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07.30.2013 , 04:39 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
But it's ok to pilot and read? I think they'd take away your license for that...

Also: nope, not finished War and Peace yet. I'm terrible at reading books... terrible...
I just started Dominic Lieven's Russia Against Napoleon. Tolstoy was, obviously, a very good writer, but getting one's history from him is probably not the best idea. (Not that I'm suggesting that you're doing that. But a lot of people do.) Lieven's book is a shade too pop-y and almost entirely too nationalistically colored for me, but it does fill a need and certainly discusses the campaigns, especially 1812, in as much or more depth than David Chandler's magisterial The Campaigns of Napoleon.
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