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Top Customer Reviews: The Emperor ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 8 ratings
5 / 5
Fascinating Book in the fascinating man. The book writes well in the known period smaller that history. It would have given it five stars except astonishingly does not have the alone illustration, not even of Charlemagne he. Possibly ossia because has a Kindle the edition and a version of impression has illustrations. I do not know . Ossia Really too bad, because it is such a subject interesting that the few illustrations would have done an excellent book.
5 / 5
Chamberlin Is a Scholar that writes of simple and elegant form. It does not gladden in informing you done but aventajado period, but consecrates explains he for the pleasure the things became gives form that became! Already Or it has known of indignant work, but no hesito in classificá-the like this an excellent historian and recommend this book.
4 / 5
Written in the formal, seemingly 'flowered', almost pretentious English, looks an author tries to duplicate an elderly scholar and or poetic texts of his material of source. If ossia to be first yours book in a history, stop and find another of the most modern fashion. It has taken work to finalise, likes opposed when being that it entertains, which is reason until recently the history has been always thought of like this dry and uninteresting to some masses.
5 / 5
This book was full of information that was has organised bad. A flow of him was chaotic and too hard to follow.
5 / 5
A summation of one founding of a Carolingians and in Charlemagne like the real man. It is not hard the envision was the leader, as some the brief looks in him likes the man is quite interesting. After all a military and political history, rests that loves it know more in his private life.
5 / 5
Charlemagne is looked in my genealogy that sparked the desire to learn more roughly lucido. I have found a book that interest and sincere layer some triumphs and tragedies of his life and time. The times am not sure state yes would owe that be proud or embarrassed to be the descendant. All the things have considered am coming to admire his accomplishments while recognising his humanity. It would recommend this book to any the one who is interested in a life and time of Charlemagne.
4 / 5
To good sure more than me never learnt in my classes of institute. If you are interested in mediaeval history of Europe, this book is a lot
4 / 5
This book is very interesting. An author writes clearly, and has learnt the plot roughly Charlemagne and an empire has created. More than the military leader, Charlemagne has created the governmental system, feudalism. A lot his success has been due to some people has selected to administer some zones under his principle. Men like Alcuin, Einhardt, and Eric of Friuli is interesting in his own way. A church is also appropriate in this studio. Faith has not been like this refined how is today. The church and the state selection have come later. Without a church, Charlemagne probably would not be resulted emperor. In a same way, a church of Rome would not have resulted independent of Constantinopla.

Top Customer Reviews: A Woman of No ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 6 ratings
5 / 5
Formed: Hardcover 'A Woman of any Importance'
A brilliant memoir of Virginia Soiled, Baltimora socialite, and probably one the majority of unlikely spy partorisca surface some early days of WWII. Law partorisca an Executive of Special Operations (SOUND) throughout many a war, later like an agent of a OSS and his metamorphosis to a CIA. Like the master of disguise, was able to walk roughly without looking for German occupiers in France, coverages partorisca hold organised and drops partorisca air as well as streets of evasion of France in Spagna neutral. In the a lot of ways was an equivalent of Krystynia Skarbek aka Christine Granville the one who has done of 1940 on partorisca SIS, later enveloped the MI6. 'A Woman of any Importance' for Sonia Purnell summarizes the hair that has shouted the episodes resembled that is to outline in 'A Spy That has wanted to' for Clare Mully, both reservations partorisca pay tribute to two a lot talented the exceptional lovely women and the importance adds. Partorisca Comprise the British invention turns a tide against Germania in WWII, both books are recommended highly.

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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Second world-wide War - had not listened never of his attacker.
5 / 5
Formed: Hardcover A really obliging the history in the woman are sad that more the people have not listened of. A true pioneer in his field, and the hero of war.
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Top Customer Reviews: The House of ...

Rating: 5 out of 5 with 1 ratings
5 / 5
Meticulously Researched and exquisitely writing, this work amena some lives and time of the selection of collector of elite of the Hebrew art French behind the life in the way that thoroughly is involving and emotional. Certainly it directs partorisca avert a dry, rebarbative the tone of a lot of do that have his origins in the doctorate. It has taken the sense of the historian the one who revisits and continuous ask questions in his subjects over time (like opposed partorisca take to the rigid thesis).
Psychologically perceptive, McAuley resupplies partorisca convince pictures of an emotional investment some collections and some edifices that has housed represented him. This would have to that be partorisca interest to any interested in a social, political and artistic history of a period that comprises a late 19th century by means of the Nazi invasion. It is enhanced considerably for the wealth of visual illustrations: familiar snapshots or the professional has posed photograph as well as flat by heart.

Top Customer Reviews: The Long Shadow of ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 2 ratings
4 / 5
A good read which has elevated has thought on very other books in a @@@subject which have read.
4 / 5
Excellent book in an impact of Waterloo and his consequences. Any to to which likes him Victor Hugo His Mine like this rid partorisca a rest of a history. It admonishes really interesting.

