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Books for a beginner
« on: March 13, 2009, 10:18:14 AM »
My nephew (26) is showing a keen interest in his family history, especially anything military.  As we have two family members who served in WWI with the Manchesters, I would like to buy him a couple of books to start him off.  Which books do you suggest and where can I buy them?  Of course I'd want to read them first!  Thanks  :)

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Re: Books for a beginner
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 05:59:08 PM »
Hi SuziC !

We discussed Stanley Weintraub's "Silent Night" on this topic some time ago  Not specifically Manch Regt. and don't know if it would be your "cup of tea" but definitely a book for boys !!

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Re: Books for a beginner
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 10:19:24 PM »
Thanks Wendi
I seem to remember reading a review about this book, don't know where, but it was sometime in the last month, it sounded very interesting. S :)

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Re: Books for a beginner
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 09:43:36 PM »
if it was the Manchester Regiment you were looking for, my suggestion would be

Manchester Pals by Mike Stedman

mainly because of the impact it made on me, there are many books to the regiment including some very good ones from Robert

regimental books

you should also have a look at the ones available from the museum

museum books

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