Profile for masspecguy > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by masspecguy
Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,172,807
Helpful Votes: 166

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
masspecguy (uk)

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
pixel
White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and North Africa's One Million European Slaves
White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and North Africa's One Million European Slaves
by Giles Milton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars History revisited, 11 Sept. 2007
great read from much reasearch that broght a hell of a story together
my only wish would have been to have surviving details on the rest of his life

even his death date seems to be lost
yet another succesful book from this author


Five Years,Four Fronts: A German Officer's World War II Combat Memoir
Five Years,Four Fronts: A German Officer's World War II Combat Memoir
by Georg Grossjohann
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £5.99

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars no forgotten soldier....., 16 July 2007
although undoubtably the author saw some close quater combat. 90% of the memoirs are "war from the command post"

The lack of actual combat detail leaves much of the book wanting
could almost have been written by a historian
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Aug 12, 2009 8:19 PM BST


Moody: The Life and Crimes of Britain's Most Notorious Hitman
Moody: The Life and Crimes of Britain's Most Notorious Hitman
by Wensley Clarkson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars nothing wrong with the book...., 25 May 2007
but as mr clarkson has obviously been in close co-operation with the family he continuously tries to paint a human face to a beast

in the end what goes around came around...


Flying Through Midnight: A Pilot's Dramatic Story of His Secret Missions Over Laos During the Vietnam War
Flying Through Midnight: A Pilot's Dramatic Story of His Secret Missions Over Laos During the Vietnam War
by JohnT Halliday
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars slam dunk, 6 May 2007
This book turns in to quite a page turner

the author writes with loads of emotion making the conversations a huge part of the appeal

nice begining, then setups the story with recalls in the middle and slam dunks you for the last quarter with thriller momment after thiller momment

great read!!


Executioner: The Chronicles of James Berry, Victorian Hangman
Executioner: The Chronicles of James Berry, Victorian Hangman
by Stewart P Evans
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars concise, 9 Feb. 2007
The book is a concise editon of every ececution Berry carried out

It comes alive only when theres a story behined the person who was executed .

With this in mind I felt some of the book could have been eliminated

nevertheless a good read written from 100 year old extracts suitabley imposed with comtemperary thoughts


On Point: A Rifleman's Year in the Boonies - Vietnam, 1967-1968
On Point: A Rifleman's Year in the Boonies - Vietnam, 1967-1968
by Roger Hayes
Edition: Hardcover

2.0 out of 5 stars no real depth of feeling, 11 Jan. 2007
althought the author does see qite a bit of combat , injury and all the emotions that go with it he does little to translate this through out the book

leaving a glossed over feeling at the best bits!


The Marine from Mandalay: The true tale of one Royal Marine's long walk to safety.
The Marine from Mandalay: The true tale of one Royal Marine's long walk to safety.
by James Leasor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one hell of a read!!!!!, 17 Nov. 2006
This book turns into quite a page turner the absolute horror of not only having to walk 800 miles out of the jungle but being wounded by deep gashes on both ankles makes it beggar belief!!!

such a tale as this surely deserves a better title

beyond belief,and courage would do for starters


Tail Gunner: 98 Raids in World War II (Airlife's Classics)
Tail Gunner: 98 Raids in World War II (Airlife's Classics)
by Chan Chandler
Edition: Paperback

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars ditto, 8 Sept. 2006
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
as sentimental as a story like this is , its not well written.

if the book carried on half as much as the preface reaches out and wallops you, then this could have been fantastic. too much of a stiff upper lip to discribe what must have been quite frankly god awful gut wretching momments fear, thats why people like bob stanford tuck (fly for your life)were so successful in thier books and of course they had biographers to skillfully do it for them nevertheless a true son of england, god bless sir


River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
by Peter Hessler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.79

6 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars insight for those who aready know china, 28 Aug. 2006
the book best appeals to people who have aready visited china

and will bring back many memories which they experienced themselves

The book Is a collection of day to day issues anyone of us may find in that part of the world

it is a book with out high drama and thiller activities

more an awakening observation of how different our worlds are.

personally i would not have bought this myself. except it was on the shelf at the library


The Long Way Home
The Long Way Home
by John McCallum
Edition: Paperback

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars timing is everything, 11 Aug. 2006
This review is from: The Long Way Home (Paperback)
Although its not the best written book on the subject

what is simply breathtakingly stagering is that three escaped pow's are not only on the run at the exact same time as the great escape, its is that they pass through the very same area onroute to freedom.

reading accounts of jimmy james one of the great escapers the whole country was awash with local militia looking for the airmen from stalag luft drie how did they pull it off!!!

I like the way the author analytically looks for reasons why they where astonishingly fortunate

these men could never be so lucky again


Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11