Iago Prytherch

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British Battleships of World War One by R. A. Burt
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Classic, 6 Feb 2013
An absolute classic and one of the best value-for-money naval reference books available anywhere at the moment. Well written, brilliant photographs and excellent drawings give this book almost biblical status as a WW1 reference and it is unlikely to be bettered. Original editions were going for lottery winner prices until this most worthy reprint appeared. For anyone with an interest in naval history the message is simple - buy one!
Panzer IV by Peter John Prince
Panzer IV by Peter John Prince
1.0 out of 5 stars Total rubbish, 6 April 2012
The most unerrudite and wooden piece of literature I've read for a long time. Makes Biggles look like Shakespeare. Need to know anything about the Panzer IV? Don't bother with this. Want a good read? Sorry. The problem with this book is that it fails on all counts. It's no sort of technical manual - despite the title and the cover - nor is it a good novel. An interesting premise - the career of a single tank and the people associated with it - is woefully unfulfilled by poor writing, devoid of any real craft or depth. The first characters we meet are at quite well developed, but later ones become increasingly one dimentional as the book progresses. The same applies to the plot. It starts… Read more

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