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The West Indies: Fifty Years of Test Cricket, Foreword by Sir Garfield Sobers.
The West Indies: Fifty Years of Test Cricket, Foreword by Sir Garfield Sobers.
by Tony:: Cozier
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A classic book on the history of West Indies cricket up to 1977, 6 July 2014
One of the classic books on the history of test cricket-though it only covers Tests played by the West Indies up to 1977. It was written to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Test played by the West Indies. Crisply written and accompanied by brief scorecards of every test. It only briefly touches on the 1975 world cup, but then limited overs cricket was still a sideshow when this book was written. Even if you are from (say) India or England, you will find the accounts of Tests between the West Indies and your country of interest. I wish it was updated.


Tandoori Nights [VHS] [1985]
Tandoori Nights [VHS] [1985]
VHS

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Misleading description, 6 July 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This was a misleading product description as it was just a "filler" about an Indian restaurant and not the TV serial of the same name. I did complain and got a full refund promptly-which is why I gave it 2 stars instead of 1.


India, No Problem, Sahib: A Tour of India and Her Railways
India, No Problem, Sahib: A Tour of India and Her Railways
by David Charlesworth
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for rail fans, 6 July 2014
I would not quite agree with the earlier review. Paul Pet's book is more lavish and covers more pictures of India in general but has less stress on the railways. This book may not have such good pictures but has a more adequate coverage of locomotives and trains in the 1980s. If it is indeed available now for less than a pound it is a good bargain.


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1.0 out of 5 stars Another of the useless wikipedia reprints, 9 Mar. 2012
As the product description says, it is merely an overpriced reproduction of articles from wikipedia and other websites. If you want to know about the Indian Railway Fan Club Association, see the website [...]. Don't waste your money here.
Also, if you click on the author's name, you will see that he has authored(?) over a thousand so-called books listed on Amazon.


STRANGE ENCOUNTERS: MYSTERIES OF THE AIR.
STRANGE ENCOUNTERS: MYSTERIES OF THE AIR.
by David Beaty
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Has some interesting information on aviation accidents, 28 Jan. 2012
This writer is better known for his books on aviation safety, notably "Human Factors" and later "Naked Pilot". This work is a little disjointed, tying in details of well-known accidents (such as the R101 and the death of Dag Hammarskjold) with a bit of parapsychology. There are descriptions of how some of the mysteries behind the R101 crash were revealed in seances, and a few other strange encounters. Some of the mysterious crashes such as those of Amy Johnson and Kingsford-Smith are covered. Worth reading if you are generally interested in aviation history.


A Disastrous History of Britain: Chronicles of War, Riot, Plague and Flood
A Disastrous History of Britain: Chronicles of War, Riot, Plague and Flood
by John Withington
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars A good overall review of natural and manmade disasters in Britain, 16 Jan. 2012
The writer does a competent job of describing a wide variety of natural and man-made disasters which have occurred in Britain over the centuries. If you want more information on a particular type of disaster (e.g. railway accidents) then it is better to refer to specialized books. It is all right for a general overview.


Great Indian Railway Atlas,The
Great Indian Railway Atlas,The
by Samit Roychoudhury
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An invaluable guide to the vast Indian railway network, 13 Jan. 2012
This is the second edition, after the first edition (2005) was sold out. In any case there have been rapid changes on the railway network in the past few years. It is the ultimate book for the rail anorak, with every big and small station marked along with other information. Many sidings are given as well as major bridges and even towns which are not on the railway.
British railfans would be familiar with Baker's atlases. But this goes a step beyond Baker as it also includes lines and stations which do not function-even those which closed many years ago.
Since printed timetables in India are not always easy to find, this is an invaluable guide which will come in useful while travelling. This practical aspect is quite apart from its utility to the browser wishing to learn about the network.
This is truly a labour of love by the creator, who is also one of the leading members of the irfca railfan group
If you have any serious interest in the Indian railways, buy it.


Railways of India
Railways of India
by J.N. Westwood
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good history of Indian Railways up to the 1970s, 13 Jan. 2012
This review is from: Railways of India (Hardcover)
One of the few compact and well-written books about the history of Indian Railways, although it was written in the 1970s. Good for rail fans, although it should be clear that it is not meant to be an academic work. The list of references is particularly useful for someone who wants to study the subject in greater depth. It has some interesting b/w pictures (though if you are more interested in pictures of the earlier days there is "Railways of the Raj".)
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Star-raker
Star-raker
by Donald Gordon
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Typical aviation thriller of the 1960s-like Nevil Shute, 11 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Star-raker (Hardcover)
A typical British aviation adventure set in the early 1960s, not unlike Nevil Shute's later books. The plot is somewhat similar to Shute's No Highway. If you want a plain adventure set in the early 1960s without sex and violence, you may like this. Some interesting bits about supersonic and high-altitude flight and their hazards. The writer could not have predicted the eventual failures of the Concorde and similar aircraft, which came about more due to costs rather than technical issues.
If you liked this, you may also like the same writer's "Flight of the Bat" which is his other well-known work though that is more of a war-cum-spy story.


The Cricket World Cup 1975 - 2011
The Cricket World Cup 1975 - 2011
by Simon Barclay
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Scorecards, statistics and nothing else, 20 Sept. 2011
It is comprehensive in that it includes scorecards of every World Cup match from 1975 to 2011 as well as statistical summaries for each tournament. Nothing else by way of comment or analysis. It does contain exactly what the description says, but not everyone will find it worthwhile. Still, it seems to be the only book covering this information.


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