Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book I read was a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. As a young boy I remember one or two of the stories scaring me a little but I carried on reading all the same.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Quiet Heroes -- Bernard Edwards -- The book is based on the Merchant Service during wartime and is so detailed and descriptive you can imagine everything that you read. An Army at Dawn -- Rick Atkinson -- A World War Two classic, part of a trilogy that deals with everything about the war including the politics as well as the actual fighting, a brilliant writer. Disaster at Kasserine -- Charles Whiting -- A writer that combines the history of many WW2 actions with a very readable story. Berlin the Downfall 1945 -- Antony Beevor -- Packed with facts concerning the battle for Berlin, another classic writer. Death in the Doldrums -- Bernard Edwards-- Another book about the sea in wartime, amazing story teller, not easy to put down once you have read the first page, that is the sort of book that I love.
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