Reviews

  1. Blood Forest - Geraint Jones

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    When I unpacked this, the good lady and kids extracted the urine unmercifully. “Bet you don’t read it,” “you’re not interested in ancient history,” and “not your usual style,” were three of the more polite comments. And it’s true: the book, certainly on face value, appeared not to be to my usual tastes: or was it one that I’d ever likely buy for myself. But this is where taking pot-luck with the books that AG has often scores a bulls-eye and opens your eyes to the possibilities of other...
  2. Resolution by David Rutland & Emma Ellis

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    A valuable addition to the historiography of the American War as well as a fascinating piece of biography.
  3. Securing the Narrow Sea – the Dover Patrol 1914-1918 by Steve R. Dunn

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4.3333334922791/5,
    The story of the Dover Patrol in the First World War
  4. The Dutch in the Medway by PG Rogers

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    A welcome reprint of the standard work on the 1667 Dutch raid on the Medway
  5. Britain and The Widening War 1915-16: From Gallipoli to the Somme,Ed. Peter Liddle

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    A series of essays covering WW1 from fighting soldiers to conscientious objectors.
  6. Airborne (The Airborne Trilogy) - Robert Radcliffe

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    The first book in a trilogy. A physically attractive and heavy book, but one with one of my favourite little touches. – A built in bookmark. It’s so much better than my usual method of using old rail tickets, or bits of newspaper which fall out when the good lady drops the book when cleaning. I have to agree with the single line review quoted from The Times on Amazon; this is a very convincing novel. It would be quite easy to mistake the story for fact, and that makes this the kind of...
  7. British Warship Recognition Vol.III by Richard Perkins

    Author Rating:
    4.75/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    A superbly elegant survey of RN cruisers 1877-1930
  8. Seaforth World Naval Review 2017 ed. Conrad Waters

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4.3333334922791/5,
    Seaforth's annual review of the world's navies with specific chapter on some and also on some ship classes and weapons
  9. Canaris: The Life and Death of Hitler's Spymaster by Michael Mueller

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    A fascinating attempt to penetrate the personality of a devious genius in a blue suit
  10. Surviving the Japanese Onslaught: An RAF POW in Burma - William Albert Tate

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    Prisoner of the Japanese in Burma.
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