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Pandaemonium, 1660-1886: Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers (Picador Books)
Pandaemonium, 1660-1886: Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers (Picador Books)
by Mary-Lou Jennings
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars It is excellent to obtain the near original version - which has ..., 23 Nov 2014
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It is excellent to obtain the near original version - which has so many more illustrations in it, compared to the post-Olympic version. Worth every penny to remind us.


Las Largas Vacaciones del 36 (Las Largas Vacaciones del 36)
Las Largas Vacaciones del 36 (Las Largas Vacaciones del 36)

5.0 out of 5 stars Your Spanish holiday viewed in a different way!, 14 Oct 2014
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Cheerful happy, sad, threatening and optimistic - all in one. The Civil War years in Spain perfectly portrayed in their confusion and deadly rivalries, as well stoicm perseverance. Su-title version would be good.


Civil War: The History of England Volume III (History of England Vol 3)
Civil War: The History of England Volume III (History of England Vol 3)
by Peter Ackroyd
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cromwell less brilliant, Parliament is the hero!, 14 Oct 2014
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Another brilliant piece of writing by Mr Ackroyd. His interwoven social and economic threads inside the main storyline are fascinating, and the wealth of detail about who did what to whom is extraordinairy. It has changed my view of the Civil War, and confirmed that it was a good idea to get rid of the Stuarts - I hope Peter Ackroyd hurries up with the next sequel!


Moleskine Brown Voyageur Notebook
Moleskine Brown Voyageur Notebook
by Moleskine
Edition: Diary
Price: £16.58

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good - a neat little record book, 14 Oct 2014
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Very, good - a neat little record book...calendars and reminders excellent.


The Hut Six Story : Breaking the Enigma Codes
The Hut Six Story : Breaking the Enigma Codes
by Gordon Welchman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny, but....., 28 May 2014
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It is always a problem when you come to a book "out of sequence" - this book should be read first, before you read the subsequent histories by other people - especially Hinsley.
It is a big gap that some of the original edition has been left out - no doubt for political reasons - as Welchmann's views of 'the secret state' are now more relevant than ever.
The next book to read is Simon Singhs book about codes - which helps to explain how we got from there to here.


Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Brings You 90% of Everything
Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Brings You 90% of Everything
by Rose George
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 90% of what we love, but, 30 Mar 2014
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...we poor Brits have lost the awareness, and Rose George is right to talk of seablindedness......what happens if all the containeer port crane drivers went on strike......now that would really wake us up!


The Long Shadow: The Great War and the Twentieth Century
The Long Shadow: The Great War and the Twentieth Century
by David Reynolds
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.00

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It may have a Long Shadow, but....., 30 Mar 2014
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..at some point, like the Napoleonic Wars, it must pass into another form of history soon, please. Somewhere, deep in the structure and complexity of this book, there still resides some difficult conclusions about the role of a central strong power in the middle of Europe. Recent events in the Ukraine need to be read in the light, not the shadow of this.


Pirate Organization: Lessons from the Fringes of Capitalism
Pirate Organization: Lessons from the Fringes of Capitalism
by Rodolphe Durand
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.51

5.0 out of 5 stars Pirates write the rules we would all love to break....., 30 Mar 2014
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Many more people should read this, and understand that the concept of "piracy" has many aspects to it, different to criminality.
Everyone needs to understand the internal dynamics of "piracy" to understand that what pirates often do today, the rest of the world responds to tomorrow.


The Dream of the Celt
The Dream of the Celt
by Mario Vargas Llosa
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tragic- but inevitable, 24 Jan 2014
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This is an appallingly sad and tragic book that should appeal to anyone trying to understand where the early 20th Century went wrong.
Roger Casement was probably delusional, but the story is brilliantly told, and the waste of such experience is yet another reason why the human race - especially Western European men have not yet grown up!


The Common Cause Handbook: A Guide to Values and Frames for Campaigners, Community Organisers, Civil Servants, Fundraisers, Educators, Social ... Funders, Politicians, and Everyone in Between
The Common Cause Handbook: A Guide to Values and Frames for Campaigners, Community Organisers, Civil Servants, Fundraisers, Educators, Social ... Funders, Politicians, and Everyone in Between
by Tim Holmes
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars It's a handbook for sensible behaviour., 24 Jan 2014
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Brilliant - all read it please. It has excellent advice for how to organise and get along with people of all levels.


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