political memoir

  1. Cynical

    Cold War Test Pilot

    Combat aircraft are complicated things, designed and operated by fallible humans to do dangerous stuff. Even the computers now necessary to keep them airborne are programmed by fallible humans. Making sure that they work as intended and safely is the job of a test pilot, who earns his pay by...
  2. dockers

    The Bramall Papers

    As Sir Anthony Seldon points out in his foreword to the book, the papers of Lord Bramall are exceptional in both the time span that they cover and the scope of the writing. In this book, edited by Robin Brodhurst, both of these areas are explored. The book is divided into a number of...