What must become the standard work for British readers about Baltic operations in WW2
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...
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...
Life in Nelson's navy as told by a ship's surgeon.
A very detailed prescription for how a pre-war battleship or cruiser was organised and run.
An interesting short biography of Lt Joseph Dewsnap RN, 1776-1837, compiled by his great great great grandson.
An urgent warning from Senior Military Command (Retired)
A disappointing attempt to turn a PhD thesis into a coherent, readable book.
A very elegant rendition of a comprehensive set of detailed watercolours of early Royal Navy cruisers depicting each as she changed throughout her life
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