M. L. Richings

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (593 of 635)
Location: Birmingham, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 24,419 - Total Helpful Votes: 593 of 635
John Peebles' American War, 1776-82 (Publications &hellip by John Peebles
This book has to be one of the most comprehensive, detailed, in depth accounts of life in the higher echelons of Army society at a pivotal moment in the history of the British Empire in America, In it we not only get accounts of the principle battles of the conflict such as Monmouth, Brandywine and Germantown and the retreat from Philadephia to New York and also the siege of charlestown not to mention the failed attempt to rescue General Cornwallis from Yorktown in 1781, all so vividly documented one can clise ones eyes and truly imagine the shole thing, but also the elegant social side of the British Army Officer class in the 18th Century so rigidly ritualisticaly stuck to that a tiresome… Read more
Bradshaws Continental Railway Guide (Old House) by George Bradshaw
59 of 60 people found the following review helpful
This hefty tome, as austere and daunting as it looks, has to rank as one of the most outstanding works in the history of railway literature, here is something no well heeled traveller, in the death throes of genteel Edwardian England, could afford to be without, over the course of its 1106 pages, the traveller has everything at their fingertips they would ever need, a comprehensive guide of direct routes to the principle cities, railway timetable of each country of europe, a hotel directory, general advice to travellers, almanac & tide table, information on money, weights & measures, a short descriptive guide to each country and its principle cities and much much more, this is in my opinion… Read more
Bradshaw's Handbook 1863 (Premium Edition) by George Bradshaw
39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 26 Sep 2012
My first initial review wasnt very favourable, admittedly i only held it and flicked through it quickly, so I put my money where my mouth was and bought this edition and after holding this nearly all day and leafing through it, its just brilliant, superb quality at a great price, i feel ashamed by my first review, i didnt give it a chance, but now im glad i have done, it will be the best 17 you've ever spent

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