
Featherstone, D
Battle Notes For Wargamers
OK
 
Fuller, J.F.C.
Decisive Battles Of Western World Vol I & II
V.Good
Bound to be something that interests you in here
Fuller, J.F.C.
The Decisive Battles Of The U.S.A.
OK
Probably very good I'm just not that interested in ACW
Hackett, J
Warfare In The Ancient World (Anthology)
OK
 
Hague, P
Naval Wargaming
Good
 
Hague, P
Sea Battles in Miniature
Exceptional
 
Liddell Hart, B H
Great Captains Unveiled
OK
 
Liddell Hart, B H
Strategy
OK
 
Lord Montgomery
A concise History of Warfare
OK
Perrett, B
At All Costs - Stories of Impossible Victories
V.Good
 
Perrett, B
The taste of battle
V.Good
Perrett, B
Against all odds
Good
Perrett, B
Last Stand
V.Good
Perrett, B
Impossible Victories
V. Good
 
Perrett, B
Seize and Hold (unread)
?
 
Perrett, B
The changing face of battle (unread)
?
 
Viollet-Le-Duc, E
Annals Of A Fortress
Good
 
Weigley, R
The Age Of Battles (Breitenfield To Waterloo)
Good
 

Modelling Books
Paine, S
How To Build Dioramas
V.Good
 
Weekley, I
Buildings For The Military Modeller
Good
 
Windrow, R
Terrain Modelling
V. Good
Osprey

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Adams, D
The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
V. Good
The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy trilogy
Adams, D
The restaurant at the end of the universe
V. Good
Adams, D
Life the universe and everything
V. Good
Adams, D
So long and thanks for all the fish
V. Good
Adams, D
Mostly harmless
V. Good
Asimov, I
Foundation
Exceptional
The expanded foundation trilogy is by far my favourite Asimov books. (ones written by others after his death are all crap)
Asimov, I
Foundation And Earth
Exceptional
Asimov, I
Foundation And Empire
Exceptional
Asimov, I
Foundation's Edge
Exceptional
Asimov, I
Prelude To Foundation
Exceptional
Asimov, I
Second Foundation
Exceptional
Asimov,I
Forward The Foundation
Exceptional
Asimov, I
The Robots Of Dawn
V.Good
Benford, G
Foundation's Fear
Crap
 
Cowper, R
Clone
Good
 
Cowper, R
Profundis
Good
 
Dietz, W
Galactic Bounty
Crap
 
Dietz, W
Legion Of The Damned
Good
 
Dietz, W
The Final Battle (Legion Of Damned Follow On)
Good
 
Drake, D
Lord of the isles (vol 1) (Bit Crap)
Crap
 
Drake, D
Birds Of Prey
OK
 
Drake, D
Crisis Of Empire - An Honourable Defense
OK
 
Drake, D
Igniting The Reaches
OK
 
Drake, D
Northworld
OK
 
Drake, D
The Dragon Lord
OK
 
Drake, D
The Voyage
OK
 
Drake, D
An Oblique Approach
V.Good
 
Drake, D
At Any Price
V.Good
 
Drake, D
Counting The Cost
V.Good
 
Drake, D
Cross The Stars
V.Good
 
Drake, D
Hammers Slammers
V.Good
 
Drake, D
Rolling Hot
V.Good
 
Drake, D
The Butchers Bill
V.Good
 
Drake, D
The Warrior
V.Good
 
Drake, D
Paying the Piper

OK

 
Feintuch, D
Midshipman's Hope (Seafort Saga Vol 1)
Crap
 
Feist, R E
Magician
OK
 
Forstchen, W R
(1) Rally Cry - Lost Regiment 1
V.Good
 
Forstchen, W R
(2) Union Forever - LOST REGIMENT 2
V.Good
 
Forstchen, W R
(3) Terrible Swift Sword - Lost Reg 3
V.Good
 
Forstchen, W R
(4) Fateful Lightning - LOST REGIMENT 4
V.Good
 
Forstchen, W R
(5) Battle Hymn - Lost Regiment 5
V.Good
 
Forstchen, W R
(6) Never Sound Retreat - Lost Regiment 6
V.Good
 
Forstchen, W R
(7) A Band Of Brothers - Lost Regiment 7
V.Good
 
Forstchen, W R
(8) Men Of War - Lost Regiment 8
V.Good
 
Foster, A D
Aliens
V.Good
 
Gemmell, D
Bloodstone
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
Dark Moon
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
Drenai Tales (Includes Waylander / Druss The Legend / Legend / The King Beyond Gate)
Exceptional
David Gemmell Rules!
Gemmell, D
Ghost King
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
Hero In The Shadows
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
Ironhands Daughter
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
Knights Of Dark Renown
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
Last Sword Of Power
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
Lion Of Macedon
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
Midnight Falcon
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
Morningstar
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
Sword In The Storm
V.Good
 