Top Customer Reviews: Churchill's Shadow ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 17 ratings
4 / 5
Valour And Ingenuity for the exceptional men win bad regime, treachery and poor planning. The real life explodes that far surpass fictional thrillers of Hollywood. Unfortunately an author fails partorisca develop a full history of countermeasures of radar in a ferocious bombing campaigns that cost so that other courageous lives.
4 / 5
This book is fascinating but also a lot frustrating and confusing. A sub-title “the race to develop radar,…” is misleading. One first whole portion of a book is roughly Colossus “of operation,” with nary the word roughly radar! Like the physicist, has found a lot of disconcerting passages. Here it is so only an example: “…pointed that so only one in three aircraft has taken to within of 75 square miles of an aim.” This statement is atrocity . A distance is not one same like a zone. A meaning of this statement is entirely unclear. There is the long discussion of German “paraboloids,” still does not have any explanation that is or of his importance. Reason can any one an author so only explains that ossia the antenna of dish !? It is an egregious period to fail to mention a so only the majority of invention of entity with respecting to radar, specifically a cavity magnetron. There is not the alone word in of the this in a whole book. A reader could be better do fault to read “An Invention that has Changed a World-wide” or “that Wins a War of Radar.” The American readers can be puzzled for many uniquely British references. For example, those who or that it is Ben “ Nevis?” I doubt one in ten Americans knows this. If you can spend for big some confusion, ossia this in spite of, an interesting bed.
4 / 5
The military historians tend to adapt this radar touched it singularly function of entity in an Allied victory in Second world-wide War, arguably more adds that a decoding of a German Enigma codes (and certainly more utmost that an atomic bomb, which has finalised so only a war). But the Americans and the British sources tend to disagree on where some the critical advances in a technology have taken place. Unsurprisingly, A point has underlined British a function of British scientists, some Americans that of Americans. This in spite of, in fact, was scientific Nazi whose contributi can have been a the majority of significant. Ossia Done a bit known that comes to light in author and filmmaker Damien Lewis‘s fascinating rid in a flight of technology of German radar, the shadow of Churchill Raiders.

An English won a Battle of Big Bretagna with primitive radar

Although technology of wine of German radar to touch the crucial function later in a war, Big Bretagna , in fact, win a Battle of Big Bretagna in a force of his defences of radars like this like this in a bravery of his pilots of young RAF. Long before September 1939, when Second world-wide War has broken was, the British scientists had initiated a development that then has found of call of Radio Detection (RDF). Two years before Hitler has attacked Poland, Big Bretagna has begun to create the coverage of big Prompt notice RDF turns Marie of Canal have called all to the long of the cost of an island. Some installations of the big radar in these turns has tried decisive to give the fighter of RAF Commissions a flange against incoming bomber Germans. This in spite of, these installations were enormous and inflexible, and some Germans have developed early the system (the Battle of some Beams) to avert them.

The technology of German radar was odder to a British

Punctual, this in spite of, the military commanders British there is remarked that his own bombers also were aimed with cruel efficiency. A sensatez to prevail was One will bomb “ always will take by means of.” But this was more certainly any one a chance. RAF The mandate will bomb lost pilot and of the crews and lovely aircraft in an alarming and finally unsustainable tax. This in spite of, commanders in all stir them of some soldate British resolutely refused to think that some Germans have had radars of the his own—and has continued to insist concealed was a same chance when the conclusive evidence has begun to accrue. In an end, has required an intervention for Winston Churchill he to greenlight he paratroop attacks in the ease of German radar in a north French cost—one attacks any to destroy an installation but for the fly. This attack is a centerpiece of the shadow of Churchill Raiders.

Some early exploits of the special forces of Big Bretagna

Ossia the curious book . His subtitle, A Race to Develop Radar, is misleading, in Lewis consecrates little attention to a long history of scientific activity in Big Bretagna to perfect a technology. The main title of a book, the shadow of Churchill Raiders, is more afterwards to a mark. In fact, there is virtually any one mentions of radar in a first neighbourhood of a text, and relatively little in some chapters that immediately follow. A house is squarely in a founding and early exploits that came it to call a Service of Special Air (SAS)—the paratroop regiment (later the body) has established in an insistence of Winston Churchill to wreak havoc for behind the German lines. Today, a SAS is a cornerstone of the special forces of Big Bretagna. Then, it has been stepchild of a British Army so only grudgingly launched by some general reasons a Prime minister there would be it a lot another way.

A prime minister, risky mission of a Service of Special Air (SAS)

Lewis dramatizes a prime minister, risky mission of a SAS in the inaugural chapters of his book. Churchill has insisted on showing to some British people that his armed could attack behind in some Axial powers, included although his generals were categorically opposed. But a Prime minister has won, of course. Thirty-six paratroopers has been fallen in the low altitude in Italy of the sud in February 1941 in Colossus of Operation. His mission was to blow on the aqueduct massively that the waters have distributed to three coastal cities, comprising the port of the entity used for an Italian army for operations in Africa North. Has there has been sucedidos, included this in spite of all a paratroops has been taken and imprisoned for Italian police and a (an Italian citizen) has been executed for treachery. This in spite of, in an of some tragic ironies of war, the photographic recognition has failed to confirm a destruction of an aqueduct. For the long time after, a mission was considered universally like the failure.

