Review: The Holocaust: A New History – Laurence Rees

5 of 5 stars My version: Audiobook Non Fiction Viking 2017 StoryTel subscription Laurence Rees' masterpiece is revealing in three ways. First, it is based not only on the latest academic research, but also on 25 years of interviewing survivors and perpetrators, often at the sites of the events, many of whom have never had their words published …

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Review: The Lions of Lucerne – Brad Thor

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Central Europe 1914 to 1935

Today's offering from the Rand McNally World Atlas of 1946, is the final one. This map is of course the one that was current at the outbreak of World War II. The section at the front is a series of maps of Europe, which I've posted the last couple of weeks. This final one, isn't …

Central Europe 1815 to 1866

Today's offering from the Rand McNally World Atlas of 1946, is entitled 'Central Europe 1815 to 1866.' The map seems to have been done to concentrate, as the index down the bottom there suggests, on The German Confederation, Kingdom of Prussia and the Austrian Empire. I think you can get an even more clear picture …

Review: White Water, Black Death – Shaun Ebelthite

An excellent tale of a primeval fear - and bad PR

Europe in 1814

This time, we've moved forward to 1815 in the Rand McNally World Atlas Premier Collection, still published in 1946. The copy accompanying the map, goes like this: The Congress of Vienna in 1815 re-fashioned the map of Europe after the downfall of Napoleon. England and France in the west; Austria and Russia in the east; …

Europe in 1810

I hope this is interesting and helpful to your reading enjoyment

Review: The Bourne Initiative – Eric Van Lustbader

5 of 5 stars Series: Jason Bourne 14 My version: Hardback Fiction Thriller Head of Zeus 2017 Bought Jason Bourne is on the run. His old friend, General Boris Karpov, is dead. But Karpov, once head of the feared Russian FSB, lives on in the cyber weapon he devised before his death, capable of penetrating the heart of America's …

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Review: Rules of Honour – Matt Hilton

4 1/2 of 5 stars Series: Joe Hunter 8 My version: Hardback Fiction Thriller Michael Joseph 2016 Bought When Rink's father is brutally murdered, Joe has to stop his friend rushing headlong for vengeance. Because Rink's mother witnessed the crime and Yukiko isn't telling everything she knows. Her silence is governed by the Japanese tradition of giri, or …