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One Summer: America 1927
One Summer: America 1927
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good read in typical Bryson format, 3 Feb 2014
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Enjoyable read but perhaps too focused on American baseball for European tastes. I liked the description of some of the characters of 1927.


Churchill's Bomb
Churchill's Bomb
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5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly absorbing read., 3 Feb 2014
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Well researched and an excellent historical coverage of nuclear scientists and engineers and their interactions with Churchill before, during and after the 2nd World War.


Empire of the Clouds: When Britain's Aircraft Ruled the World
Empire of the Clouds: When Britain's Aircraft Ruled the World
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5.0 out of 5 stars Empire of the Clouds, 26 Jun 2012
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is well written and has just sufficient technical detail to give the book credibility. A bit too much of the book is spent extolling pilot Bill Waterton but his forthright views both as a pilot and subsequently as a journalist (Daily Express) have perhaps been kept quiet for too long and this book rectifies that to some extent. Anyone interested in the demise of the UK as a world power in technology, manufacturing and engineering should read this book even if you have little interest in aircraft. In today's political climate which seems to imply that the UK needs to boost its manufacturing base the book is a reminder of how we got things wrong half a century ago.


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