Category Archives: NFB Reading List

The NFB Reading List: The Art Of War

A nice short one today. The Art Of War – Sun Tzu Who was Sun Tzu? What was his career like? Did he actually write the famous book attributed to him? Did he ever exist at all? All these questions … Continue reading

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The NFB Reading List: World War Z

World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War – Max Brooks (2006) I am choosing a lot of fiction in the last while for this, but that’s the way the cards are falling. Today’s choice might seem, initially, … Continue reading

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The NFB Reading List: Night Watch

Night Watch – Terry Pratchett (2002) In the course of trying to capture a deranged killer, Watch Commander Sam Vimes is magically transported thirty years into the past, to the day when he witnessed a violent changeover of power in … Continue reading

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The NFB Reading List: City Of Thieves

It has been a while since I added to this series – the others can be found here – but I felt that, with a gap opening up in the blog schedule, now was as good a time as any to get … Continue reading

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The NFB Reading List: Fiasco

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq – Tom Ricks (2006) In his most famous work, US journalist Tom Ricks takes a comprehensive, and utterly searing look at nearly every aspect of “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, one of the great military … Continue reading

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The NFB Reading List: The Gun

The Gun – C.J. Chivers (2010) Around the same time that Soviet scientists were perfecting more and more powerful nuclear weapons, a lowly sergeant was helping to create a much smaller device of war not too far away. Mikhail Kalashnikov … Continue reading

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The NFB Reading List: Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers – Robert A. Heinlein (1959) Now, here’s a controversial one. Robert A. Heinlein’s most famous novel has nearly always divided opinion. Winner of science fiction writing awards, criticised for a militaristic, fascist endorsing tone, endorsed by large parts … Continue reading

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