Mr. S. Millman

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (60 of 70)
Location: London, England


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Imperial Istanbul: A Travellers Guide, Includes Iz&hellip by Jane Taylor
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
While I agree with the previous reviewer that the physical presentation of the book contains unnecessary omissions and errors (really you need a decent map to go with it) this is a guide book that has stood the test of time over more than 20 years. I first went to Istanbul (and Edirne)in 1968 and have been back a fair few times since (including once partly with JT) and still I value the book. It is so unusual to find a guide book which combines clear historic context, good description and geographic clarity, and to do so in a way which is well written and handle-able to a newcomer as well as someone familiar with a city.

I recommend the book to anyone going to Istanbul for the… Read more
Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power by Robert Dallek
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I think that this is a much better book than tends to comes out of the reviews I have seen on Amazon. It does not aim either to propound a particular viewpoint (e.g. that N and K were war-criminals) though it mentions that some of their actions may have been illegal; nor does it aim to be a full account of the Nixon Adminstration (any more than do Bob Woodward's books on Watergate). It does what it says on the tin - it provides a thorough factual description of how two men conducted US foreign policy for about 5 years, to the virtual exclusion of the State Department, with a couple of introductory chapters on their backgrounds.

It points out that N and K much earlier in their… Read more
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy : Complete BBC Series&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Alec Guinness
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Now that a feature film version (of course recast) has been released in 2011 we have an additional standard by which to judge the original TV episodic version. While I certainly enjoyed the recent film version, and would give it 4 stars, the original still easily wins and stands out in its out right. To be fair one must say from the start that a 2+ hour version (the feature film version) cannot include all the plot niceties of the 5+ hour TV version, even if the latter repeats the title sequence for all 7 episodes and the six episodes after the first start with a clip with the conclusion of the previous episode.

All this said, there are three principal reasons why the original TV… Read more

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