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Narrow Gauge Railways in South Caernarvonshire: v.&hellip by James I.C. Boyd
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
J I C Boyd is a well renowned railway historian, and is famed for his works on the Welsh Narrow Gauge. His two volume history of the world famous Ffestiniog Railway is still regarded as THE definitive work on that railway. This volume of the two volume series, Narrow Gauge Railways in South Caernarfonshire is another classic addition to his work. He deals with each of the minor railway systems that were in existence in the area in detail. Many of these systems are given a large amount of attention given their relatively short lived existences and the probable shortage of primary materials. As usual the book is written in Boyd's accesible style and is ideal to dip in and out of… Read more
Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Masterful, 7 Sep 2008
Antonty Beevor's Stalingrad and its companion Berlin 1945: the Downfall are simply masterful pieces of military history writing. However to describe these works as pure military history would be to underestimate the depth of the studies. These two books rise above the dry military history accounts of the movements of battle groups and divisions and provide the reader with an account of the diplomatic, political, geographical, technological, meterological and most importantly sociological aspects of the war on the Eastern front. Using sources that provide first hand accounts and a writing style that would be the envy of any novelist, Beevor provides a rip-roaring page turning unputdownable… Read more
The Union of 1707: Why and How by Paul Henderson Scott
The Union of 1707: Why and How by Paul Henderson Scott
1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Paul Henderson Scott has produced yet another in a long series of Nationalist Diatribes attempting to make the case for the dissolution of the 1707 Union, and ultimately the construction of an independent Scottish state.

Henderson Scott makes his case, in my view less than convincingly, that the 1707 union was passed solely by corruption and bribery, dismissing long held evidence that those 'bribed' were a small minority even if they did hold influence. He ignores much evidence that may contradict his argument and relies on a self confessed fraud for much of his contemporary evidence.

For readers seeking an introduction to the 1707 union you are better looking… Read more

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