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Google Cardboard kit @ 45mm Focal Length - Brown Version with NFC Tag and Headstrap
Google Cardboard kit @ 45mm Focal Length - Brown Version with NFC Tag and Headstrap

1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality lenses and no assembly instructions, 30 Mar. 2016
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No assembly instructions included. Exceptionally poor quality lenses. Doesn't fit iPhone 6.


Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
by Stephen E. Ambrose
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing like it in the world, 7 Jun. 2006
Stephen E. Ambrose's "Nothing Like it in the World: The Men who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869" which tells the story of the building of the first railway to join the American East and West coast in the 1860s.

Like all Stephen Ambrose books that I have reads, it tells it's story in a very accessible and human way.

How did the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroad companies build the longest railway in the world across empty wastelands, prarie and mountains from Omaha to Sacramento?

Ambrose sucessfully tells the story of how the railway was built whilst describing the colourful characters who conceived it and managed construction. He is equally at home describing the labours of the thousands of Chinese, Irish and Mormon laborers who sweated to build the railroad in unimaginable conditions as he is in describing the corruption and financial shinanigans surrounding the endeavour.

After the railway was completed travel time from the East Coast to West Coast was cut from months to five days. Travel within the US was forever changed.

Indeed, nothing like it in the world...


Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
by Robert Coram
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £26.86

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most original military thinker since Sun Tzu., 31 July 2004
John Boyd was a US Airforce pilot who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He developed a methodology called E-M Theory in the 1950s. E-M Theory was the first mathematical way of describing an aircraft's dogfighting characteristics and led to a systematic method of comparing aircraft performance and, more importantly, working out the best way to fight the strengths of one aircraft against the weaknesses of an adversary. Simply revolutionary at the time. He is known as the father of the F-15 and was a member of the so called "Fighter Maffia" who foisted the F-16 on an downright hostile USAF in the seventies. Some have said John Boyd was the most original military thinker since Sun Tzu.
Enjoyed reading the book, although it was a very sycophantic in places. Having said that it tells the story of a man who persisted in what be believed in and revolutionised air to air combat.
Recommended.
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Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
by R Coram
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.96

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most original military thinker since Sun Tzu., 31 July 2004
John Boyd was a US Airforce pilot who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He developed a methodology called E-M Theory in the 1950s. E-M Theory was the first mathematical way of describing an aircraft's dogfighting characteristics and led to a systematic method of comparing aircraft performance and, more importantly, working out the best way to fight the strengths of one aircraft against the weaknesses of an adversary. Simply revolutionary at the time. He is known as the father of the F-15 and was a member of the so called "Fighter Maffia" who foisted the F-16 on an downright hostile USAF in the seventies. Some have said John Boyd was the most original military thinker since Sun Tzu.
Enjoyed reading the book, although it was a very sycophantic in places. Having said that it tells the story of a man who persisted in what be believed in and revolutionised air to air combat.
Recommended.


Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
by Robert Coram
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £26.86

5.0 out of 5 stars The most original military thinker since Sun Tzu, 31 July 2004
John Boyd was a US Airforce pilot who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He developed a methodology called E-M Theory in the 1950s. E-M Theory was the first mathematical way of describing an aircraft's dogfighting characteristics and led to a systematic method of comparing aircraft performance and, more importantly, working out the best way to fight the strengths of one aircraft against the weaknesses of an adversary. Simply revolutionary at the time. He is known as the father of the F-15 and was a member of the so called "Fighter Maffia" who foisted the F-16 on an downright hostile USAF in the seventies. Some have said John Boyd was the most original military thinker since Sun Tzu.
Enjoyed reading the book, although it was a very sycophantic in places. Having said that it tells the story of a man who persisted in what be believed in and revolutionised air to air combat.
Recommended


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