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The World According to Clarkson
The World According to Clarkson
by Jeremy Clarkson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, 5 Sep 2006
Not being into cars I wasn't sure what I'd make of this. However once started I found it to be a hilarious read and I ended up finishing this in record time whilst on holiday. Many of the stories made me laugh out loud (much to the annoyance of my children). I'm now working my way though the rest of his publications. Excellent.


Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy
Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy
by Donald R. Burgett
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 5 Sep 2006
An excellent book that I was unable to put down once started. Burgett tells it how it was for a young paratrooper in Normandy. Thoroughly recommended.


The Jaws Log
The Jaws Log
by Carl Gottlieb
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent insight into movie making, 7 Aug 2006
This review is from: The Jaws Log (Paperback)
The trials and tribulations of the making of the legendary Jaws movie. Carl Gottlieb (Meadows in the movie) was participated in the screenplay for Jaws and therefore has a unique insight into how the bestselling novel was transformed into a monster of a movie. There is everything from a ground breaking shark that rarely worked to actors getting sprayed by skunks! Includes a photo section and a afterword that brings things up to date. A excellent read - well worth buying.


Pegasus Bridge: D-Day - the Daring British Airborne Raid
Pegasus Bridge: D-Day - the Daring British Airborne Raid
by Stephen E. Ambrose
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Britain did take part in D-Day after all!, 8 Feb 2006
Over the last few years’ popular history has been re-written by films such as Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers (both excellent by the way) into believing that the D-Day landings were a US only operation.
Not so, and this superb account by Stephen E Ambrose details the daring glider raid to capture the Pegasus Bridge spanning the Orne Canal by the British 6th Airborne Division in the first few minutes of D-Day.
Major John Howard and his troops seized and held the bridge (of great strategic importance to the landings) taking its German defenders by complete surprise. The book also details the death of Lt. Den Brotheridge - the first allied soldier to lose his life on D-Day.
A thoroughly engrossing and moving read.


The Life of Senna: The Biography of Ayrton Senna
The Life of Senna: The Biography of Ayrton Senna
by Tom Rubython
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.67

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great insight into the life of a superstar, 8 Feb 2006
For someone that follows Formula 1 without being obsessed by the subject, this was an excellent insight into the life of a great man. Often dogged by controversy during his career that sometimes overshadowed his achievements, Senna was without doubt the driver of his generation. His rivalry with Alain Prost was the stuff of legends, and had he lived how many titles would Michael Schumacher have won? A great read.


The Great Escape (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
The Great Escape (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
by Paul Brickhill
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb - Allied courage during WWII, 19 Feb 2002
This book documents the true story behind the most famous prisoner of war escape of WWII. Not a motorbike in sight (or indeed an American!), just the story of brave men duty bound to continue the war against Hitler - the man who ultimately ordered their execution. Tragic but uplifting.


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