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1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor indeed and from a "historian"?, 28 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Jochen Peiper, Justice Denied (Paperback)
Appallingly poorly written. In places it reads like a poor O Level history essay and at others like he has just transcribed bare notes without any thought. Also, I have never come across a published work which contains such ridiculous and breathtakingly careless amounts of typos. There are so many of all kinds it beggars belief - every paragraph! And, it appears that punctuation is a complete mystery to the author. I was so frustrated with the thing I threw it away. If self published, please spend some valuable time proof-reading!
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Initial post: 5 Sep 2014 10:52:49 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Mar 2015 15:21:28 GMT
edward teach says:
It is a shame you threw it away, early prints with typos are worth something. Grammar is subjective, in 'The True History of the Kelly Gang' which is written by one of the best selling authors in the world (Peter Carey),there is no punctuation at all. Interestingly, you begin a sentence with 'And' is this correct grammar? I only point these things out because I really enjoyed the book and found it got better as it went on, it comes to some interesting conclusions. Yes there are typos but I did not find them as annoying as you clearly do, its a shame, because I personally feel its a great read. Language is about getting your message across, not whether it fits into certain parameters. Perhaps you should write a book yourself? How was my punctuation? I was just looking over this again, no verified purchase.............................interesting......

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Posted on 16 Dec 2014 15:52:52 GMT
rosie webb says:
wow, what a nasty spiteful review. Odd, I have the book, I have read the book and have reviewed the book, I don't understand these comments at all. I think its a great read with some very interesting conclusions, very curious indeed, I wonder about the motive here.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2014 16:31:53 GMT
No motive, no spite. I just thought that the prose, editing and publication was so poor that I couldn't follow it. I am interested in what happened at Malmedy as well as the subsequent dramas. The war-crimes trial, the interrogation processes and the subsequent congressional review, Pieper's release and eventual murder.
I couldn't tolerate this particular book so I bought "Massacre at Malmedy" by Whiting - "Whiting, Charles; "Massacre at Malmedy"; Pen & Sword; 2007".
This gave me what I wanted. I meant no offense.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jan 2015 17:05:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2015 18:10:15 GMT
it is curious, I also have read but fail to see all these typos. perhaps it was an early release, because my copy is fine. a great book and a story told with great detail, it made me think very hard about other Peiper books I have read, including Whiting's, which in my opinion reads like a comic book, subsequently has been very much derided in military history circles. I think you have accidentally ended up with a bad/proof copy. which would in itself be worth something in time. o well, such is life.
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