m j bailey

"milton"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (80 of 92)
Location: england
Birthday: 16 Jun
 

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The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam
The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam
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I like the writing of David Halberstam. At its best it is magisterial in its sweep and the 'helicopter' approach of recording and recounting events at both the highest and lowest levels of action makes it for me the ideal sort of reading material. I did not know a lot about the Korean War but Halberstam has in this work placed on the record for all time the sacrifices that were made by the men on the front line and the arrogant stupidity of some of the Senior Command involved in the decision making process which ended up causing the needless deaths of so many men.

This book should be mandatory reading for all OCS entrants in the US military and beyond.
Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy an&hellip by Jeff Shesol
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read Book, 22 Nov 2011
I have recently finished reading this book and think that it is amongst the best I have read about 20th Century US Politics, rating it just slightly below David Halberstams 'The Best and the Brightest'. The book is well written, well researched and easy to read, keeping your interest at all times. It is both incisive and flows along with plenty of tale telling and gossip. I can just see Johnson making policy decisions to slight, wrong foot or contradict RFK and I found the whole story believable and thrilling to read. This book is required reading for anybody interested in the Johnson Presidency and the decisions made that led and kept the US involved in the disastrous war in Vietnam.
American Recordings ~ Johnny Cash
American Recordings ~ Johnny Cash
4.0 out of 5 stars A Unique Voice, 22 Aug 2011
This is the first Johnny Cash CD I have ever bought and I am glad that I did. It can stand being played over and over without ever becoming boring. Although Johnny Cash could never be accused of being the best singer in the world he certainly had a unique voice and once you learn to ignore the odd bum note these stripped down recordings suit very well. As a Leonard Cohen fan the cover of 'Bird on a Wire' took some getting used to but there are some great tracks on the album and it can be bought at a very reasonable price.

Wish List

The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis
The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis
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Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith