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Everyday life under Nazi occupation

Advantages: Fascinating, thought-provoking, readable
Disadvantages: Digresses at times, a few "Americanisms"

This book is a fascinating read about what life was like in German-occupied Paris during the Second World War. As such it’s a kind of war and social history combined – oh, and with some political history as well, of course! I came across it in my local ...

2mennycds 08.02.2016 · Read full review
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Review of When Paris Went Dark - Ronald Rosbottom

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Gunfighting in all its forms.....

Advantages: Great individual stories
Disadvantages: None

As a great reader and fan of the American West, as can be seen from previous reviews, this was an ideal book for me. The book is divided into a number of sections, Man-to-Man, Gangs, Posses, Holdups, Backshooters and Gun-fighting Mishaps and Misfortunes. ...

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Review of Draw: The Greatest Gunfights of the American West - James Reasoner

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The "key" to the longest battle of World War Two

Advantages: Well written, fascinating, gripping, wide scope
Disadvantages: A glossary and perhaps "time-line" would have been useful

The longest battle – and the stakes It was the longest battle of the 2nd World War and ran from its outset almost to VE Day. It was one of the hardest fought, and for one simple reason. As an island nation close to occupied mainland Europe, Britain w ...

2mennycds 08.12.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Seizing the Enigma - David Kahn

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A Little Review of 'A Little History of Science'

Advantages: Fascinating, accessible and engaging history of science
Disadvantages: May be too basic for some; Western-centric focus

...William Bynum, A Little History of Science Published Yale University Press, 2013 (paperback edition) I purchased this delightful little book in an attempt to make a small reduction in my ignorance of science in general. Having dropped the sciences at a ...

MikeOCarroll 15.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of A Little History of Science - William Bynum

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An unorthodox but brilliant history of New York

Advantages: Fascinating diary entries
Disadvantages: None that I can see

...The idea for this book is really quite straightforward, the author has taken snippets of diary entries to do with the city of New York and then constructed a year in the life of New York. The diaries range from 1609 - 2009 so from the earliest days of New ...

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Review of New York Diaries 1609-2009 - Teresa Carpenter

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