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The British: A Genetic Journey
The British: A Genetic Journey
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mongrels, 28 Feb 2014
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If genetic diversity is our population's best defence against disease then the British Isles should remain safe from future pandemics. A fascinating whistle-stop tour of British history punctuated by many individual stories dictated by the evidence of male (Y-chromosome) and female (mitochondrial DNA) lineages. The advice seems to be that in order for your DNA to live on, be fruitful. I may be wrong but the book suggests Bonnie Prince Charlie was from Devon and Ghenghis Khan is Prince Philip's uncle or something. Can't argue with genetic fingerprints m'lud.


JFK - An American Coup: The Truth Behind the Kennedy Assassination
JFK - An American Coup: The Truth Behind the Kennedy Assassination
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4.0 out of 5 stars Confused?, 25 Feb 2014
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A forensic look at the motivation and personnel required to commit a Coup d'Etat. About the only person running around Dallas in November 1963 without a rifle was Lee Harvey Oswald; he was shown not to have pulled the trigger as the paraffin test for cordite residue carried out after his arrest by the Dallas police was negative. So who did and why? Fascinating.


How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters
How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters
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4.0 out of 5 stars Why UK was, and USA became, Top Nation., 29 Jan 2014
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A well argued and coherent account of why why the Anglosphere has been uniquely successful, due to a collection of basic principles initiated in Saxon times.


Dambusters - Operation Chastise 1943 (Raid)
Dambusters - Operation Chastise 1943 (Raid)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and exhaustive, 1 Dec 2013
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No detail is too trivial for the enthusiast. The facts of the inspiration and technical excellence involved at all levels of this raid speak for themselves. The ultimate sacrifice made by almost half of the crews however was a shocking price to pay for the small dent it made in the German war machine. The success of the mission enabled Wallis's ideas to be taken seriously and the subsequent involvement of 617 Squadron in delivering his Tallboys and Grand Slams was even more vital strategically but in, terms of morale boosting, Operation Chastise is unsurpassed.
Should be compulsory reading for people who denigrate the achievements of Bomber Command.


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