Reviews

  1. The Most Dangerous Moment of the War by John Clancy

    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Japan's attack on British forces in the Indian Ocean 1942
  2. Far Distant Ships by Quintin Barry

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    The RN's twenty-two victorious years on France's doorstep, 1793-1815
  3. Adventures of a Cold War Fast-Jet Navigator: The Buccaneer Years by David Herriot

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    The life and times of an RAF Buccaneer fast jet navigator
  4. The Royal Navy in Hong Kong since 1841

    Easy reading light history interspersed with plenty of good photo's
  5. The Plots Against Hitler - Danny Orbach

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4.5/5,
    What the German population thought about Hitler and how they decided to live through these tough times.
  6. The Naval War in the Baltic 1939-1945 by Poul Groos

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    What must become the standard work for British readers about Baltic operations in WW2
  7. Confessions of a Cartel Hitman......Martin Corona (with Tony Rafael)

    Corona spent most of his early life stealing and drug dealing, this was interspaced with periods of inprisonment. The first roughly 200 pages of the book seem to be a list of the names of people He had dealings with with very short descriptions of the various crimes that he was involved in. Quite a large proportion of the book covers various correctional institutions that Corona served time in. I was left with a very poor impression of the American prison system, wide scale distribution...
  8. Frost at Midnight (DI Jack Frost Prequel Book 4) - James Henry

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    I had to wrestle this one away from the good lady! I haven’t read any of the original Frost works by RD Wingfield so can’t compare this to them. In fact, my only comparison can be with a couple of TV episodes of A Touch Of Frost starring David Jason that I’ve seen. However, this book does, to my mind, compare favourably. Generally, I prefer to read and create the characters and scenes in my mind rather than see someone else’s interpretation of them. This was a little problematical here as...
  9. Fiddlers and Whores

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    Life in Nelson's navy as told by a ship's surgeon.
  10. Running a Big Ship by Captain Rory O'Conor

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4.5/5,
    A very detailed prescription for how a pre-war battleship or cruiser was organised and run.
Loading...