Russell Wild

Helpful votes received on reviews: 64% (16 of 25)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,409,543 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 25
Queen Mary 2: The Birth of a Legend by Philip Plisson
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Queen Mary 2', 17 July 2007
This book starts out with a brief hisory of the Queen Mary 2 project before embarking on a visual tour-de-force, covering everything from the cutting of the first plate through to the first arrival in New York. It then rounds out with a short, illustrated history of the Cunard line.

If you're looking for an in-depth narrative account of Queen Mary 2's history, then you should probably look elsewhere. This book excels almost purely because of the quality of its many photographs. Plisson is a true professional, and each and every photograph is artistic, often breathtaking, and always revealing. Despite the book being quite large, most of the time there is only one photograph per… Read more
Olympic & Titanic: The Truth Behind the Conspiracy by Bruce Beveridge
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reviewing the 'Truth', 17 July 2007
The idea that Titanic was swapped for Olympic is an enduring conspiracy theory that often leads to heated debates among researchers. In brief for those who are unfamiliar with the concept, the story goes the White Star Line, faced with footing the massive bill to have Olympic repaired after her collision with HMS Hawke, arranged for the mortally wounded vessel to be switched with her near identical sister, Titanic. The 'Titanic' was then deliberately sunk, so that the insurance could be paid out, and the actual Titanic could serve her owners for many years to come under the guise of 'Olympic'.

While on the surface this might not sound entirely implausible, the problem lies in the… Read more
Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris
Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris
0 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I would recommended this highly to Thomas Harris fans. It's easily as good as the previous three Lecter novels and once again combines top-notch research with a thrilling plot.

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