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C. H. Maginniss

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (147 of 156)
Location: UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 17,109 - Total Helpful Votes: 147 of 156
Operation Typhoon: Hitler's March on Moscow, Octob&hellip by David Stahel
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whirlwind, 7 Mar 2013
Operation TYPHOON is a most absorbing book for those interested in operations on the Eastern Front during 1941. The material is presented in a clear, coherent, fluid and structured manner which makes exceptionally engaging reading. David Stahel writes the overview from the German perspective in the manner that David Glantz offers for the detail from the Soviet one. For the military analyst, David Stahel focuses upon the Operational Level of War but his integration of the experiences of soldiers and officers at different levels of command give this study personal substance, although by the style of its content, the script enables David Stahel to avoid the bloody horror of combat, in a manner… Read more
Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers who Turn&hellip by Paul Kennedy
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Engineers of Victory is a most absorbing book. The material is presented in a clear, coherent and structured manner which makes exceptionally engaging reading. Paul Kennedy has most certainly selected a most interesting subject and although his subject areas have been covered in specialised publications he has certainly brought many of the issues to life from an interesting perspective supported by his personal analysis. For the military analyst, his take on the operational level of war is far from doctrinally pure but he does focus upon the Movers & Shakers, both individuals and teams, that delivered the operational level capability.

I have though, three observations. First, the… Read more
Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold &hellip by Calder Walton
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Empire of Secrets is a most absorbing book. The material, mightily researched, is carefully presented in a clear, coherent and structured manner which makes exceptionally engaging reading. Calder Walton has most certainly selected a most interesting subject in an arena that has almost exclusively been overshadowed by the intelligence aspects of the more direct Cold War confrontation between the Superpowers. I am particularly intrigued by his historical comparisons with current events, which offer another view of the past and there are most certainly lessons which keep being relearned.

I have though, three observations. First, the consistent, irritating and inappropriate use of… Read more

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