A. Smith

Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (29 of 36)
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne


Top Reviewer Ranking: 201,220 - Total Helpful Votes: 29 of 36
This Hallowed Ground: A History of the Civil War (&hellip by Bruce Catton
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 30 May 2014
This book is simply excellent. You can tell the author grew up with veterans of the Civil War as his tone is a lot more personal and emotive than what I am used to in a history book. However, this never obscures the detail, and both the horror and grandeur of war are in full relief.

His style may be a little too poetic for many who prefer a drier, academic tone, but I can thoroughly recommend this to anyone with an interest in the great American conflict.

I will certainly be exploring more of the author's works in future.
Spades Free by AI Factory Limited
Spades Free by AI Factory Limited
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking game!, 17 Mar 2014
This is an excellent game. Requires a lot of thought, and I love the way the score fluctuates so that the result is not a foregone conclusion.
Tear In Time (Time Travel) by Christopher David Petersen
Tear In Time (Time Travel) by Christopher David Petersen
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 19 Jan 2014
Very interesting idea, only spoiled in my opinion by the idea that a surgeon could make a good cavalry commander. Strains credibility a bit beyond the willing suspension of disbelief.