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The Spanish Foreign Legion in the Spanish Civil War, 1936

His previous book The Betrothed of Death: The Spanish Foreign Legion During the Rif Rebellion, 1920-1927 was excellent so I'm looking forward to this one very much.
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Looking very interesting indeed, but at such hefty prices
Oh agreed. Took me a long time to find a cheaper second hand copy of the first one and the second was my birthday present to myself
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Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee by Michael Korda.
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"Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World's Most Famous Revolutionary" by Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer.

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They've caught Garibaldi then? Or perhaps Trotsky or even Lenin
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They've caught Garibaldi then? Or perhaps Trotsky or even Lenin
The events of the book took place in 1967, but Peabody and Sherman probably set the Wayback machine and went to Mexico City or Moscow for an episode.
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Hannah Arendt: 'Eichmann in Jerusalem'

Chapter VII on the Wannsee Conference in particular has my interest because of the discussion in ACG here.
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The events of the book took place in 1967, but Peabody and Sherman probably set the Wayback machine and went to Mexico City or Moscow for an episode.
Not really my point - Che "the World's Most Famous Revolutionary" - bit of hyperbole there
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Not really my point - Che "the World's Most Famous Revolutionary" - bit of hyperbole there
Not really. For the 3rd World, right or wrong, he is the most famous revolutionary.
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I have been ramping up on Chinese strategy and currently reading Mark R. McNeilly's "Sun Tzu and The Art of Modern Warfare". He takes a wide view using Sun Tzu's major principles and western use of these principles. I liked his comparison of the Western game of "Chess" with the Eastern "Go".

I have also been reading "The Thirty Strategies of Ancient China", re-reading "Unrestricted Warfare: China's Master Plan to Destroy America", Kaplan's "Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and The Ends of a Stable Pacific, and a number of defense articles on the Chinese current concept of Anti-access and Area Denial. My current conclusion is the Chinese have stole the march on us.
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Not really. For the 3rd World, right or wrong, he is the most famous revolutionary.
Evidence please - I suspect for instance in China he isn't, possibly the second or even third.
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Evidence please - I suspect for instance in China he isn't, possibly the second or even third.
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A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture.
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Guevara remains both a revered and reviled historical figure, polarized in the collective imagination in a multitude of biographies, memoirs, essays, documentaries, songs, and films. As a result of his perceived martyrdom, poetic invocations for class struggle, and desire to create the consciousness of a "new man" driven by moral rather than material incentives, he has evolved into a quintessential icon of various leftist-inspired movements. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century, while an Alberto Korda photograph of him, titled Guerrillero Heroico , was cited by the Maryland Institute College of Art as "the most famous photograph in the world."
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Not popular with me though. A murderous douche bag in my opinion.
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