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A Reluctant Hero: The Life of Captain Robert Ryder VC by [Hopton, Richard]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2680 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword (29 Feb. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0091WB5AM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #89,805 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This was the first book that I have read by Richard Hopton and I hope he writes many more. Very well researched,interesting and entertaining and indeed difficult to put down. It was sad that Ryder VC an incredible and very brave sailor later found Parliament and the Retail Business difficult. In my opinion this book is a must for anyone who enjoys reading naval or military history.
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I knew of the actions that this man was involved in but not his name which is not surprising given his nature and explained by the title. One cannot fail to be staggered by Ryders casual acceptance of injury and death that went hand in hand with the operations he planned and took part in. The only real surprise is that he survived the most dangerous actions pretty much unscathed, if you have a guardian angel you have to hope it is like his. His other roles behind the scenes are no less fantastic. The book is well written with clear descriptions of plans and action. It is no wonder that with people like Ryder on our side we were able to defeat the Germans.
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One of the most enjoyable books I have read this year. An incredible life story of one of the heros of WWII. He was a man who led from the front and had the capacity to inspire others to achieve great things. If you are interested in naval history, sailing or Antartic exploration all between one cover, it is difficult to think of a better beautifully written book.
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What an incredibly interesting life Robert Ryder led.
You think its a slow start, but this shows what a comitted person wih pure determination can achieve against all the odds.
It is an inspiration to us all in this modern selfish world we live in.
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An inspiring story of courage and adventure. I recommend this biography to anyone interested in the sea, the second world war or a life well lived.
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The story of the Saint Nazaire raid is probably one of the best modern examples of the British tendency towards raiding. This is a well written book paying tribute to one of the Great heroes of WW 2. Captain Ryder deserves to be remembered in this way.
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What a wonderful person this man must have been, and so much he achieved in life both for himself and for the Country. A very enjoyable story.
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one word describes this book -excellent. a truly amazing
account of the life of a remarkable and adventurous navy man.
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