A year later, a SAS has achieved the breakthrough

So only when the conclusive evidence is surfaced that an Italian mission has had, in fact, had sucedido, the allies of Churchill obtain an upper hand in of the circles of senior military planning. This in spite of, once again the personal intervention of a prime minister was necessary to agree a SAS mission the operation has appointed that Bites to fly a technology of German radar under heavy guard in Bruneval in a French cost. An operation has involved the force of just one hundred twenty paratroops, but the external hundreds have been involved also: the photo-instrument of recognition to produce photo of a place, French maquis to map he out of an earth, Real Navy ships to succour some men of a beach in a conclusion of an operation, scientist and technician to advise some troops on like this to dismantle an ease and later for the analyse, and bookmarks/marcadors of soldate planners. It was a lot of value all an endeavour. A mission has looked for to be the breakthrough.

An account to stir of some courageous men of a SAS

A paratroops a lot so only have sucedido in dismantling and spiriting was a technology of German radar in Bruneval. They have taken also the technician of German radar the one who was so only too happy to help technicians and British scientists with “a ‘complete reconstruction of an instrumented so as to aim that was it able of and, crucially, regarding the strike.” But any of this past simply reason the operation that the bites there was state very planned (which was). Of course, as any agent milite would be likely to predict, almost all has been bad, and was so only by means of one extraordinary bravery and resourcefulness of some troops in an air (to photograph a German installation), in an earth, and in an English Canal (in a way behind) that a mission there has been sucedido. Lewis one the majority of this material. In time, his account reads like this it thriller. He an equally impressive work that the products portrayed of some eccentric and often brilliant scientists and unconventional the agents milite has involved to organise and that directs a SAS.

A historian dipping

Before Pearl Port and an American entrance the Second world-wide War, Big Bretagna is so only be against Germania Nazi. A country there is hardly state has survived a Battle of Big Bretagna and bad lost a Battle of Atlantic to Hitler Or-bounced. An informative was unrelievably bad, of Dunkirk Singapore in Oslo, and Winston Churchill has been exasperated to show to like Big Bretagna could recover an offensive, if so only to help bolster moral in a front of house. And anxiety he of a Prime minister for the solution to a question has the data augments to a birth of two upper-secret special forces: an Executive of Special Operations (SOUND) in 1940 and a SAS in 1941. The shadow of Churchill Raiders involves both organisations but is squarely directed in a paratroops those who has given some fighters modeled in a Boer Controls a Service of name of SPECIAL AIR.

Reason was a British has surprised?

Has to that it has been any surprise to a British that Germania had developed radar more advanced of his possess boffins. Although the scientific progress had been marked during one West for the century, the German scientists had been manager for the disproportionate number of a breakthroughs in medicine, optical substance , chemical, pharmaceuticals, and physical before Second world-wide War. And “the truth was that it has had a lot of ‘discovered' of radars, in a lot of parts of a world, and some Germans had been in a forefront.”

In an author

A correspondent of leading war, Damien Lewis is an author further of twenty books, the majority of his biographies or military histories and memoirs. There is has produced also twenty film. His books have looked on loan of bestseller in a lot of country. (An author is not to having confused with a British actor populate, Damian Lewis, the one who spells his name given in the slightly different way.)
5 / 5
Has bought this book based in his subtitle “A Race to Develop Radar, WWII Invisible Secret Weapon”. Now they are on page 51, and the radar has not been mentioned once. Instead, a book is in SOUND, SAS, and Colossus of Operation, one less than stellar tarpaulins of Big Bretagna of a war. Perhaps that the colossus is the prelude to a main history, but in 51 pages and counting, is long, has drawn was, and enough dull. I will continue slogging by means of a book, but can does not recommend.



