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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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To Hell and Back...

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...is a fact that history is written by the winners, and for this reason many events of the past take on the spin and propaganda that suits those doing the writing. You could say that history is rewritten by the winners. With this in mind it is easy to fo ...

steerpyke 12.01.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Forgotten Soldier - L. Emmet (Translator), Guy Sajer

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THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIER.

Advantages: A detailed personal account, extremely readable.
Disadvantages: Minor vagueness in parts, Very graphic in its bloody nature.

I tend to avoid military biographies and doubly so if they cannot be corroborated for authenticity. "The Forgotten Soldier" is one of these books. First published in 1967 in France and then translated into English in 1971. "The Forgotten Soldier" ha ...

marylou2u 30.11.2005 · Read full review
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The Forgotten Soldier

Advantages: A remarkable account into the daily life of a soldier on the Eastern Front
Disadvantages: None.

...and found it be extremely powerful and compelling. The book moved me greatly, so much, indeed, that i read it again this week. As other reviewers have mentioned, this book is a young German sol ...

Bryanova 17.12.2007 · Read full review
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Review of The Forgotten Soldier - L. Emmet (Translator), Guy Sajer

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Amazing.

Advantages: Excellent detail, factual information and portrayed brilliantly.
Disadvantages: Not enough information about Lady Rochford and her part in the downfall of A Boleyn and K Howard

...This review is also on my goodreads page under the name Alexander Catt and on my Amazon account under the name of Alexcatt97 and on my dooyoo account under the username alexcatt97 I was really excited to read this book to find out more about all of the w ...

alexcatt97 31.08.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Alison Weir

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