Most Helpful First | Newest First
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book everyone should read,
This review is from: Amazing Tales for Making Men out of Boys (Paperback)I first heard about this book when I seen the Author on a TV show and he was promoting the book. Believe me he was right about everything he said, this book is brilliant. The stories make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end!! This is not a book you read and forget, you will want to read it again and again. What heroes they were, go for it, you won't be dissapointedAmazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ripping Yarns Revisited,
I thoroughly reccommend it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 good points to this book.,
After spending sometime in the military myself, it was such stories like those in this book, especially the ones of the battles and such bravery men showed and their sacrafices for others, that i loved reading about. Men who in this current day and age, very rarely exist. The stories are not only inspirational, and make you think about the world today, but also teach you a bit of history.
The book is very easy to read, with what i feel is rather large print. It is a collection of various stories that all project the same very interesting point. Worth reading.
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At least tell these to your sons................,
This review is from: Amazing Tales for Making Men out of Boys (Paperback)I didn't find this quite as riveting and `exciting' as some reviews say, not because of the lack of stupendous courage, and almost extinct `manliness', but more because it wasn't written in a particularly stimulating way. For me it's quite `dry' a lot of the time, and just lacks the `life' these stories should feel, because they certainly ARE remarkable stories in themselves.
It kept my interest, however, because it's impossible to not be in awe of the unbelievable courage in these stories, and maybe it's in describing the background history which robs the book of its momentum. Historic background is sometimes `dull' in it's telling.
This book does, however, strike a very powerful note with me. It makes a statement at it's core; that modern male children, and young men, have become so `feminised', and masculinity so unfashionable, that modern men of this new generation have lost their way. Traditional male roles have been so diluted that even men's appearance is strongly feminised. (You think not??? Well, when a man's body hair is now treated by most women with at least some revulsion, and that has resulted in many men waxing and shaving, even their legs sometimes, that's a very worrying trend.)
Political correctness and the great feminist movement have brought us to be a shadow of what British men once were, ............and for being brave enough to make the statement it makes about that, means this book is well worth the reading.
It's aimed at older boys as well as adults, but I rather doubt many of those boys would read it cover to cover, which is a shame because they need to read, and be captivated by stories like these.
Had the stories been brought to life a little more, it would have got the full five stars from me. It's still worth the reading, and these stories need to be kept alive, because they're not being surpassed these days in any great way.
Yes, I do know there are still brave and courageous deeds happening in the world......... they're just not recorded and told like they once were, thanks to the PC weenies (small `w') who dominate us all these days.
Hell, I'll give it five stars. The man deserves it for stepping out of line and making his statement............. buy it, and at least read it to your sons!
They sorely need the inspiration to greatness.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book,
This review is from: Amazing Tales for Making Men out of Boys (Paperback)Great book for any man / boy. You can feel the passion in Neil Olivers writing. I love the way he sets the scene in each chapter regarding the era and the mindset of the hero(s).
Very educational for young readers. Each story is like a history lesson but more fun then school!
Of course it is a romantic view that he depicts, slighty distorted and glossy but for me that is what makes the book great. There must be many more tales of British history to be explored so I hope he will do another along the same lines.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book,
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great project, but stretched a little too far,
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good holiday read,
This review is from: Amazing Tales for Making Men out of Boys (Paperback)I bought this book for my husband to take on holiday. Good point was that it kept him quiet for much of the time.Downside was that he found it too easy to read and always had his nose in it. my husband is not a big history fan but said he was given a good insight into events that he had heard about but did not know much detail. All in all the book is a good read, not too heavy,reasonably informative and at times thought provoking. I would recommend this book to people who want more than the standard novel.
4.0 out of 5 stars Stirring stuff,
This review is from: Amazing Tales for Making Men out of Boys (Paperback)As always very well put together, and most readable. Another hit with the males in my family, as well as with me.
5.0 out of 5 stars AWSOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!,
This review is from: Amazing Tales for Making Men out of Boys (Paperback)IT WAS BRILLIANT 10/10 "GREAT JOB" MR OLIVER,
Would highly recommend to anyone with a sense of adventure and history
Most Helpful First | Newest First
Amazing Tales for Making Men out of Boys by Neil Oliver (Paperback - 30 April 2009)