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Seizing the High Ground: Epic Hill Fights of World War II
Seizing the High Ground: Epic Hill Fights of World War II
Price: £3.64

1.0 out of 5 stars Rewriting history?, 27 Mar. 2014
I was going to download it as it was free, but then I noticed something......

None of the battles in it come before Pearl Harbour in December 1941. There was a lot of significant fighting before then!

It would appear from the list of battles that only victories were included, and only those where on particular nation was the victor.
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Conspiracies in Warfare
Conspiracies in Warfare
Price: £2.39

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible., 19 Jan. 2014
I'll start out by stating that I have not read this book, nor have I downloaded it.

I was going to, on the basis of the title, but changed my mind when I looked at the sample pages.

The introduction section consists of two very short paragraphs. I stopped counting when I got to fourteen errors of spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

When the book consists of a study of just three conflicts, I would have expected the author to have been able to spell Vietnam correctly.

I would have thought that by now those who self-publish their literary efforts would have managed to learn how to use a spelling and grammar checker.....

The book is described as being "compiled" by the author, as opposed to written. I didn't get as far as checking to see if it has been written - of is a cut and paste job from other sources. I'll leave that aspect to another reviewer.


AAAQUIZ BOOKS, Children's Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games > Questions &History-6 - IVT-World Quiz Master- A Question Bank for General Knowledge, ... GSAT Examinations (History-8 Book 18)
AAAQUIZ BOOKS, Children's Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games > Questions &History-6 - IVT-World Quiz Master- A Question Bank for General Knowledge, ... GSAT Examinations (History-8 Book 18)
Price: £2.23

1.0 out of 5 stars More garbage., 15 Dec. 2013
Just take a quick look at the preview.....

It is just a list of multiple choice questions, entirely US based.

Factually inaccurate too. Apparently the air force in the UK is the Royal British Air Force......

Odd that, I always thought it was the Royal Air Force!


Cut And Run: A War Story
Cut And Run: A War Story
Price: £2.29

1.0 out of 5 stars Shocking spelling., 26 Aug. 2013
I'll admit that I have not read this book.
Nor have I downloaded it to read later.

So why the review?

Look at the title of the book - on the cover.
Under it is a subtitle, that includes the word NEIGHTBOOR.
I presume that is meant to be NEIGHBOUR.

When an author cannot even be bothered to run spell-check on the title, that tells me that it not going to be a work of great literary value.

Perhaps the author would like to remove the book from Amazon and not return it till some proper editing has been done.


The Forgotten Heroes: Untold Stories of the Extraordinary World War II - Courage, Survival, Resistance and Rescue Mission
The Forgotten Heroes: Untold Stories of the Extraordinary World War II - Courage, Survival, Resistance and Rescue Mission
Price: £2.27

1.0 out of 5 stars Utter rubbish....., 12 Mar. 2013
Don't waste time on this.

My mother could write a better book than this despite having been dead for the last twenty years.

It would appear that nearly all heroes were American.

Notice anything wrong with this quote: "There were about 70 million people killed in the war. This is about one-quarter of all the people on earth at that time."

So 70 million is about a quarter of the worlds population is it? So the war killed a quarter of the worlds population did it?

During the 1040s the global population was about 2.3 billion. 2,300 million if you prefer. So the death toll was actually about 3.4% - quite a bit less that the approximately 25% that the author claims.

With the most basic errors of that sort, there really is no point in such a book.


Escaping Auschwitz
Escaping Auschwitz

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another book in need of editing...., 31 Dec. 2012
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As others have already written, an interesting story and a pleasant enough read. A little unlikely as every family or individual the children meet is anti-Nazi and only too keen to put their own lives at risk in order to help jewish children. That is some way from the reality of the time.

My real problem with the book is the shocking spelling, punctuation, and grammar. The book should not be anything other than free when it has so many errors. There are far too many to list, but a couple of examples should demonstrate the hazard of relying on a spell checker:-

"higher archy" - that took a moment or two to decode as "heirarchy"....
"Chow" - an expression used by an Italian who was leaving. "Ciao" would have been correct and not a completely different word in a different language that just happened to sound the same....
"your" - when "you're" is the word required....

Perhaps the author could consider getting the book corrected!

Having said that, this book is by no means the worst example of its type - I did at least finish reading the book!


Brandenburgers:Invasion of Russia (Soldiers Book 1)
Brandenburgers:Invasion of Russia (Soldiers Book 1)
Price: £3.22

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter rubbish....., 14 Jun. 2012
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A truly terrible offering.

The author breaks just about every rule of punctuation and shows utter disregard for grammar.

The spelling is frequently wrong and even the errors are not consistent. The famous amphibious kublewagen vehicle is spelt as kuble wagon and even kuble-wagon!

Possibly even worse is the shocking use of spell check combined with a failure to proof read his own work. In a fairly early page the author refers to a Russian officer who has been captured where the hero (word used loosely) tells one of his men to take care of the prisoner as "I want to integrate him." Presumably he meant interrogate..............

No doubt there are many more such errors but I gave up when no more than 10% into the book.

As a free download it was a waste of bandwidth, now that Amazon want money for it I can only advise readers not to waste time and money on this e-book.

Awarded one star, but only because Amazon do not offer the option of awarding zero.


Must See Great Britain - Best Places to Visit in the UK - A Travel Guide
Must See Great Britain - Best Places to Visit in the UK - A Travel Guide
Price: £2.21

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear, this is not the UK I know....., 13 Feb. 2012
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First sentence in the chapter on Cornwall:- "Cornwall is the closest you'll get to the south of France in England." Wrong on so many levels. If anything Cornwall is very similar to Brittany - that part of France in the extreme north-west. And as for "Liverpool is like the San Francisco of the UK.".....

To be fair to the author, he is not British and has written a bit about the places he has visited. It makes a reasonable attempt at that but does not cover much that a visitor to the UK ought to consider as places to visit.


Map of London, United Kingdom (Maps of United Kingdom Book 8)
Map of London, United Kingdom (Maps of United Kingdom Book 8)

1.0 out of 5 stars Useless., 28 Jan. 2012
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I agree with all the negative comments given by other reviewers. The maps are completely useless for navigating and quite impractical to use. Don't waste time or bandwidth downloading this or the map of Rome.


Hitler Invades England
Hitler Invades England

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An example of poor writing, riddled with inaccuracies., 21 Dec. 2011
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I have to agree with the other two reviews written by UK reviewers.

The writing is poor quality and there are too many impossibilities - not just battleships scoring direct hits with every shot from the first salvo fored! Stauffenberg is, as are asked to accept, dropped off onto a beach on the south coast of England from an E-boat (noisy thing) in broad daylight - a mined area that was guarded. Yet he is able to land unobserved! It is riddled with inaccuracies as well. Apparently when the enemy is sighted from a British warship the command "Sound General Quarters" is given. Oh no it isn't. Action Stations is the command............

Currently half way through the book, downloaded as it was free, not worth spending real money on. Not worth spending Euros on either. Continuing to read to see if it can get any sillier..............
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