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Soldiers of the Sun: The Rise and Fall of the Imperial Japanese Army
Soldiers of the Sun: The Rise and Fall of the Imperial Japanese Army
by Meirion Harries
Edition: Hardcover

2.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing journalistic narrative., 17 July 2016
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Very journalistic. Lots of story but lacks analysis. If you want a sound well researched analysis and evaluation look elsewhere.


Better PowerPoint (R): Quick Fixes Based On How Your Audience Thinks
Better PowerPoint (R): Quick Fixes Based On How Your Audience Thinks
by Stephen Kosslyn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Sound advice based on real research, 17 July 2016
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Valuable insights based on sound research. A useful counterpoint to the gee-whiz techno focus of manuals intent on showing you how to use every last feature of the software, which fail to tell you when/when not to use it, and the wow-look-at-me self-promotion by some (allegedly star) professional presentation coach.


Before aggression;: Europeans prepare the Japanese Army (Association for Asian Studies. Monographs and papers)
Before aggression;: Europeans prepare the Japanese Army (Association for Asian Studies. Monographs and papers)
by Ernst Leopold Presseisen
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars I'd like to have seen more hard detail on exactly what ..., 17 July 2016
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Though dated, still relevant and readable. I'd like to have seen more hard detail on exactly what the Japanese were taught in terms of technique and how well they adapted it, particularly the influence of German thinking on strategy, and perhaps a bit more analysis of the supposedly 'tremendous influence' of German General Meckel when contrasted to his apparently damp squib departure in 1888.


A History Of Christianity [DVD] [2009]
A History Of Christianity [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Diarmaid MacCulloch
Price: £10.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent I have found every episodes informative and enjoyable, 31 Mar. 2016
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Excellent I have found every episodes informative and enjoyable.
If I had to suggest any improvement it would be that there could a couple of prequel episodes covering the 'first thousand years', ie the Greek and Israelite background before the start of Christianity, as in the author/presenter's book.


Russia: War Peace and Diplomacy: Essays in Honour of John Erickson (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Russia: War Peace and Diplomacy: Essays in Honour of John Erickson (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
by Mark Erickson
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As an older work composed of pieces by multiple authors there are going to be some that have lasted better than others, 31 Jan. 2016
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This will need some reading and rereading to evaluate. As an older work composed of pieces by multiple authors there are going to be some that have lasted better than others, and some where thinking has moved on. Fair enough. So far, however, I would say it has been worth the money.


Herlitz PP-Foil Filing Strip - Assorted (Pack of 150)
Herlitz PP-Foil Filing Strip - Assorted (Pack of 150)
Price: £6.49

5.0 out of 5 stars This does the job!, 24 Jan. 2016
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They do just what I wanted. the only problem is with a really heavy item attached they will tear/deform.


The Unknown Eastern Front: The Wehrmacht and Hitler's Foreign Soldiers
The Unknown Eastern Front: The Wehrmacht and Hitler's Foreign Soldiers
by Rolf-Dieter Muller
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing. I didn't feel there was anything new here ..., 1 Dec. 2015
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Disappointing. I didn't feel there was anything new here, neither factual or analytic. I had expected more from such an important historian of the period. On the other hand, perhaps I have missed something fundamental, but I don't think so.


Enemy in the East: Hitler's Secret Plans to Invade the Soviet Union
Enemy in the East: Hitler's Secret Plans to Invade the Soviet Union
by Rolf-Dieter Muller
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent., 22 Oct. 2015
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As we should expect an excellent and informative volume. Gives a far longer perspective on the background and planning of Barbarossa than is usually encountered. This could easily have been twice as long, and would have still been worth the effort. If I have one regret it is that I cannot read German to follow up on the footnotes and bibliography.


Matrix Games for Modern Wargaming Developments in Professional and Educational Wargames Innovations in Wargaming Volume 2
Matrix Games for Modern Wargaming Developments in Professional and Educational Wargames Innovations in Wargaming Volume 2
by John Curry
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Atimulating, left me wanting more., 22 Oct. 2015
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A worthwhile purchase. I ended up just reading it for pleasure. If I had any suggestions for improvement I would have liked to see a bit more on theory of how to design matrix games and the way briefings shape the game, perhaps with a 'worked' example


Life Is Sweet [DVD]
Life Is Sweet [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alison Steadman
Offered by westworld-
Price: £9.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film, 20 Aug. 2015
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A slice of how (extra)ordinary our apparently ordinary lives are.


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