Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 70% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now
Profile for malcolm hart > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by malcolm hart
Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,159,792
Helpful Votes: 7

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
malcolm hart

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game
Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game
by Andrew Hodges
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This was my second reading of Andrew Hodges excellent book describing the character and work of an undoubted ..., 4 Mar. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This was my second reading of Andrew Hodges excellent book describing the character and work of an undoubted genius, Alan Turing. As a layman, I found most of the more technical material reasonably easy to understand and digest, and the way in which the author places the events in a historical context helps ones understanding of the complexities - both personal and technical - of Turing's life and tragic end. A truly great biography of a truly great man. Highly recommended.


London's Utility Buses
London's Utility Buses
by Ken Blacker
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent and exhaustive description of these specially-designed buses, 4 Mar. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: London's Utility Buses (Hardcover)
As expected from Ken Blacker, an excellent and exhaustive description of these specially-designed buses, necessitated by WW2 production priorities and a wartime economy. Very well illustrated.


How (not) to Paint a Locomotive
How (not) to Paint a Locomotive
by Christopher Vine
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading for scale model makers., 28 Nov. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Its difficult to praise this book too highly, as the author has clearly practised what he so effectively preaches. Most scale modellers find the painting of their model to be one of the most painstaking and fraught aspects of their hobby, and Christopher Vine gives really excellent direction in every aspect of the task. Very well illustrated, and with a plethora of practical tips, this is definitely a book for all such modellers - preferably before they start down this slippery slope!


McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime
McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime
by Misha Glenny
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A very interesting study of a secretive organisation., 28 Nov. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This book examines pretty comprehensively the way in which secret organisations can wreak havoc in our day-to-day lives. Well written and highly illuminating.


Tether's End
Tether's End
by William Conelly
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.75

4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read!, 8 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Tether's End (Paperback)
What an enjoyable read! In its 300 or so pages, William Conelly has produced a highly evocative and sensitive episode in the growing-up of a pre-teen boy in the north-eastern American state of Maine. Having said this, it is surely a pretty universal reflection of the innocence of most kids at that stage in their personal development, and the story cleverly moves from simple, child-like activities like building a 'den' from an old cardboard box, through to the beginnings of an awareness of adult sexual orientation. I particularly enjoyed the way in which the author vividly describes and explores a young person's perception of adult behaviour - from something as minor as an uncle's bad breath in the morning through to the boy's (Martin) reaction to being on the receiving end of of the same adult's extreme annoyance. Martin is on a long lakeside holiday with the uncle, while his parents are travelling Europe, and so the novel explores the interaction and relationships between Martin and his uncle and the uncle's friends, along with another family who happen to be on holiday in the same place. This family includes a young girl of similar, or slightly older, age to Martin, and she becomes his friend and playmate.There are strong, clearcut and meaningful characterisations of all these individuals, and for me they all fit together very comfortably in the telling of the story. Indeed, the whole story revolves around each of these relationships and the way in which such relationships are perceived by young Martin. As a Brit, I am always intrigued by the differences in word usage between America English and English English - a really positive aspect of this for me is that a misunderstood word or phrase often gives one pause for thought which enhances one's overall appreciation of the novel. As I said, a really enjoyable read!


Raleigh: Past and Presence of an Iconic Bicycle Brand
Raleigh: Past and Presence of an Iconic Bicycle Brand
by Tony Hadland
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.75

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raleigh bicycle company and product history., 3 Feb. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is an excellent, very comprehensive study of the Raleigh Company, covering its comercial and technical history from the beginning to the present day. I particularly liked the chronological layout of the book, and I also very much liked the way in which the author wove in a variety of comments from contemporary employees of the Company. For anyone interested in the development of the British bicycle industry, its products, people and manufacturing methods, this is, in my opinion, the definitive publication.


The London ST
The London ST
by Ken Blacker
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £30.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The London ST by Ken Blacker, 3 Feb. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The London ST (Hardcover)
As always with Ken Blacker, this is a totally comprehensive survey of the London Transport ST class of bus, well illustrated with many new images. I particularly like the balance of text and illustrations, and the detail of bus allocations to specific routes/garages.


Page: 1