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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 ...

geerebox 08.11.2007 · Read full review
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The birth of history

Advantages: a massive and wide ranging study of prehistory
Disadvantages: potential information overload

The sub title of this book is an ideal summation of the books subject and at the same time an audacious claim, "A Global Human History 20000-5000BC." That is a long period of time to condense into one volume, even one like this that runs to over 600 pages ...

steerpyke 18.03.2006 · Read full review
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Review of After The Ice - Steven Mithen

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The Doggerels of War

Advantages: Fun with great illustrations
Disadvantages: Frustrating and unexplained

...if you have ever thought, ‘I don’t know too much British history.’ Yes, me too. But have you ever thought, ‘A normal history book is a little too, well, normal, for me. I wonder if they have one in cheap doggerel?’ No, not sure I have either. ...

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Review of A Rhyming History of Britain - James Muirden

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An overview of Arab History

Advantages: Highly Informative for the layman
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With the current discontent that we see so much of on the news these days, I have been finding myself more and more drawn to gaining an insight to the Arab mind and their rich history. "The Arabs" by Peter Mansfield is a highly informative book which ve ...

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Review of The Arabs - Peter Mansfield

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