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aurugbymaned1991 #1 Posted May 11 2016 - 05:02

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Looking for information on a new book about the Sherman.  For Want of a Gun.  It's on Amazon and has a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99UaCetvfXw  Anybody know anything about it?

Battlekroozer #2 Posted May 11 2016 - 05:18

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Can't speak for that but I do recommend M4 Sherman at War by James D. Brown and Michael Green.

 

https://www.amazon.c...n/dp/076032784X

 

 


Edited by 92ndArmourDivision, May 11 2016 - 05:19.


KaiserWilhelmShatner #3 Posted May 11 2016 - 05:32

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"Death Traps" by Belton Cooper.   Only use this book to level a coffee table or as emergency toilet paper.

Isola_di_Fano #4 Posted May 11 2016 - 07:06

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It is from Schiffer and I have had some good aviation stuff from them in the past.

Verify the author's credentials and decide on your own.

 

If you are looking for more technical stuff you might want to try the following link

https://www.myonlinebooking.co.uk/tankmuseum/shop/product.aspx?catid=18&id=3851

from Bovington.

 

 



Walter_Sobchak #5 Posted May 11 2016 - 23:09

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Zaloga's Armored Thunderbolt is pretty much the best book on the Sherman that is available at a reasonable price.  As some of the previous posters have stated, the M4 Sherman at War by Green and Brown is good and so is the M4 Haynes Manual by Pat Ware.  

 

From what I have gathered, the author of the new Schiffer book on the Sherman is a somewhat controversial figure, having sued both the US Army and Temple University of jobs/degrees.



EnsignExpendable #6 Posted Jul 20 2016 - 04:24

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https://tankandafvnews.com/

http://www.theshermantank.com/

http://tankarchives.blogspot.ca/



scout_1994 #7 Posted Apr 28 2017 - 09:11

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Question.  Remember a while back that War Gaming took on reprinting a armor (tanks) book that had been out of print for awhile (author had just pass away - cant remember his name)  I ordered one, but the computer that had the receipt died.  Does anyone know if or when those books were to be delivered or was the reprint cancelled?

 

Any information would be quite helpful.

 

Thanks



BillT #8 Posted Apr 28 2017 - 21:00

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View Postscout_1994, on Apr 28 2017 - 03:11, said:

Question.  Remember a while back that War Gaming took on reprinting a armor (tanks) book that had been out of print for awhile (author had just pass away - cant remember his name)  I ordered one, but the computer that had the receipt died.  Does anyone know if or when those books were to be delivered or was the reprint cancelled?

 

Any information would be quite helpful.

 

Thanks

 

The author was R.P. Hunnicutt. And I'm still waiting on my copy, too.  



MikeyBugs95 #9 Posted Apr 29 2017 - 02:31

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The book is Firepower. Originally by R.P. Hunnicutt. The reprint is now, unfortunately, sold out. I was waiting to get some money together to buy a copy as well.

Also, don't think much about this new book "For Want of a Gun." It's on the same or nearly the same level as Belton Cooper's "Deathtraps." Which is highly controversial and shouldn't be trusted. I can link to a review (not written by me) about "Deathtraps" and a large forum thread about "For Want of a Gun."


Zinegata #10 Posted May 08 2017 - 08:43

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View PostMikeyBugs95, on Apr 29 2017 - 09:31, said:

The book is Firepower. Originally by R.P. Hunnicutt. The reprint is now, unfortunately, sold out. I was waiting to get some money together to buy a copy as well.

Also, don't think much about this new book "For Want of a Gun." It's on the same or nearly the same level as Belton Cooper's "Deathtraps." Which is highly controversial and shouldn't be trusted. I can link to a review (not written by me) about "Deathtraps" and a large forum thread about "For Want of a Gun."

 

"For Want of a Gun" is basically an opportunistic cash grab and just rehashes the same "Death Traps" narrative.




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