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All you ever wanted to know about Pompeii and its citizens

Advantages: Gripping history of the life and times of this ancient city
Disadvantages: None unless you aren't interested in history

Introduction No amount of reading can ever prepare a person for their first sight of Pompeii. It absolutely blows you away. As you enter the city through the Marine Gate then walk along the same streets once used by the original inhabitants, passin ...

ladybracknell 09.11.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Pompeii: The Living City - Alex Butterworth

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Vive La France!

Advantages: A sincere and modest account of an ordinary man helping to win a war.
Disadvantages: None

George Millar a British soldier and escapee from an Italian POW camp volunteered his service to the SOE prior to D-Day in 1944 to assist the French resistance or “Maquis” as they were known. During the German occupation of France, the French population w ...

marylou2u 06.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Maquis: The French Resistance at War - George Millar

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The French Resistance at War

Advantages: Sheds light on an unfamiliar subject
Disadvantages: None

I live in the area in which Millar operated in 1944. As far as I know, his is the only first-hand description in English of local Resistance activities. It should be far better known and yet local people generally are still reticent and/or uninformed. His ...

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Review of Maquis: The French Resistance at War - George Millar

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Diamond review  A great insight into Caroline & pirate radio for those new to it

Advantages: Very informative/insightful, great layout (easy to dip in and out of), photos (incl. documents)
Disadvantages: Slightly dry or long winded to start off with perhaps, 'RC' credit not explained (see below)

- Introduction - I've been relatively interested in 60s-80s music over the last few years and having seen the movie 'The Boat That Rocked' recently, it made me interested to find out more about the days of pirate radio, from a business and political view ...

IzzyS 22.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Radio Caroline: The True Story of the Boat that Rocked - Ray Clark

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Jeremy's starter for ten on who are the English

Advantages: Well-researched, factual, gently irrerevent, thoroughly readable
Disadvantages: None

...As someone who considers himself English but a quarter Scottish, 'and who knows what else further back', Michael Howard’s favourite interviewer is well placed to produce what is basically a new millennium look at the state of the nation (if you're S ...

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Review of The English - Jeremy Paxman

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