Several days later, in that has finalised a book, can not say my opinion has changed. A book is not really roughly radar, which is really little more than the macguffin in his narrative. A history is in the British controls that extracted swipe-and run raids, centred around the raid to fly technology of German radar. I suppose that it is well in this level, but is not terribly a lot-organised, and a history is not said in an involving or obliging way.
5 / 5
I also was the bit postponed that one before raid mentioned in a book, Collolsus (history a lot well in him) has been said and then abandoned without an end until one very last of a book. But in general it has liked him a book a lot. It was one of these histories that we never hear you roughly but was like this of the entity to a war & has had the meaning adds! Some men in these raids were main that life and suffered and dead and was has done POWs for years in a lot of chances. Highly it recommends reservation yes so only to learn History! Churchill and a Brits and !
4 / 5
That is interesting in this text is a terracing to the like a result of WWII has been achieved almost in spite of members of the cupboard of War of Big Bretagna--excluding Churchill. This present history some character of the squadron to air sooner of Big Bretagna, a politician and sometimes egotistical barriers that has has had to that he be defeated; a definite fate of the each one of a be of the character has followed. You would owe that finalise this text with the sense of pride in that has remained a course and some terracing of cholera for those of those who ailing-the personal feelings have resisted to suffer and the death has caused.
4 / 5
Wow, Was this book misrepresented! It is roughly some military raids, comprising a totally very joined to a development of radar for United Kingdom. At all that-like this-never in technical developments. The raids milite so only has said in some popular novelistic 'gee, that has been thinking while he while to jump out of an aeroplane' way (any factual the evidence has required, of course).
5 / 5
This book has said a history of a British airborne the forces that takes a place of the German radar and that directs to the best comprising of a technology.
4 / 5
Law like the textbook, a lot last to follow because of a very British way an author uses a tongue. It has had to reread sentences on and on to finally take that the be be feign. A book is informative and very researched but a thing of tongue (!) It is difficult to win. A good history and school book but has been expecting more .
5 / 5
Has thought that was very informed in some chances of entities WW II, but was bad. This book has described the crucial chance regarding a capture of the german the radar dipped this has changed a result of a war. It has described also some origins of British paratroop use which has been used in a raid. Writing very good and detailed regarding everything of some personnel has involved.
4 / 5
Well researched, superbly writing, Damien Lewis he again with this fascinating laws of the upper secrets WWII mission. Highly recommended partorisca WWII the readers and those that require partorisca feel a value and the necessary talents partorisca liberties.
4 / 5
An incredible history of a prime minister paratroopers partorisca some Allies in Second world-wide War. Lewis has said of some first two operations have undertaken and some details of some operations. A must read partorisca a WWII enthusiastic.
4 / 5
A lot of details but has moved well to the long of. It could it has not dipped down. Stray sleep that tries to finalise. History of real heroines. We were due to him we to plot. Included Has credit of date to Germans of electronic engineers.
5 / 5
An odder but subject vital in a street to winner WWII.
A step has maintained my interest of mine in disposal. Well writing.
4 / 5
Very Researched, obliging history. A lot of ways to win the war.
5 / 5
Extremely interesting, especially for his form partorisca relate the history.
Is a chapter in the history of the second war that Any one has known and that will have kept a secret of a lot of years.
Fascinando.
5 / 5
Spellbinding Accounts of the little known appearance of WW II HISTORY. Hard to dip a book down, especially when 'Biting' is in progress! It would do the film adds!

Top Customer Reviews: Free France's Lion: ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 19 ratings
5 / 5
EXCEPTIONAL BOOK.
Very PRESENTED
FIRST TIME have READ The LIFE OF
PHILIPPE LECLERC LIKE THIS HONORED
FOR An ENGLISH WRITER..
5 / 5
Almost all the world knows of Of Gaulle wartime exploits and, as interested in history of Second world-wide War French to the equal that are, am embarrassed to write that I for one knows little further some 'headlines' of Phillippe Leclerc' brief life.

These arrivals of book concealed. Detailled But not taking never bogged down, ossia an excellent, well the biography written and especially readable.

Is interested in some Free French Forces regular in a second World-wide War or so only ask that it could have spent he Leclerc had done different elections then this pound is for you.
5 / 5
Well to have an English writen the version of this French general adds.
5 / 5
Is the just biography of General Leclerc. It is based mostly in secondary sources, french biographies and french veteran memoirs. This is not the question for me likes the author the clear fact and gives pertinent credit.
Has read this in spite of all these books in french and more, as I do not have very learnt, has expected more british primary sources. Still it is that it interests to see a point of view of foreigner, besides does not have to that it weaves of english book in of the this of entity WW2 character or in a French 2nd Armoured distribution.

Has the few things has lost on translation when an author uses french expression and some typos. But in general it gives the view balanced in a character.

Some books is true to the his subtitle, and house in a main character and his men. But the villages have interested in the military history will find a description to fight bit it imprecise and hard to follow. Beside being the charismatic leader, general Leclerc was also the careful planner and talent hthe help of the his talented the sophisticated manoeuvres devised personal. He excelled in his work and his work was warfare.

Has some accounts of fight in an army of the EUA official 'green' books. But so that I have read french, recommends

