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The Secret State: Whitehall and the Cold War by Peter Hennessy
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
"The Queen must be told" stated Commander Stephens RN on 5 March 1965. What she "must be told" was the "decisions to implement the various states and procedures for a transition to war". And in these, the Coldest days of the High Cold War, there is no doubt that "transition to war" meant transition to a full, nuclear war. "There is no evidence that Her Majusty or her Private Office, on receipt of Stephen's anatomy, asked for a short historical explanation of how her Cold War machine came to be as it was by the spring of 1965. But, if such a volume HAD been requested, it MIGHT have looked like this..."
Professor Peter Hennessy's book is a mixture of humour, with his students at Queen… Read more
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I perminantly loaned 'Noughts and Crosses' from my sister at the weekend after she had finished it. In part, it was because I like to read, and I like to have shelves full of books, and in part it was because I read the prolouge and the first chapter while waiting to go out and liked it (more so than what I was reading at the time).
I only started really reading it today, on a buisness trip to London. Let me put it this way, as I was being interviewed by a General, I was thinking about this book! This is the first book I have ever read, effectively, cover-to-cover in one day. I can hardly describe how AMAZING this book is. Ms Blackman is an exceptionally gifted author, and the book has… Read more

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