Antal, Daniel

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (54 of 58)
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Birthday: 16 Nov
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,930,710 - Total Helpful Votes: 54 of 58
Hitler's Pre-Emptive War: The Battle for Norway, 1&hellip by Henrik O. Lunde
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly written book, 23 April 2011
This book covers extensively a relatively minor theater of WW2. It can be read as a case study on foreign politics, millitary coalitions, strategy and tactics. Never been really interested in the topic but I could not stop reading this book from cover to cover. Gives a lot of thoughts, a great example how you can learn from past mistakes.
Unlocking the Sky: Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the R&hellip by Seth Shulman
This is a great story of great times, the story of the race for the first workable aircraft. It is well known that the first flight was accomplished by the Wright brothers, however, they kept and improved their invention in secret, so the first prizes went to Glenn Hammond Curtiss, from who's point of view the fight to unlock the sky and the make money out of it is told in this book. However, Seth Shulman's narrative is one-sided, a bit ill-dramatized and self-repeating. A good editor could have made an excellent non-fiction book for all that could be recommended to the general public. Being not very well written I think only flight enthusiasts and people with an interest in transport… Read more
The Story of Mr Sommer by Patrick Suskind
The Story of Mr Sommer by Patrick Suskind
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A memorable booklet, 29 Nov 2004
I received this booklet as a birthday present from a friend and read it in Hungarian. This is a beautiful short story, a middle aged man's recollections to his childhood with the omnipresence of Mr Sommer, a restless wanderer of the countryside and a ghost of passing away. I cannot rate the English translation, but the book itself is beautiful, touching, and given the story's contrast with Mr Sommer's light but irresistable presence, a perfect book for such an occasion that put it into my hands. Sampé's illustrations are beautiful. (I am sure that the German original's language gives a perfect rhytm to the story. Dezso Tandori, the translator is one of the greatest living Hungarian… Read more

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