- Jean Compagno General, 'Leclerc', 2-08-066889-7,
- Corbonnois & Godec, 'To odyssey of the column Leclerc', 978-2913903852, directed in a war in Africa of 40-43,
- Fabrice Avoie, ' Sarthe, August 1944 History of the emission unit 978-2-9513369-1-9, account a lot well of one closes of a pocket of reef
4 / 5
Full of ideas, a narrative is presented clearly and in a illuminating way. There have it a lot to be learnt in this period of history, further of some ideas to this fine character.
4 / 5
I really enjoyed is one. It is written amiably and a subject @@@subject is interesting. I have read to plot in Vichy and enough has bitten it in general of Gaulle and a Free French movement, like this the book was the good follows on material to read sooner.
5 / 5
Cometh An hour, cometh a man is perhaps one the majority of tribute one can give to an extraordinary life of this French hero known to a world for his pseudonym, Henri Leclerc. If never a French required the hero was in 1940 like the country has blocked under a Wehrmacht onslaught and some the British forces have had to mix rear house of Dunkirk. Declaring he partorisca of Gaulle of “the first now”, Leclerc has been in to touch the critical function in some African campaigns of WWII maintaining the alive hope for his countrymen and a democrat world. It has spent a sword of liberty by means of Normandy, on Parigi and to some a lot of flanges of France to Strasburgo to the equal that had sworn he . His postwar career was less luminary to the equal that has had to resupply military support the complexes of political agendas in the countries that anxiety his own liberty in some French settlements in Indochina and Africa North. William Mortimer has resupplied the animate and informative account of the true hero.
4 / 5
Enjoyed this book! It does not have very known in general Leclerc before I have read this book. Biography a lot good! He the glorious work to explain a function, & distribution among 'Vichy France' & 'to Release France', & as this would affect a French Army in a Indochina & the Algerian wars that follows WWII, & as this would persist well to a @@@1960s.
He Enjoys read in WWII of a corner all the participants , will enjoy this book!
4 / 5
Has read a book because little looks to be available in English in a Free French movement, and interested of this point of view.

But thinks it really need further modifying. A narrative is difficult to follow from time to time. A description of a first Libyan raid of the sud for chance left puzzled to the equal that to that was gone in.

And has had a sentence with two ' east and a 'lucido' quell'I finally decided probably informed to three different character, although it could not be sure.

Quotes a centrality of of Galia to a history, is puzzling does not have any explanation of his decision to go to Inghilterra. Instead we jump directly his appeal to some French people of 18 June without the context given.
5 / 5
An a lot of-the writing of objective biography of the French heroine of WWII. It comprises details of his history familiarised and personal life during his career milite as well as strategies of battle and reports with soldate, other Allied agents, of Gaulle, etc. very researched and has presented. I have appreciated particularly an inclusion of the military terms French, expressions a lot easily translatable to English, and excerpts of papers and tongues.
4 / 5
Ossia The must read partorisca any historian or young agent with the enthusiastic eye partorisca soldato one of some finer biographies have never the book is a lot William has said well Moore is partorisca be commended partorisca this fine volume...

Pleasant this that comes from/comes from an Australian but are an owner of on 1000 Military Biographies Americans that comprises has signed copy of Eisenhower, Bradley, Lucido May, Collins, Borman, Yeager and Westmoreland.....
4 / 5
Ossia A work of entity , if partorisca a simple reason there there is scant coverage in our histories of English tongue of Leclerc function in WW II. Each thumb a soldato professional and the man familiarised have consecrated, Leclerc was in fact the quite sophisticated character. Dogged And so only imported in his fight against some Germans, Leclerc has had the realistic comprising of some complexities of estaca WW2 geopolitics--was certainly quite sophisticated to take that Indochina was the black hole. It has Had he no died an early death in this accident of slowly, perhaps would have persuaded his countrymen to take the approximation of level of the plus headed with respecting in Algeria (then again, perhaps a lot--has not taken his still to advise in Indochina). If it is taste, where a WW Of II HISTORY has read in the pupil has directed almost exclusively in a Control according to which the function of France has been concerned, will find this book enlightening.
4 / 5
Of a free French start in the nest of eagles of Hitler in 1945 the clec has struggled his way of Africa to Europe to the equal that of Gaulle general preferred until his tragic death in Africa north certainly a better book in English can find you on the lion of France.
5 / 5
An excellent biography in the General of Military Figure forgotten Of entity Phillippe Francois Marie comte of Hauteclocque or better knows to eat . Leclerc A commander of a famed 2nd Fr. Armd Div. Of WW2.

This book is simple excellent, takes the bit to take use to a french terms and appoint to be has used. But calm once go in to the reading in a figure adds no the different.

An impact this man done in some 'Free French Forces' is unbeleivable. Take your time and read this book, bought it on mine kindle and has had them the hard time that dips it down wants to see that it was afterwards in his life.