Gemmell, D
The Dark Prince
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
The First Chronicles Of Druss The Legend
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
The Hawk Eternal
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
The Last Guardian
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
The Legend Of Deathwalker
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
Waylander I I
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
Winter Warriors
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
Wolf In Shadow
Exceptional
 
Gemmell, D
Legend (Graphic Novel)
Good
 
Gemmell, D
Echoes Of The Great Song
V.Good
 
Gemmell, D
Ravenheart
V.Good
 
Gentle, M
Ash (Gave to steve)
Crap
 
Gentle, M
Grunts (Lost - buy new copy)
Exceptional
Orcs in Vietnam it's absoloutely hysterical
Gingrich, N
1 9 4 5
V.Good
 
Green, R J
Starcruiser Shenandoah - Squadron Alert (Book 1)
OK
 
Green, R J
Starcruiser Shenandoah (Book 2)
OK
 
Harrison, H
Stars And Stripes Forever
Crap
HMS Warrior would have blown the Monitor outof the water!
Harrison, H
Deathworld 2
Good
 
Harrison, H
Deathworld 3
Good
 
Harrison, H
Homeworld
Good
 
Harrison, H
Return To Eden
Good
 
Harrison, H
Star Smashers Of The Galaxy Rangers
Good
 
Harrison, H
Starworld
Good
 
Harrison, H
West Of Eden
Good
 
Harrison, H
Wheelworld
Good
 
Harrison, H
Winter In Eden
Good
 
Heinlein, R
Starship Troopers
Good
 
Keith, A & W H
Honor & Fidelity - The Fifth Foreign Legion
V.Good
 
Keith, A & W H
March Or Die - The Fifth Foreign Legion
V.Good
 
Keith, W H
Bolo Brigade
V.Good
You like BIG tanks, buy these books!
Keith, W H
Bolo Rising
V.Good
 
Laumer, K
The Compleat Bolo
Crap
 
Laumer, K
Bolos - Honor Of The Regiment Bk1
V.Good
 
Laumer, K
Bolos - The Triumphant Bk3
V.Good
 
Martin, G R R
A Clash Of Kings
Good
 
Martin, G R R
A Game Of Thrones
Good
 
Martin, G R R
A Storm Of Swords
Good
 
Mc Caffrey, A
All The Weyrs Of Pern
Exceptional

I don't really like Anne's other works, but the dragonriders of Pern are one of my favourite three stories of all time.

If you like the "Romantic" image of Dragons BUY these books. Dragonflight is the first

Mc Caffrey, A
Dragon Drums
Exceptional
Mc Caffrey, A
Dragon Song
Exceptional
Mc Caffrey, A
Dragonflight
Exceptional
Mc Caffrey, A
Dragonquest
Exceptional
Mc Caffrey, A
Dragonsdawn
Exceptional
Mc Caffrey, A
Dragonsinger Harper Of Pern
Exceptional
Mc Caffrey, A
Moreta: Dragonlady Of Pern
Exceptional
Mc Caffrey, A
The Chronicles Of Pern - First Fall
Exceptional
Mc Caffrey, A
The Dolphins Of Pern
Exceptional
Mc Caffrey, A
The Red Rising
Exceptional
Mc Caffrey, A
The Renegades Of Pern
Exceptional
Mc Caffrey, A
The Skies Of Pern
OK
Mc Caffrey, A
The White Dragon
Exceptional
Mc Caffrey, A & Stirling S
The city who fought
Good
Pournelle, J
Falkenberg's Legion / Future Histories (Both Same Book)
V.Good
 
Pournelle, J & Stirling
Prince Of Sparta
V.Good
 
Pournelle, J & Stirling
Go Tell The Spartans
V.Good
 
Steakley, J
Armor
OK
 
Stirling, S M
The Domination, includes marching through georgia, under the yoke and the stone dogs (Unread)
?
 
