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Double cross? Double tick from me!

Advantages: Readable, fascinating, gripping, well illustrated
Disadvantages: None

...If this were a work of fiction it would be nail biting. It tells of the dark, shady and dangerous activities of double agents in the Second World War. Ostensibly working as German spies they in fact struck a number of very damaging blows to the German war ...

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Review of Double Cross - Ben McIntyre

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A Different Take on the First World War

Advantages: Very well written, doesn't just focus on the top teams
Disadvantages: A rather depressing subject :(

...I bought this book for my Dad last Christmas, with the official start of the First World War Centenary, a lot of books about this period in history were released in time for the festive season. My Dad loves football and has always found history interestin ...

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Review of The Final Season: The Footballers Who Fought and Died in the Great War - Nigel McCrery

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The bullets which led to war

Advantages: Very interesting journey through history in the 'then and now' manner
Disadvantages: A little too much about the author in places

The trigger of the title is that which featured in perhaps the most far-reaching assassination in history – that of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the imperial throne of Austria-Hungary, and his morganatic (unequal in rank) wife, Sophie Chotek. On the ...

JOHNV 29.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Trigger: The Hunt for Gavrilo Princip - the Assassin who Brought the World to War - Tim Butcher

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A battle won and lost - and what happened afterwards

Advantages: Vivid, atmospheric account of the battle and subsequent events
Disadvantages: A little dry for a general readership

As is to be expected, there have been several accounts of the battle of Waterloo and of the events that led up to it. But it is always interesting to discover a book which finds a different way of telling the tale, or in this case, one that focuses more ...

JOHNV 05.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Waterllo: The Aftermath - Paul O'Keeffe

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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 ...

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Review of A Little History of Science - William Bynum

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