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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: 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: 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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The NFB Reading List – Dispatches

Dispatches – Michael Herr (1977) The books that I have covered so far have all been generally coherent and simple enough works, with a clear theme and narrative focus. They all generally had a goal and some kind of lesson … Continue reading

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The NFB Reading List – Berlin: The Downfall 1945

Berlin: The Downfall 1945 – Anthony Beevor (2007) Accomplished and immanently successful, Anthony Beevor turned his attention to the end of World War Two in Europe here, with a complete overview of the Eastern Front campaigns of 1945, culminating in … Continue reading

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