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One man's tale, one man's considerable impact

Advantages: Fascinating, easy to read
Disadvantages: A little too much post-War material for me

(A little galling to propose this product and have a "Lifted" review bag the "First review" - but there you go!!) This book tells a gripping story, and its fascination derives from several factors. Firstly, it is essentially one man’s wartime story. ...

2mennycds 19.03.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Behind Enemy Lines - Sir Tommy MacPherson, Richard Bath

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A superb account of a remarkable hero's life.

Advantages: So touched
Disadvantages: Let me cry

...wish the author had taken more time and expanded on what he did with the resistance instead of all the athletic and business story. I am sure there were many many things that did not make it into the book. Why call it behind the lines when a more correc ...

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Review of Behind Enemy Lines - Sir Tommy MacPherson, Richard Bath

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A unique take on the "codebreakers"

Advantages: Fabulous illustrations, facsimile documents, thorough written account
Disadvantages: Tempting to browse rather than read

At the outset of this review I think I should say that, unlike the subject of most my book reviews, I DIDN’T buy this book from my local “The Works”. It’s only fair to add, though, that Mrs M DID buy it there, as a present for me! Feel free to skip the ...

2mennycds 05.01.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Bletchley Park The Secret Archives - Sinclair McKay

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"... misery, genocide, enslavement... one man's daring..."

Advantages: Personal memoir, uplifting, remarkable true story
Disadvantages: Strong language

In a comedy film (I won’t say which in case it spoils it should you decide to watch it!) two escaped prisoners find themselves needing… to break back into jail! It makes for a great comic scenario. Surely, though, the point is that it’s funny because it’ ...

2mennycds 21.01.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Do The Birds Still Sing In Hell? - Jim Greasley Horace

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This Earth Of Mankind

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Disadvantages: none

...Title: Earth Man Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer Publisher: Lantern Dipantara Thickness: 535 pages Genre: Romance after zenius.net blog put it into the list of book recommendations from that moment I started to learn about this book. difficult !!!, that's ...

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Review of This Earth of Mankind - None

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