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Inside Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupati&hellip by Mark Mazower
An excellent but harrowing history of the Greek occupation. Mazower does not whitewash any aspects. The British duplicity, the Greek collaborators, the savage mountain guerilla fighters - every aspect gets a well reasoned and excellently referenced coverage with no obvious bias. The barbarity of the Nazis however, even now some 70 years later, beggars belief. That such atrocities could be carried out without significant dissent by so many German soldiers can only sicken any decent reader.

Reading this book at a time when USA has decided to unilaterally bomb innocent civilians in IS occupied Syria in response to the beheading of 2 US citizens by the so called Islamic State shows… Read more
Mediterranean Seafood (Cookery Library) by Alan Davidson
For anyone with any interest in Mediterranean seafood this book will become your most prized text. The author is witty, erudite and very knowledgeable. The first part of the book is a very comprehensive guide to the fishes and crustations. Most useful is that each entry is named in the languages of the countries that border the Mediterranean as well as English. Illustrations are in the form of sketches which in my opinion are so much better in this context that photographs. The second part of the book is a selection of recipes and methods of cooking the fish. Cross referencing between the species of sea creature and ways to prepare them are contained in the text and also in the… Read more
Culinaria: European Specialties (Two volumes) by Andre Domine
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This massive book was obviously written for a USA readership - weights and measures are US although metric appears in brackets.

The book is riddled with inaccuracies - Scotland section has 2 pages of American style cocktails using scotch whisky, Greece section never even mentions olive oil production, Cox's apples are attributed to Germany (Richard Cox was British), as are Golden Delicious (American origin but widely grown in France) - I could go on.

Turkey has mysteriously become European but the Balkan countries are left out.

The actual text for each country reiterates some very out of date stereotypes - in England "officers" eat roast rib of beef… Read more

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