Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old August 7th 03, 12:17 AM
RSHaas
 
Posts: n/a
Default If chess pieces could talk...

One of the best personal accounts of war is a book entitled "Zero," by
Saburo Saki, one of the original core of 500 Army fighter pilots. I found it
years ago on a discount book table. Great read for war buffs.
Another good one is "Company Aytch," by Sam Watkins, a civil war vet from
Tennessee. (RSHaas)
  #2   Report Post  
Old August 7th 03, 06:57 AM
Briarroot
 
Posts: n/a
Default If chess pieces could talk...

RSHaas wrote:

One of the best personal accounts of war is a book entitled "Zero," by
Saburo Saki, one of the original core of 500 Army fighter pilots. I found it
years ago on a discount book table. Great read for war buffs.


Yup, I own a copy. Sakai was magnificent! His account of
his dogfight over Iwo Jima with an entire squadron of Hellcats
is a classic case of the underdog beating the odds.


Another good one is "Company Aytch," by Sam Watkins, a civil war vet from
Tennessee. (RSHaas)


Many excerpts from this book were read by an actor in the
Ken Burns video documentary of the American Civil War.
Great stuff!
Reply
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2018 ChessBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Chess"

 

Copyright © 2017