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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. ...

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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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Years of gradual change

Advantages: Very scrupulously researched historical study
Disadvantages: Not light reading - definitely for the specialist reader

Between 1840 and 1880 British life and society underwent a gradual but major change. Young adults in the latter year would have seen a very different country from that in which an earlier generation came to maturity. The land in which poverty, disease, ...

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Review of High Minds The Victorians and the Birth of Modern Britain - Simon Heffer

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Re-inventing Thucydides

Advantages: Good for lazy intellects.
Disadvantages: Bad for serious students.

RE-INVENTING THUCYDIDES Thucydides on Strategy, by Platias, Athanassios G. and Koliopoulos, Constantinos, Hurst and Company, London, 2010, ISBN9781849040228 (hardback), 9781849040112 (paperback), 197 pages. It is a common vice of some ...

Eustratios 05.11.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Thucydides on Strategy - Athanassios G. Platias

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The last of the Romans

Advantages: Well written, good narrative, good highlights
Disadvantages: Some more development of the general history would be welcome

Justinian's reign was the a high point of the final days of the Roman Empire - besieged from within and without, the Roman Empire was based administratively in Constantinople, and had all but lost contact with the 'Eternal City', the home of its origin, R ...

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Review of The Emperor Justinian and the Byzantine Empire - James Allan Evans

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