R. Mcpherson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 64% (56 of 87)
Location: London


Top Reviewer Ranking: 148,370 - Total Helpful Votes: 56 of 87
The Northmen's Fury: A History of the Viking World by Philip Parker
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I found this book enjoyable and you cant but help admire an empire that's been largely discounted due to the populist rape and pillage view. The sheer scale of their enterprise in tiny little wooden ships is astonishing sweeping from one side of the globe to the other. Sometimes the sheer weight of people and place names is daunting but stay with it.

A good read and very informative.
Rifles: Six Years with Wellington's Legendary Shar&hellip by Mark Urban
I do like historical writings that flow like fiction rather than dry text and Mark Urban does that very well. His book brings the characters and events to life and as ever, there is a lot to learn. The book focuses on the Rifles, rather than the Peninsular Wars and this allows Mark to drill deeper into the subject. It's fascinating to see how the rifle developed almost ad hoc to a considerable degree such that it could not be ignored as a major destructive force. As ever, the bravery of some is amazing, the cowardice of others understandable.
A compelling read.
History of the Lincolnshire Regiment 1914-1918 by C. R. Simpson
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Lincs Man, 16 Jan 2013
My grandfather left me his WW1 medal but sadly his Attestation papers were mostly destroyed by a fire at Kew records office. Knowing his battalion and reg number I was able to track his exploits, except when he was on leave, through this excellent compliation of the Lincs war diaries. A must for WW1 enthusiasts and for Lincs researchers this is close to a holy grail.

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