My birthday today! About time. I've been hanging out to get a couple of books for months now.
So off we trotted to Chermside shopping centre and hit the bookstores. This is what I picked up:
Takedown by Jim Lacey
This I have begun already and it's already proving to be worth its weight in gold. It appears to be a more exhaustive and detailed of the advances the US 3rd Infantry Division did to take Bagdad. I have already read Thunder Run and Black Knights which both explain the advance of the 3rd ID but this one appears to be more detailed and includes a few maps. Good stuff.
And of course no purchase of reading material would be complete without something Napoleonic.
The Fall of Napoleon by Michael Leggiere
Taking a quick look through this I can tell it will be a full on read. I love the opportunity to complete my timeline with a book covering 1813-1814 and the many engagements during that period. I have heard some say this is the time that Napoleon's generalship really showed itself. I am looking forward to getting into this one with my Atlas of the Napleonic Wars from West Point.
Happy Birthday to me!