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5.0 out of 5 stars I have been drunk with the author
Hughes is an irreverant rogue in full colour in real life. But as an author he is as clear and authoritative as the voice of a cockerel on a crisp spring morning (or in my case..as a polar bear on an ice flow). He cuts through the rubbish and brings fresh insight to an often overlooked part of British 20th Century history. Aspiring academics would do well to read and...
Published on 30 Aug 2007 by Polar Bear Farmer

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1.0 out of 5 stars A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
This book will not only transform our understanding of the Cold War, it will also redefine the craft of the historian. Not since Trevelyan has a scholar deployed such a formidable combination of insight, imagination and erudition. This is history on a truly monumental scale.
Published on 18 Feb 2007 by P. Jackson


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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I have been drunk with the author, 30 Aug 2007
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Polar Bear Farmer (Vancouver, British Columbia Canada) - See all my reviews
Hughes is an irreverant rogue in full colour in real life. But as an author he is as clear and authoritative as the voice of a cockerel on a crisp spring morning (or in my case..as a polar bear on an ice flow). He cuts through the rubbish and brings fresh insight to an often overlooked part of British 20th Century history. Aspiring academics would do well to read and learn.
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, 18 Feb 2007
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P. Jackson "A British Patriot" (The Falklands) - See all my reviews
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This book will not only transform our understanding of the Cold War, it will also redefine the craft of the historian. Not since Trevelyan has a scholar deployed such a formidable combination of insight, imagination and erudition. This is history on a truly monumental scale.
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