Stirling, S M
Marching Through Georgia
Good
 
Stirling, S M
Island In The Sea Of Time
OK
 
Turtledove, H
So Few Remain? : The Second Civil War
Crap
HMS Warrior would have blown the Monitor outof the water!
Turtledove, H
The Great War: American Front
Crap
 
Turtledove, H
An Emperor For The Legion
V.Good
 
Turtledove, H
Misplaced Legion
V.Good
 
Turtledove, H
The Guns Of The South
V.Good
 
Turtledove, H
The Thousand Cities
V.Good
 
Tutledove
Book 3 Of The Videsos Cycle
V.Good
 
Vainhalt, J
Babylon 5 Book 1 - Voices
Crap
 
Verheiden, M
Aliens Book One (Graphic Novel)
OK
 
Weber, D
Honor Harrington - Field Of Dishonour
Exceptional

These books are basically Napoleonic naval warfare in true Alexander Kent tradition in space.

I have a yellow Cat Pillow called Nimitz...

Weber, D
Honor Harrington - Flag In Exile
Exceptional
Weber, D
Honor Harrington - On Basilisk Station
Exceptional
Weber, D
Honor Harrington - Echoes Of Honour
Exceptional
Weber, D
Honor Harrington - Honour Among Enemies
Exceptional
Weber, D
Honor Harrington - In Enemy Hands
Exceptional
Weber, D
Honor Harrington-Ashes Of Victory
Exceptional
Weber, D
Honor Harrington-The Honour Of The Queen
Exceptional
Weber, D
Honor Harrington-The Short Victorious War
Exceptional
Weber, D & White S
In Death Ground
V.Good
Similar to Honor Harrington
Weber, D & White S
The Shiva Option
V.Good
Similar to Honor Harrington
Weber, D & White S
Insurrection
Good
 
Williamson, J
The Humanoids
Crap
 
Williamson, J
One Against The Legion
V.Good
 
Williamson, J
The Legion Of Space
V.Good
 
Williamson, J
The Legion Of Time
V.Good
 
Wyndham, J
Re-Birth
V.Good
 
Wyndham, J
The Day Of The Triffids
V.Good
 
Wyndham, J
The Kraken Wakes
V.Good
 
Wyndham, J
The Midwich Cuckoos
V.Good
 
Wyndham, J
The Seeds Of Time
V.Good
 
Wyndham, J
Trouble With Lichen
V.Good
 

Miscellaneous "Thrillers"
Berent, M
Steel Tiger
Mediocre
Bond, L
The Enemy Within
Crap
 
Bond, L
Cauldron
V.Good
Future war scenarios, simillar to Red Storm Rising
Bond, L
Red Phoenix
V.Good
Bond, L
Vortex
V.Good
Clancy, T
Red Storm Rising
Exceptional
THE BEST!
Clancy, T
Clear And Present Danger
V.Good
 
Clancy, T
Debt Of Honour
V.Good
 
Clancy, T
Execuitive Orders
V.Good
 
Clancy, T
Rainbow Six
V.Good
 
Clancy, T
The Cardinal Of The Kremlin
V.Good
 
Clancy, T
The Hunt For Red October
V.Good
 
Clancy, T
The Sum Of All Fears
V.Good
 
Clancy, T
Without Remorse
V.Good
 
Clany, To
Patriot Games
V.Good
 
Coonts, S
Fortunes of War, Cuba, Hong Kong
Crap
Give up on him
Cobb, J H
Choosers of the Slain
V.Good
Excellent new writer
Cobb, J H
Sea Strike
V.Good
Excellent new writer
Cobb, J H
Seafighter
V. Good
Not quite as good as above 2
Coyle, H
Bright Star
Good
But others by him except these listed are crap
Coyle, H
Code Of Honour
Good
Coyle, H
Sword Point
Good
Coyle, H
Team Yankee
Good
Forrest-Webb, B
Chieftains
V.Good
 
Hackett, J
The Third World War
Good
 
Mason, R
Chickenhawk
Good
Vietnam
Peters, R
Red Army
V.Good
Future war from the Russian point of view, fascinating
Peters, Ralph
The War In 2020
V.Good
 



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