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Highly specialised books 
19th-Nov-2011 09:27 am
ARVN Ranger
Over the years, I've come across a fair number of books on rather specialised topics which aeshna_uk has described as having a high "Aspergers Quotient". Below are some of the more focused ones. So, which do you think has the highest Aspergers Quotient?

Poll #1796168 Which is the most "specialised" book?

These books:

Are surely made up?
0(0.0%)
Must have a print run in the single digits
4(30.8%)
Highly indicative of OCD in the author and reader(s)
5(38.5%)
Er... "interesting..."
4(30.8%)
Fascinating and on my bookshelf
0(0.0%)
Comments 
19th-Nov-2011 09:34 am (UTC)
I think 'Jaunty Tilt' is possibly my favourite of those books. amazing. I assume that North Vietnamese berets were not so jaunty?
19th-Nov-2011 09:45 am (UTC)
The North Vietnamese largely eschewed berets as a legacy of the hated departed French colonialists! OTOH, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam was largely formed from the French-established Vietnamese National Army and hence carried over a fair few traditions, including French-style berets!

Or so I'm told...
19th-Nov-2011 09:48 am (UTC)
I learn something new every day! :D
19th-Nov-2011 11:01 am (UTC)
It's the fact that it's 'volume 2' which puts it on the Aspergers quotient for me.

But I can't say anything, I have not one but two copies of 'The Rommel Papers'.
19th-Nov-2011 11:09 am (UTC)
Jaunty Tilt is my new band name.

Also, I feel that the "These books" question should be tickyboxes, rather than radio buttons.
20th-Nov-2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
Fair point - so, which of those would you have ticked?
19th-Nov-2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
You forgot the option:

Would sell like hot cakes in the Red Cross shop.

I can always get a good price for military history, esp relating to WW2
19th-Nov-2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
I would actually be interested in reading nearly all of those books, but they do seem very specific XD
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