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Like2Chat Fri 14-Nov-14 11:29:32

I'm looking for recommendations for non-fiction books for Uncles/Dads etc.
I'd like a nice hardback, perhaps with a military theme that would make a good Christmas pressie.
Hope you can help wink!

NetballHoop Fri 14-Nov-14 15:06:45

DH loves all Redmond O'Hanlon's books and when pushed suggests "In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon" as the best.

www.amazon.co.uk/In-Trouble-Again-Journey-Between/dp/0140119000

doradoo Fri 14-Nov-14 17:23:44

I've a couple in mind for DH along those lines - Christmas in the Trenches and The Christmas Truce - both WWI books but with the christmas factor.

Thought they'd make a good present - both on Amazon

Like2Chat Tue 18-Nov-14 10:30:01

Thanks both. I was looking for something a bit more modern, something about Afghanistan perhaps.

Any ideas gratefully received!

doradoo Fri 21-Nov-14 19:27:07

My DH has read Cables from Kabul which he thought was alright....

Afghan is still a bit fresh for books about it....

Quite a lot of stuff about Iraq and Balkan conflicts though.

Another good one was Double Cross by Ben Macintyre - spies etc.

Like2Chat Mon 01-Dec-14 14:44:09

Separate friends highly recommended this:

www.amazon.co.uk/The-Going-Down-Sun-Afghanistan/dp/1906308624

Looks good so I've bought a copy. I'll post what I think when it arrives.

Thanks for all your suggestions!

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