Dennis Lendrem

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Thinking Statistically by Uri Bram
I enjoyed this short Christmas read on Thinking Statistically by Uri Bram.

It does three important aspects of statistical thinking - selection bias, endogeneity and Bayes Theorem - in an easy, direct, conversational style designed to be understood by anyone. Some people love it and some people hate it. Those who hate it probably have unrealistic expectations of an introductory text on statistical thinking. This book is about statistical thinking and not a statistics primer.

Warning: This book is written in plain English. Those fluent in Greek and algebra may be disappointed. If you are looking for a book on Statistics this isn't for you. You won't be able to do a… Read more
Trautmann's Journey: From Hitler Youth to FA Cup L&hellip by Catrine Clay
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
On the Eastern Front, Bert Trautmann and his best friend Peter Kularz are separated from their unit in a wood by the Dnieper River. In the night they are woken by shots and decide to investigate. They witness the horrific murder of Russian civilians in a mass grave 3m deep and 50m long. Terrified they steal away into the darkness of the wood never to speak of it again.

After three years on the Russian front, Bert is transferred to the western front. He is captured and becomes a prisoner of war. Unlike many, he cannot easily dismiss the re-education classes as British propaganda. He is a witness to Nazi genocide.

I bought this book because Bert Trautmann was one of… Read more
The Imperial War Museum Book of the Somme (Pan Gra&hellip by Malcolm Brown
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A superb, authoritative, well researched and gripping account of this conflict. Drawing heavily upon contemporary letters and diaries Malcolm Brown weaves a compelling mixture. The book tells the moving stories of individual soldiers who fought and died at the Somme set against the military and political backdrop to the battle.

The first three chapters give the background to the conflict, the initial build up and countdown to the first day. The fourth and fifth chapters give detailed accounts of the terrible first day on the third and fourth army fronts. Chapters six and seven cover counter-attacking operations and chapter eight the long drawn out summer on the Somme… Read more

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