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Manstein: Hitler's Greatest General
Manstein: Hitler's Greatest General
by Major General Mungo Melvin OBE
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Manstein by Mungo Melvin, 22 Sept. 2011
From ordering to delivery only took a few days and the book arrived in excellent condition. Eric von Manstein is not a well known name amongst the elite of German
generals but was credited with being the brains behind many of the European and Russian campaigns in WW2. The fact that he spent a major portion of his carrier in
the OKH (German Army High Command) meant he never became a household name like Rommel. Mungo Melvin makes reference to other books which have been written about Manstein, including his autobiography, and gives a balanced view about his strengths and weaknesses. There are a number of detailed maps which help you understand the various campaigns but limited analysis of why Manstein was considered by many a military genius. Still a worthy addition to the many books on WW2.


Duronic TVB123M Heavy Duty Adjustable Wall Bracket for 33-60 inch Plasma/LCD/LED Screen - Black
Duronic TVB123M Heavy Duty Adjustable Wall Bracket for 33-60 inch Plasma/LCD/LED Screen - Black
Offered by DURONIC
Price: £119.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Duronic wall bracket., 16 July 2010
The bracket was required for mounting a 40 inch wall mounted LCD tv. The bracket arrived promptly within a few days of ordering and is light weight but well made. Fitting the bracket is straight forward and it certainly feels strong enough to hold a much larger tv. In my experience brackets, cables and tv stands are high markup items in retail stores and you can save a lot of money by buying them over the internet. Excellent value for money.


Photoshop CS4: v. 1: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides)
Photoshop CS4: v. 1: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides)
by Elaine Weinmann
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.55

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Photoshop CS4: v.1: QuickStart Guide, 11 April 2010
The book arrived within three days and was in excellent condition. This is the first time I have used a Visual QuickStart Guide and so far I have been impressed with the layout and the quality of the information given. Compared with my previous experience of the Dummies series this guide uses a more helpful visual step by step approach for each item it is covering. The guide also covers the subject matter very thoroughly and has plenty of examples to help you become more familiar with CS4. An excellent buy at a very good price.


Belkin 2-N-1 USB 2.0 7-Port Hub
Belkin 2-N-1 USB 2.0 7-Port Hub

5.0 out of 5 stars Belkin 2-N-1 USB 2.0 7-Port hub., 3 Nov. 2009
I had a 3 port Belkin USB hub a few years ago and it refused to work with some devices. So I thought long and hard before buying their 7 port offering. But with a printer, scanner, camera cable, mouse and external HD all competing for 4 USB ports on my new computer it was either a multi-hub or regular plug swapping. Although plug swapping should be ok as an engineer plugs wear and wear means trouble after awhile. So I went for the Belkin multi-hub. It arrived within the time specified and once plugged in has worked faultlessly since with all my devices in place. I find the removable top 4 ports a strange design since if you remove this piece and plug it into a USB port on your computer you loose the hubs power supply feed, which is probably why my first Belkin was unreliable, since on some devices there probably wasn't enough juice to send the data through the hub. But other than that the Belkin works fine.


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