R. C. Morris

Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (131 of 182)
Location: Cardiff Wales


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The English Civil War: A People's History by Diane Purkiss
5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the english civil war, 6 Mar 2007
I really enjoyed this book as it not only details the causes and effects of the war but it has numerous witness descriptions of what happened from War injuries and atrocities to descriptions of life in general in those far off days.
Conversations with Stalin by Milovan Djilas
Conversations with Stalin by Milovan Djilas
The author of this book went to see Stalin 2 or 3 times as Yugoslavia's representative at the height of commununism and it's mainly about conversations Djilas had with Stalin and his henchmen over gargantuan meals and drinking evenings at Stalin's dacha outside Moscow. The conversations ranged from deadly serious to Stalin's comic side like tapping Krushchev's head with his pipe and announcing 'see it's empty'

He was also advised that the word Benelux countries was a mix of Belgium/Netherlands and Luxemburg to which he said it wasn't - well no-one had the nerve to contradict him - most of them were too scared. Stalin had a way of getting everyone drunk so he could observe their… Read more
An Uncommon Woman: The Life of Princess Vicky: The&hellip by Hannah Pakula
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is not only a brilliant biography but it also gives one a real insight into the birth of Germany. The craftiness of Bismark and the endless emphasis on military build up. Wilhelm I the grandfather of Kaiser Wilhelm II even had the boy dressed up and playing soldiers at 10.

Much of Bismark's tricks look transparent to us these days but at the time he duped many a foreign leader by his honest broker policy. He like Hitler would use any excuse to demonise his targeted prey - be it France, Austria or socialism. A bear of a man at 6ft 3ins who could eat and drink endlessly. There is a lot on the future Kaiser II and how from an early age his mother noted his hard and… Read more