Is the a lot of intest book to read, but to the equal that have said before well it validates he!!!!
4 / 5
Has found a book that entertains and enlightening, in the first place in the bed that the book on Gaulle, in that I found it paucity of revelations in Leclerc. I have found some amusing misspellings (or using almost a right word) and mistranslations ('ke wax, wax'!)In a book. A writing was a lot throughout and has given it gripping accounts of the man I a lot add the one who has looked for to move an earth of his place to be in Sahara. This book is worth it to read and part of an interesting backdrop to my personal service in Vietnam. Prpers Having read Churchill, Lidell Hart, Masters, Von Mellenthin, Crisp, and the number other authors in a second World-wide War, appreciates this book. The critics of a book look for having limited to the sources have used, but no of errors in fact. Thanks to an author.
5 / 5
The element was the present for my mother and she have loved that. It said it that it was the book adds roughly one of the his heros.
4 / 5
Has found this book to fill in of the empty significant in the mine that comprises of Leclerc and French history of WW II in general. A book wrote very good and enjoyable to read.
5 / 5
Good work, but think that a writer becmes emotionally wrap with Leclerc and forgive some appearances ( SS Charlemagne for chance), good description of an evolution of Leclerc in Indochina, full of notes your investigation and read more this time and of the characters
4 / 5
I pre-has ordered this book with anxiety, reason am interested in France in Second world-wide War and there is like this of the few works in English in this subject. I have done certainly the deception. An author, William Mortimer Moore, is an advertising copywriter and novelists and has not written never the work of history before. Tip. It is clear does not have any idea as to write the serious work of biography. Try this book in Leclerc, Moore has not consulted the alone archival source. Any one. It has bed any of Leclerc personal papers. It has bed any of Leclerc official reports. It has bed any of some papers of any forces Free French armies that has involved Leclerc. It has not consulted any paper of any of Leclerc superiors, subordinates, relative, or comrades-in-of the arms. It has bed any of some easily accessible documents in some National Archive of some varied American mandates to the that Leclerc the armoured distribution has been inferior. In short, has consulted ANY of some sources that any serious historian would have done.

That consults instead? If one looks in his endnotes, a quickly discovers that a bulk of this book is simply cribbed of the pair of biographies of French tongue of Leclerc. Some other sources are several primary sources impresas (like memoirs) or secondary works. Unfortunately, Moore has done not even the good work that looks in a literature impresa. It comprises the number of dubious law that the majority of the historians would not quote , like this Osprey books, and clearly has not consulted the enormous--I means the enormous--number of secondary sources that any halfway competent historian would have, not even this available in English.

Shame in Casemate to accept this manuscript; shame on Moore to try to write the biography without doing any serious work.

Buyer beware.

Top Customer Reviews: A History of ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 20 ratings
4 / 5
Simon Sebag Montefiore, he one of some masters of narrative history, John has baptised Julius Norwich the true master of an art. And with good reason: his history of Venice and his stunning history of 3 volumes of Byzantine Empire is point and averts in discharge, knowledge, and erudition. Felizmente Partorisca We, Norwich has directed partorisca complete his last stunning tarpaulin; cramming he compulsively readable history of France of Julius Caesar to an end of World-wide War 2 — in four hundred pages.

Has has had to that obviously compress to plot of the history but directs this with guarantee and aplomb. It is everything here: some Romans, a Merovingians, Capets, Valois, Borbones, and a topsy turvy 19th century and a nightmare World-wide Wars. As He he? Everything of entity to twenty centuries of French history is touched to, sometimes in detail, sometimes in bracing brevity. Rey without importance, prays, and the popes are dispensed with without excuse. Like the mostly political history concentrates in a for real significant with occasional swipes in the once considered character partorisca be crucial. Louis-Philippe goes in partorisca some praise deserved while Napoleon III no, neither does an odd General Baker. Louis XI and Philip a fair is spoken properly; but, a reader is mercifully has saved the chapter along on Louis XIV. Norwich Can consider Louis the king adds, but has to that disagree. Some arts have been anticipated but has dipped Louis XVI in his walk to a guillotine (with a ‘helped of a execrable Louis XV).

A discussion of Franco-Prussian the war is the model of concision and the Francophile can be the disgust forgiven in a Prussian onslaught, a Community, and a desecration of a Prussian king crowned Kaiser of Germania in Versalles.

Norwich Final with some horrors of some wars with Germania that begins in 1914 and 1939. With which : of Gaulle. More than anything this book is the fond homage in France, is hard to dip down, and has left this reader with overwhelming sadness that Gentleman John had not faced some years @@@subject before. At least we have this last book. Again, this interested in the sublime histories would owe that consider his histories of Venice and an absolutely obliging history of Byzantine Empire. Valley, Gentleman John. Thank you.
5 / 5
Has appreciated Norwich writing in the number of his leading books. It is, his last endeavour, takes the fond look in his has wanted to 'to just France', with that has enjoyed the lifelong association. Ossia One old-way political history, directed in a doings and personality of king, emperors, and presidents. You will find little social, economic, or cultural history here, and found me that wish that it had tried incorporates more than him to his studio. But I have learnt the few things had not known before, and was a enjoyable read.
5 / 5
A technically very surround it historian that writes that it is too much in rodeo for half. And that perhaps is a reader so that this book is adapted more - those already a lot of versed in French history the one who is looking for the light refresher. Unfortunately partorisca a uninitiated, A History of laws of France as it whirlwind of the names and distract it footnotes. It breaks with the speed adds by means of eras and of the episodes of entities without annoying to dip chances to historical context. A house is much more in that creates the cast of dirty clothes of some names, titles, and scandals of chamber of diverse noble, with his confusingly intertwined heritages and rival claims partorisca succession, while skipping past discussion more significant that political economy and cultural evolution. They are so only halfway by means of to arrive to this point, this in spite of note will have to that look for out of another history of France wishes the more comprise the historical character of a country and a function has touched in a world-wide phase.

