Latest reviews in History Books »

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. ...

bbicuk01 15.02.2016 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Draw: The Greatest Gunfights of the American West - James Reasoner

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

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
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of When Paris Went Dark - Ronald Rosbottom

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

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
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Seizing the Enigma - David Kahn

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

Keep The Incense Burning Poor Little Rich Kid

Advantages: Another fascinating insight into recent history
Disadvantages: None

I started reading Xinran thirteen years ago, and whilst I haven't read all of her books, every one that I have read has at some point had me in tears. This one was no different. Book reviews should be about the book and not the author, but it is difficu ...

hiker 02.10.2015 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Buy Me The Sky - Xinran

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

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
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of A Little History of Science - William Bynum

Degree of Information

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money