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Look at the book my sister gave me!

Postby 50th » Mon May 23, 2011 9:29 am

This is a book my sister found at a book fair, and bought for 50 cents! She said that when she saw it, she immediately knew it was for me! It has 600 pages and 900 photographs! It is available on Amazon for about $28.

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This photo shows how thick the book is!
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I will read it as soon as I get done reading this book;
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Re: Look at the book my sister gave me!

Postby Whiterook » Mon May 23, 2011 7:24 pm

Awesome find she made....and a great sis, too! It looks like it's in amazing shape, too.

Quite a few of my books are from second hand stores and bargain bins. When I find one, it's exciting!!!
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Re: Look at the book my sister gave me!

Postby 50th » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:31 am

I just bought (well a couple of months ago, and it caused a stink with the wife too because I didn't run it past her), one of the old Time/Life series on WWII. I have about a dozen of the books and this one is called "The Italian Campaign" (I think). Bought it on ebay (like all the others I have) for about $10. I will put a picture up when I can. I have a friend that bought me the Ospery "Battle of the Bulge 1944 (2) Bastogne" for Christmas last year. I have several Osprey books now and have used them for scenario creation for M44. I just made a scenario from the "Band of Brothers" book that I finished. I don't have it online yet, as I am still play-testing it. I'll let you know when I put it on DoW's site, "scenarios from the front".
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Re: Look at the book my sister gave me!

Postby Frizzenspark » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:50 am

We have a chain of stores called "Half Price Books" where I get plenty of great books,often for as little as a buck apiece...

The Osprey campaign books are great; Bottom Line Up Front... great pictures,and the basic facts.... and easily digestable
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Re: Look at the book my sister gave me!

Postby KG_Panzerschreck » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:38 am

Great Find! [Id be lying if i said i wasnt a tad bit jealous :mrgreen: ]
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Re: Look at the book my sister gave me!

Postby Hagen » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:49 am

Way to go Sis!!!

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Re: Look at the book my sister gave me!

Postby Frank » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:46 pm

A great find, you really can find some bargains if you(or your sister) just happen to be in the right place at the right time.
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Re: Look at the book my sister gave me!

Postby Whiterook » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:21 pm

That's the truth! I found 5 or 6 Carlo D'Este books at the Salvation Army not that long ago....couple hundred bucks worth of books for somewhere around 10 bucks if I remember right.
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