Like another reviewer dipped he - esadable but unenlightening.'
4 / 5
' Know said that prime, but ossia almost certainly a last book will not write never' - JJN Leaves 2018. My preferred of current historian has died on June 1. RASGA.
Has written a lot of good histories but a Byzantium the trio and The Duet of Sicily is essentials.
5 / 5
An inferior line is that it calms can not cover 20 centuries of French history in the alone volume. The majority of an early history is boring with moving flanges and an invasion with which another.

So only the little of some main figures take his planned: Louis IV, Napoleon, and DeGaulle. Some the famous figures are spent on. Lucrezia Borjia, Alexis Carrington of France, is appointed once, so that a woman of so much-and-so much. Joan of Arc takes so only the few lines.

A French Revolution is has covered well. An author does not save a sanguinary to the details likes him described of the burned woman in a bet, after eating his heart.

Discovers that it Marries Antoinette never said, 'To the left Eat them twisted.

A tone is one of the droning the professor that speaks to the mike. For some of some a lot of French sentences and mintáis can find translations in finals of chapter footnotes. My impression is that he rambles by means of a historical period and qualifications of priest, etc, later.

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'Finally, has any man so only there has been the impact of term along More adds them on Europe? In France, faced with a chaos and the confusion caused for a Revolution and a Terror, he the peace has restored quickly, political balance and the strong economy; it has established religious liberty, while a concordat, which has signed with Pope Pius VII in 1801, the good reports have restored among Church and state. It has maintained low prizes for some basic lunches; and it has created a Code Napoleon of 1804, which remains a base of French civil law and that of almost thirty other countries also. In Europe, has left to trail of pillage and destruction; but he also extended some revolutionary ideals of liberties, equality and fraternity a period and breadth of a continent, where such concepts were new and defying in fact.'
5 / 5
Has been long the Francophile, but had not studied never in fact French History like the whole. This book was so only an entrance to explain a basics of Roman time by means of an end of WWII. It is fascinating read but taking complicated with all some personality and diverse King of entity that an author weaves the narrative. Delivery that narrative with the terracing of ready talent and does a necessary detail that interest. This work is but the shot of paintbrush in a more inticate produced of French History, this in spite of form the foundation for a reader to look for was has detailed more offerings in of the different periods. It does not expect one thorough foray the French politics, culture, or iconic figures. Still, it is so only that has loved, is appropriate totally for his purpose and I highly reccommend he for any the one who looks for the basic knowledge of France and a French.
5 / 5
Fantastically Writing and easy to comprise history of France. Highly recommended so that they want to France and French culture!
5 / 5
Did not like Me for two reasons: some test repeatedly spends on to to the the people like estupid' or 'of ridiculous' and a way complicated in that the chances are related. It resupplies an overview of a history of France, but is often times to confuse and unsatisfying because of a speed in the transmission of era to era.

Any to say is the bad book , reason know the people will find it enjoyable. So only it could it does not finalise and it will try to find another, pound more thoughtful that it is like this judgmental in the people are concerned more on finding some good qualities in them and to the equal that can relate to them of our era.
4 / 5
Like the Spanish in that resided those 16 years in first France of emotional to some the EUA and that has studied History in a University of Grenoble, there is enjoyed really this reserves to cover to cover: it tries to cover 2,000 years more than French history, of a Gauls to of Gaulle. An author shows the sense adds of humour and has to that skill for anecdotal history. That maintained for the estimate 5 stars was his uneven treatment of some of some discharges of historical periods: so only the few pages are poured in Napoleon, those who is arguably one of some the majority of influential characters in modern French History (one can see a British phobia for Boney), while the whole chapters are poured in cientos Years' War (a chapter of History that comprises both to France and Inghilterra and in that an author looks more interested to describe that it is gone in in Inghilterra). To good sure value the bed is looking to learn in French history while when being entertained or need the refresher.
4 / 5
Sometimes Norwich can be bit it turgid in my opinion, but in this volume was something on. France has the longitude and in timing complex history of upheaval, and this book clears it quite handily. To good sure the well, well laws.
4 / 5
They are the lover of book . I want to all in the book. An author. A paper is printed on. A binder this joins a book, and some artists that draw some coverages. Has the admiration adds partorisca an author of this book. An editor and binder of this book has received, any so much. Some pages are crinkled in some compulsory. Any one has done one joining in this book would owe that it has known any partorisca the send was partorisca like concealed. Out of a @@@1000s of books that possesses, ossia a so only a chair slighted dipping in mine shelf. The control of quality would owe that mean more than profit. Cela Integrity of calls. Any one has pleased.
5 / 5
Like the history buff maintained me to him turning pages, but word to a wise - is written for an English partner. lol
While it is everything interesting, leaves with some global, 'am not sure France is like this special' - to the as it can not help but think is reason some national loyalties of an author. It is for this that some 4 stars, vs 5.
4 / 5
A scholarly work is not , but is all allege partorisca be, the personal view of history, and the very good view in that. Some notes of feet in Kindle can be frustrate.
4 / 5
Writing very good and somehow directs partorisca say a history of France in 400 pages. Although this book is more than the prime minister or rehash and no partorisca an academic historian.
5 / 5
Norwich Is a better. RASGA. It informs sum of a history of France. I recommend his another reservation also especially A Half Sea and History The scarce of Byzantium.
4 / 5
This book was a lot like this well , I immediately king-read the. I read it of then again. This book has been written for and Englishman the one who there has been the amour along alive of France. Incredibly it is that it interests and very written. It calms that will want to.
5 / 5
In that travelled the France recently, interested in his history.
5 / 5
Recipient Was happy to receive this book like the present of anniversary. Hope Of the bed I.
5 / 5
A History of France is interesting, full of some details that makes history fascinating while giving a big picture.
5 / 5
History of France of a perspective has an extremely a lot-polite and well-connected Francophile.

