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Book Reviews

  1. The Struggle for Iraq: A View From The Ground Up

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    Author:
    Thomas M Renahan
    The capture of Saddam Hussein leaves a power vacuum but sets the stage for rebuilding of a shattered nation. The administrator's personal account
  2. The Most Dangerous Moment of the War

    Author Rating:
    2/5,
    Author:
    John Clancy
    Japan's attack on British forces in the Indian Ocean 1942
  3. Far Distant Ships

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    Quintin Barry
    The RN's twenty-two victorious years on France's doorstep, 1793-1815
  4. Happy Odyssey

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    Author:
    Sir Adrian Carton De Wiart
    Happy Odyssey Author Sir Adrian Carton De Wiart One of the greatest, I guess you would say, eccentrics (although that doesn't sound really right in this case) of all time. I don't mean that in a disparaging way but more in a sense of awe. This is his life as written by him. This is both the best and the worst of this book. On one hand it provides us with his view of himself and his life, on the other it it is infuriatingly lacking in some facts. For instance his wife and two daughters...
  5. WAR In 100 Events

    Author Rating:
    2.5/5,
    Author:
    Martin Van Creveld
    A very brief look at 100 battles/wars since 10,000 BC.
  6. Alexander Hamilton

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    Ron Chernow
    Biog of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the USA.
  7. The Science of Food

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    Author:
    Marty Jopson
    An Exploration of What We Eat and How We Cook
  8. QI - 1,423 Facts To Bowl You Over

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    The QI Elves
    A book full of (well 1423) QI facts
  9. Twenty Two on Peleliu.

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    George Peto and Peter Margaritis
    With the USMC in the Pacific in WW2
  10. Dubno 1941, the Worlds greatest tank Battle

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    1/5,
    Author:
    Aleksei Isaev translated from the Russian by Kevin Bridge
    The full story behind the biggest ever tank battle, complete with hundreds of never before seen pictures, maps, copies of documents and reports
  11. British Expeditionary Force. The Passchendaele Campaign 1917 by Andrew Rawson

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    Author:
    Andrew Rawson
    The Ypres salient had stood firm for 3 years of attack. Now Haig planned to break out , perhaps as far as the coast. Messines Ridge would be destroyed and over 1500 artillery pieces would support the attack. All was ready
  12. The Invasion Of Sicily 1943

    Author Rating:
    1.5/5,
    Author:
    Jon Diamond
    A book of photographs and accompanying text to describe the invasion of Sicily by the Allied forces of America, Britain and Canada, during July and August 1943
  13. The Templars

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    Dan Jones
    A factual history of the knights Templar.
  14. Agents of Empire

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Author:
    Noel Malcolm
    Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World.
  15. The Other First World War

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Author:
    Douglas Boyd
    The blood-soaked Russian fronts 1914-1922
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