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TurboCAD 6.5 version 6.5 Professional
TurboCAD 6.5 version 6.5 Professional
Offered by ForgottenMedia
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Get it just for 'trace'!, 9 Aug 2011
Unbeatable at the price. The 'trace' command has many uses probably never dreamt of by the makers, and it is worth getting it just for that, even if you think you have no use for a CAD programme. I cannot review this as a CAD programme, but for anyone interested in copying existing maps, diagrams and pictures into editable formats, it is the best I could get for less than several hundred pounds. After all, it is not the maker's fault that I have prostituted their work to do 'something other' and I am grateful for this programme for the many maps I could not have made in any other way.


Kingship and Colonialism in India's Deccan: 1850-1948
Kingship and Colonialism in India's Deccan: 1850-1948
by Benjamin Cohen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £51.72

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 9 Aug 2011
In my opinion, this is not what it was supposed to be or might have been with a bit more research. It has some new insights, it is true, but they are 'done to death' repeatedly. Much more could have been made of this subject and this book is, to me, a 'lost oportunity' to open up this huge and important part of India to the greater understanding of many of us. Great pity, but I cannot recommend it at this price.


The Concise Hobson-Jobson: An Anglo-Indian Dictionary (Wordsworth Reference)
The Concise Hobson-Jobson: An Anglo-Indian Dictionary (Wordsworth Reference)
by Henry Yule
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable, and endlessly fascinating and instructive, 9 Aug 2011
This is a book that was recommended to me by an old Indophile, as a provider of insights into words and ideas whose meanings and origins are now lost to most of us now. 'Anglo-Indian Dictionary' may be an accurate definition, but it only tells a bit of what this book is into. At this price, if you have any interest at all in India and her history, but were not born there, you will find this reprint of a very old book endlessly fascinating and useful to help you understand countless historical and other books and records about the place, and when you discuss anything Indian with a native Indian interested in his or her own birthright. Take 'pukkah' and 'kachcha' as an example...... or 'Hobson-Jobson' itself.


Talwar
Talwar
by Robert Carter
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warfare and all that., 9 Aug 2011
This review is from: Talwar (Paperback)
A fabulous story that looks a bit like history. The background is historical, but the background is rather remote from the narative. Read it for the excitement, the romance and the finely drawn word pictures of a fascinating time and place, but not as a history book.


The Worlds of the East India Company
The Worlds of the East India Company
by H.V. Bowen
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seen from another angle- an interesting one., 9 Aug 2011
There are, of course, a goodly number of books about the BEIC, but this is among the best, and almost as good Keays. The approach, though is somewhat novel, and it holds one's interest for page after page. Covers matter not frequently dealt with in detail elsewhere. A good companion to several other histories of the BEIC and highly recommended.


India and Its Native Princes: Travels in Central India and in the Presidencies of Bombay and Bengal
India and Its Native Princes: Travels in Central India and in the Presidencies of Bombay and Bengal
by L. Rousselet
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £89.99

4.0 out of 5 stars As if you are there., 9 Aug 2011
Brilliant, not at all PC, with a lot of fascinating insights, but very expensive. If your interest is deep, you will love this. If it is history at all, it is social history, but none the worse for that. I think of it as a published diary.


An Historical Sketch of the Princes of India, Stipendiary, Subsidiary, Protected, Tributary, and Feudatory: With a Sketch of the Origin and Progress ... Service of the Honourable East India Company
An Historical Sketch of the Princes of India, Stipendiary, Subsidiary, Protected, Tributary, and Feudatory: With a Sketch of the Origin and Progress ... Service of the Honourable East India Company
by John Clunes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Well, maybe., 9 Aug 2011
There is little new in this volume. If you already have 'Hind Rajasthan' and/or several other books on the subject, you will not get much new material here. Short on dates, brief on explanations, this is another book that relies heavily on stuff already published and adds little to our fund of data.


Panasonic NS55DBEBS Micro HiFi System 30W - With DAB Radio - USB
Panasonic NS55DBEBS Micro HiFi System 30W - With DAB Radio - USB

3.0 out of 5 stars Well, OK if you can't find something a bit better., 9 Aug 2011
It's probably been beaten by later systems, and even when new was not anywhere near 'best in class.' Look at the competition before making your mind up.


A Complete Guide to British Moths (Macrolepidoptera : Their Entire Life History Described and Illustrated in Colour from Photographs Taken in Their)
A Complete Guide to British Moths (Macrolepidoptera : Their Entire Life History Described and Illustrated in Colour from Photographs Taken in Their)
by Margaret M. Brooks
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Look a bit further., 9 Aug 2011
Very dear, and not at all complete. Does anybody remember the 'Observers' Book of larger British Moths'? Probably that, with all its drawbacks, was a better book. Look a bit further before deciding to go for this sad volume.


OCR Medieval History: Raiders & Invaders; Power & Control: Power and Control (OCR Modular History)
OCR Medieval History: Raiders & Invaders; Power & Control: Power and Control (OCR Modular History)
by Rosemary Rees
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh! No!, 9 Aug 2011
There are probably a couple of dozen better renderings of this topic available. History as taught when I was at school was very, very boring, and it is good to see that some educators stick to the traditional approach. Not.


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