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Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord 1940-45
Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord 1940-45
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book strips away many of the myths about Churchill, 16 April 2013
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As ever Max Hasting deos his research with meticulous accuracy. His views of Churchill are sometimes unkind but they are very fair. You finish this book feeling that despite his clear blind spots, he was the best leader this country has ever seen. It was so sad that he lost the election immediately after the war as I think Churchill still beleived he had unfinished business.


The Grand Alliance: The Second World War, Volume 3 (Winston Churchill World War II Collection)
The Grand Alliance: The Second World War, Volume 3 (Winston Churchill World War II Collection)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful insight into the mind of Churchill, 16 April 2013
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You only ever hear about the highlights of WW2. Dunkirk, Battle of Britain and D Day. But there was far more and this book shows how Churchill was almost all that stood between freedom and Nazism for 3 years. His effect on the war during the later years was not great as the Russians did more to win the war than we did but this book shows that there would have no second half of the war had it not been for Churchill standing up to the Axis forces whist the US stood by and sold arms.

I real must for anyone studying modern history.


Racing Through the Dark: The Fall and Rise of David Millar
Racing Through the Dark: The Fall and Rise of David Millar
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4.0 out of 5 stars Villian to vindicated? Make up your own mind, 16 April 2013
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This is a great story of David Millars's steep rise and steeper fall. You get to know how the mind of a hugely succesful athlete is more fragile than most of us and it is this fragility which drove him to dope. I wanted a better ending like him winning the tour but I guess that is why fiction books exist.


The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs
The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs
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5.0 out of 5 stars I did not ever realise the extent of doping in the sport and why everyone had to do it., 16 April 2013
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I real eye opener into the world of professional cycling. Lance Armstrong comes out looking very bad in the book but still think he was the best overall road cyclist of his generation. The great thing about this book is that it provides an insight into the after effects of doping in cycling which are still hitting the headlines today. A must for anyone wanting to get under the skin (excuse the pun) of pro cycling.


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