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on 26 July 2017
Making my way through this book. So far , Sir Tommy McPherson concentrates on his origins in Newtonmore, Scotland and his school days moving on to Churchills request for the creation of a Commando Unit. Can't wait to read the rest of Sir Tommy's incredible life story and how he ended up as our most decorated soldier of WW2 - but at the same time, he's a virtual unknown, unsung, soldier.
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on 12 July 2015
Great book, this man just loved getting into sticky situations. He led a full life that anyone could look back on and be proud of. He proved that through natural ability and tenacity you can do anything you want to in life. My biggest surprise was how he made it big in "civvy street" and became a leading figure in British Commerce. He even had time to play rugby for London Scottish.
What a man !!
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on 21 March 2017
What a story! If I didn't know it was true, I wouldn't have believed it. What a character. Well worth a read. Disappointed not to have met him; particularly as my wife has!
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on 1 June 2018
This wasn't as interesting as i thought it would be. As amazing as his WW2 career sounds and was, he didnt go into a lot of detail about his experiences and i found myself skipping chapters towards the end as i was a little bored. Some parts were great and i was hoping he would tell me more and then he didnt and that ruined it for me a bit.
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on 7 June 2018
Excellent book detailing his childhood, wartime experiences which you really couldn't make up and business life post war. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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on 20 January 2016
A truly remarkable account of an amazing life. A real war hero, who went on to have a very successful career in business.
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on 18 May 2014
I read someone else's review before buying which said that the first half is really good but the second half reads like a list of impressive personalities that Macpherson met. Agreed. The first half is a fantastically good war record of an amazing personality but the second half (peacetime) struggles to match the dramatic intensity of the first half. When all's said and done, you got to love this guy's spirit though!
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on 28 June 2016
Really interesting bloke, cracking book, really easy read.
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on 13 January 2015
I found the book interesting in parts, the bravery he showed during the war was outstanding, but it was too much reference towards his private life especially about sport rugby in particular and to his private business after the war.
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on 5 November 2017
Shows the futility of war
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