Trevor Stafford

"T Stafford"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (173 of 204)
Location: Ipswich
Birthday: 14 May
In My Own Words:
Just finished post-grad studies in Modern European History, going on to teacher training. An enthusiast for all history, especially from the enlightenment onwards, I have a particular interest in C20th Naval conflict and the air campaigns of the Second World War.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 21,957 - Total Helpful Votes: 173 of 204
OCR GCSE History A Schools History Project: The Am&hellip by Paul Shuter
To be clear, this is a student textbook, not a revision guide. It offers a fresh approach, and deals with some key themes of the American West, such as Homesteading and the Cattle Industry, in excellent depth. In other syllabus areas, for example Law & Order, I prefer the standard text by Martin & Shepard( which also benefits from an 'Essential' version for those students who struggle with text-dense books.

A great resource for teachers to use, however, produced to a high standard and visually appealing.
A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks
A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment, 12 Dec 2013
Firstly, I have always relished Faulks' craft and style; I downloaded this without a second thought. I became increasingly uncomfortable, however, with a plot including Auschwitz. For me, this is a hallowed area which is best left alone; I accept Kenneally triumphed with Schindler, but this is no Schindler. I confess to being an historian, and perhaps more sensitive - or pompous - than most, but I simply found the plot distasteful. This was compounded by a lack of depth in both plot, and cipher characters, which made me wonder if I was reading a literary parody - let's hope I was, and just didn't clock it.
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
5.0 out of 5 stars Apocalypse Then, 10 May 2013
The genuine article, hard to read without referencing back to Apocalypse Now, but worth persevering with. A malleable text, you can see why universities love imposing various different interpretations on it.

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