M. McManus

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,533 - Total Helpful Votes: 1755 of 2034
Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret St&hellip by Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The author was the most senior ever Warsaw Pact intelligence official to defect, and even today lives in secret. He served as Romania's spy chief for decades, and in this capacity, regularly attended Eastern bloc summits and secret meetings where the Eastern Bloc's secret services plotted against the West. This means whatever he says must be taken much more seriously than other authors. Central to his book is the claim the KGB and their allies carefully manipulated information and planted stories as part of a campaign of "disinformation" to divide and conquer Western peoples.

Pacepa talks on how in the years after World War II, the Eastern Bloc eliminated opponents in… Read more
Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood (PS3) by Ubisoft
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, 9 Feb 2014
This tells the story of the McCall brothers, Confederate Army veterans who make their way across the Wild West after the war, en route to the Mexican city of Juarez, where they are lured by tales of a great treasure. However, they have been accused of deserting the battlefield, and are pursued by Confederates, US Marshalls and rival criminals.

This is a great shoot-em-up. You get to try a whole range of era authentic weapons, and can even use Native American bows and arrows. You get to fight in trenches in the US Civil war, fighting Native American ambushes on stage coaches and timber building Wild West towns. this variety of battlefields is very fun. There are also… Read more
Moscow Gold? The Soviet Union and the British left by Paul Anderson
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This book analyses the relationship between the USSR and various parts of the British left. The book shows how enthusiasm for the USSR was high during the 20s and 30s, with prominent leftist from Britain's Labour Party and trade unions given VIP tours of the glorious new workers' paradise. These tours of course only showed the side the Soviets wanted them to see; smiling, well fed 'workers' in Potemkin villages, whilst millions slaved and starved in the gulags. These delegations often returned with glowing reports of the USSR.

The Nazi-Soviet Pact temporarily dampened this enthusiasm, but with the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941, and Stalin joining the Allies, this enthusiasm… Read more

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