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Tabloid Man & the Baffling Chair of Death
Tabloid Man & the Baffling Chair of Death
by Paul Bannister
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inside the world of the weird, 11 April 2016
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One man's story of investigating the paranormal, celebrities and travel - all for the National Enquirer. There's even a description of Generoso Pope, the man who changed the face of American journalism. An entertaining and informative read.


Fighting Times II: Military Matters Past and Present
Fighting Times II: Military Matters Past and Present
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterclass., 7 Aug. 2014
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Just what you'd expect from a masterly historian. Full-on action, accurately delivered.


A Fragile Peace
A Fragile Peace

5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate history in an adventure story, 7 Aug. 2014
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This is the fourth or fifth book of a series that contains painstaking research wrapped around an adventure story set in the days of the post-Roman occupation of Britain. 'Fragile Peace' tells how the war leader (who could be the source of the tales of King Arthur) deals with a devastating plague, Saxon invasions and personal tragedies. I suggest reading the historical notes at the end of the book before you read the story - they're a good insight into the real events on which this series is based.


How Wars Begin
How Wars Begin
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clarity and education, 11 April 2014
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Mr Taylor is one of the great modern historians and he presents complex situations with clarity and insight. This is no dust-dry tome, but an engaging and educational read. Highly recommended.


The King's Cavalry (Forgotten Emperor Book 4)
The King's Cavalry (Forgotten Emperor Book 4)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Galloping history!, 11 April 2014
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This is a fictional look at what might have been, carefully structured around one of the world's less-known but most influential battles. The fourth part of a series takes the real British emperor Carausius (286 - 293 AD) who may be the source of the legends of King Arthur, to an alliance with the Roman emperor Constantine. Arthur's heavy cavalry provides the (fictitious) decisive weapon at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, (312 AD) just outside Rome. This hinge of history secured Constantine as emperor and introduced Christianity as the empire's official religion. Part of the series that began with 'Arthur Britannicus' acclaimed by a West Point intel officer for its historical accuracy


Fighting Times IV: Military Matters Past and Present
Fighting Times IV: Military Matters Past and Present
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5.0 out of 5 stars 19 gun salute!, 11 April 2014
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The magazine covers a full spectrum of militaria from the ancients to the moderns, This issue features the great historian AJP Taylor's analysis of the Crimean War and its beginnings. Even then, the Russians were sending an army to the frontier, who says history has no lessons for us? There is an insight to the forgotten emperor of Britain, the soldier Carausius who stole the Roman fleet and united the British against Rome; a brilliant overview of Winston Churchill's pendulum-swing reputation, an expert look at the Civil War that saw a king declare war on his own country, insightful interviews with Endeavour Press authors and a whole informative armoury of entertainment and education.


Arthur Invictus
Arthur Invictus

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arthurian magic, 22 Oct. 2013
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I read all three of this trilogy, found the first a bit fast-paced, but better on the second read-through. I liked the depth of research (gilded nipples on Roman whores? wow!) and this third part revealed more of the characters. Great read, entertaining, good pace, lots of close-to-earth magic and a new take on King Arthur. Undefeated!


The Old Contemptibles: The British Expeditionary Force, 1914
The Old Contemptibles: The British Expeditionary Force, 1914

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing, lucid, 11 Oct. 2013
This book's strength is its absorbing analysis of the conditions before WW1 that led to the British Army sending its professional but small (180,000) fighting force against four million German troops. Amazingly, they held the line, at huge cost. The book tells how the army gallantly sacrificed itself at Mons and the Marne, on the Aisne and at Le Cateau, and Neillands lucidly lays out the story behind those battles. No student of WW1 should miss this insightful untangling of a difficult subject.


War by Timetable: How the First World War Began
War by Timetable: How the First World War Began
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exemplary historian, 20 Sept. 2013
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Mr Taylor is rightly acknowledged as one of the world's best historians and in this insightful classic he pulls back the curtain on the preparations and implementation of military movements before and during WW1 in a clear and comprehensible way.


Killing Another (An Inspector Ray Wilson Thriller)
Killing Another (An Inspector Ray Wilson Thriller)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Transplanted terror, 19 Sept. 2013
Mr Leatham's character, police Inspector Ray Wilson steps up to the mark again, and we really feel his puzzlement and frustration as he deals with the case of a heart transplant patient who got more than just a donated organ. An engrossing summer read, good authentic detail and a twist in the tail of the tale.Thumbs up!


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