Cameron Aitken

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (41 of 44)
Location: Scotland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 670,873 - Total Helpful Votes: 41 of 44
Russia: A 1000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East by Martin Sixsmith
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Russia:The wild East", 18 Aug 2011
Made to accompany a TV series it is for a wide audience ; condenced into a few hours listening it would cover the same space in time as "The Sceptred Isle" took to cover 30 or so hours of listening. None the less it does not pretend to be anyting other than a breif introduction to its subject and as such it is an excellant way to pass dead time; whilst driving; and in so do get a taste for the history of one of Europs great powers
We in Scotland: Thatcherism in a Cold Climate by David Torrance
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book; Margaret Thatcher will long be talked about in Scotland and the pasing of years has not dampend excitement. David Torrance has done a good job, his detailed research,excellent style and objective analysis gives the book a potential audience beyond the politically interested. That Margaret Thatcher was unpopular in Scotland is an understatement; the Conservatives actually gained seats against a trend once John Major took over. However this book is not just about Thatcher it is about the politics of Scotland in the 1980's a formative period in the story of devolution and the decline of the Conservative Party ; above all an good read and a good seqil to David Torence's "The… Read more
Battleground Prussia: The Assault on Germany's Eas&hellip by Prit Buttar
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This is a good book from a new author; Prit Buttar, a former army surgeon, he explores the details of the German collapse along the Baltic coast in the last 4 months of the War. Largely unknowen to readers in Britain these battles involved fighting on a massive scale; the German casualties were probably greater than those sustained by the British and Commonwealth forces in the whole of the War; include a sea evacuation much larger than Dunkirk and you begin to understand the immensity of the battle.

Prit Buttar has approached his subject well; taking researched military details and combining them with the testimonials of eye witness accounts he wealds together a coherent record… Read more

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