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The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the &hellip by Tim Butcher
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 6 May 2014
This is part biography part travelogue but it is all stirring stuff. The author meets Princip's actual family, most of whom still live locally.

He walks in the footsteps of his subject on his journed to murder in Sarajevo, we learn much more about the history of the whole area, a beautiful place beset by complex problems. its really vibrant living history writing.

The remarkable kindness of all the people the author meets on his quest comes through again and again but also the sadness of war and rivalry that turns people into monsters.

It truly is a gem of a book. The author who covered the 1990's Balkan wars brings a unique perspective to this book. It is… Read more
Knog Frog Strobe 1 LED Rear Light Knog
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Please dont buy if you cycle in the rain.

It cant cope with the wet. I got mine about 5 weeks ago, I commute to work by bike every day. This morning there were some sleet for about 15 mins and the light stopped working.

My trusty "Cat eye" lights are still working despite being exposed to the vagaries of the weather for months but this one does not cut the mustard.
Terror in Ireland 1916-1923 by David Fitzpatrick
Terror in Ireland 1916-1923 by David Fitzpatrick
3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 29 May 2012
Wonderful series of essays by historians at the top of their game. In particular the "Kilmichael" and "Bloody Sunday" contributions are especially chilling and fascinating.

Its a wonderful concept to have different hisorians offer their own take on this turbulent era of history, all the essays stand alone in their own right though the book still holds together very well as a narrative

The vindication of Peter Hart is delivered in factual prose in the piece on Kilmichael, what I like about this essay is that its plain the author has no axe to grind and just wants to establish the facts.

The myth of Bloody Sunday as well is exposed with mini bios of all the… Read more

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