Friday, November 25, 2011

Black friday deals

So I was surfing Amazon for one of the naval fiction books I like. Check out the awesome "bargain" deals on this one!

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I could be up all night wondering which I should order...


Anonymous said...


Rick said...

I'm sure you've read them, but if not...Winds of War and War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk are the best USN novels I've ever read.

Victor Henry is why I went to USNA...ha!

Anonymous said...

DEPENDS...on what percentage of shipping costs are acceptable. I've been purchasing used books occasionally online after the period of time I've forgotten about hassle of someone using my card number unexpectedly to purchase other items for themselves at my expense (bank is usually pretty good about returning my money to me without due process of the law) or some other minor issue. Psychologically, it's more acceptable that I buy a used book in excellent condition that will take 18 months to finish reading completely (e.g. Simon Shama's Landscape and Memory) or new for less than a used book and pay less than standard shipping costs THAN paying $4.00 for the book plus $3.99 for shipping when I know there's a possibility that I might find the book for $5.19 at a used book store half an hour drive away, or it's a week away from the local county library semi-annual used book sale extravaganza, or the book is available at a free internet site.

P.S. How does one go about purchasing the hardcover bargain price on 30 November 2002 at a time difference of only nine years ago?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

No idea. This is from yesterday, so I can only assume they are also selling time machines.

Mogrith said...

Have you read the Otto Prohaska Books?

WWI (not II) Submariner and other adventures.

RSDS said...

Have you read:

The Man in the Yellow Raft
by Cecil Scott Forester
Cover illustration by Chuck McVicker

A collection of eight short stories portraying United States Navy men during World War II, five of which involve the Destroyer Boon.

WV: quist
The quist of the Boon is to remain afloat, while sinking as many enemy vessels as possible.

andell said...

I loved the series by patrick o'brien. I sold them all back but think about buying them again and rereading them. I would pay a lot of money for those books. Maybe I just need a time machine that would take me back to when I had them.

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