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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 tale of two obliterated cities

Advantages: Informative, important, compelling, moving
Disadvantages: Harrowing

At 8.15 a.m. on 6th August 1945 a solitary American B52 “superfortress” bomber flew over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Such was US air supremacy that it carried no camouflage and must have looked impressive with its silvery 99 feet long fuselage and 141 ...

2mennycds 23.10.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Hiroshima Nagasaki - Paul Ham

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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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'One Who Did Her Best' - the tragic tale of poor Sarah Jane

Advantages: Great read, lots of information and detail in readable format
Disadvantages: None

The Book 'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends' John XV 13. This book is described on the back cover as 'The story of Sarah Jane Howell, eldest daughter of George and Jennet Howell, Abergarw Farm, Brynme ...

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Review of Memories of Sarah Jane Howell: A Welsh Heroine - Roger G. K. Penn

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Danger in the skies over London

Advantages: Atmospheric detailed portrait of London during the war years
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It seems that only recently, with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War upon us, that historians have really looked thoroughly at the social history aspect and the effect it had on the population at home. Jerry White, who has already made ...

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Review of Zeppelin Nights: London in the First World War - Jerry White

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