Top Customer Reviews: Anne Boleyn ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 8 ratings
5 / 5
In my investigation partorisca obtain biographical information in some six women of Henry VIII partorisca historical novel purposes, the book of Lady Bruce on Henry VIII SECOND WOMAN was one of a prime minister to the to the equal that has turned. Although it is difficult to try the add a lot of facts roughly Ana Bolena, which Lady Bruce has written is very sustained for gripping evidence. His travesía along and the studio has rewarded his readers with the deep sense of knowledge regarding the daughter of a knight-done-Reign and the a lot of comprising of an increase and fall of Reina Anne. This in spite of, the biography of Lady Bruce has been habida sucedido for works more recent on Ana Bolena, and a date of some studios has directed can signal the reader in investigation of some hard facts in the different direction. Still, Bruce "Ana Bolena" it is the wonderful and source very written.
5 / 5
Eric Ives originally has regulated this biography of Ana Bolena for Marie Louise Bruce in a leading version of his own biography of Anne. Considering that Ives is quoted often likes can of entity on Anne, ossia big praise in fact.

This biography is detailed and enjoyable and although to a large extent traditional is the evaluation is one of some better biographies of Ana Bolena. Any only dips a fantastically drunk scene looks partorisca do an endeavour partorisca comprise his @subject so that has is little the most rounded interpretation that it is scarce with Anne.

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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Has come before time, at all very worthy to remark another rids it fast
5 / 5
I wasnt conscious that has taken likes anxiety a pair the eventuate. Learnt the plot of an easy to read history.
5 / 5
There is not reading a book still but has been disappointed in a condition like some pages is very yellow as it has not been in conditioning like this as well as I thought it would be.
5 / 5
Seats this book was good writing . Any a lot of new facts that any already know roughly; but writing differently enough to help a reader comprises more clearly that is gone in in the particular moment. I have obtained more idea and knowledge in of the sure documents and sure time that confused for me before.

Top Customer Reviews: A House For Spies: ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 37 ratings
4 / 5
While I enjoy history, prefers historical novels, which this is not . It is pure history with all a powder has accrued that the only times can spend to the subject. If you are the history some buff and a subject is in yours wheelhouse, probably will find an information of interest. The no. found it weighed and of minimum interest. Your mileage can vary.
4 / 5
Creates very interesting to some incredibly brave men and of the women of a second world-wide war - a like duquel probably does not see again never with an arrival of modern technology that deprives of some personnel/humane corner of bravery.
4 / 5
Good and easy writing partorisca follow. A for real different time in history.
4 / 5
Has given an author, And. Awake, the good indication reason has written history considering some spies during an in detail final war. Some risks some spies have taken partorisca dip his lives as well as his families in jepordy. At all it is remained was partorisca an imagination.
5 / 5
A brilliantly writing and a lot the book has researched well but still ask that the lose when it was has published in the first place the few years behind now?. This would do an amazing film to the equal that has all some elements partorisca the do a 'flange of a chair' thriller but a sobering the fact is was all for real, James Vincolo' material to write here, all the real people that risk his lives in WW2 with some sadly that loses his lives as it has not been 'all simple navigation' to the equal that says goes. A very a lot of bed in every respect . 5 easy Stars
5 / 5
in Amazing. A bravery of some people in this book is awe inspiring. A history also of the country that is fractured among people those who not having prendido never fights and a lot of the one who only has capitulated. France included now still is coming on hire purchase with his function in WW11 and an a lot of the one who collaborated and an inner fight for political dominance same during an occupation.
4 / 5
A start of a book gives a lot of idea, and curiously like this, to some dangers that TOUCH operatives and Free French is spent for in an endeavour to release France and other European countries of Nazi tyranny. Unfortunately, like the progresses of book loses the moment to that it could be it the very interesting histories and some been due to some a lot of facts that it is the place was. The sure histories go back and advances in timing to cover some of some characters, for this he retentive the memory has to that be employ .
4 / 5
A really interesting idea to a war has occupied France with heroism, ingenuity and also a side a dark plus of control with duplicity and treachery. To good sure that the interests have read.
5 / 5
An amazing account of amazing people. People those who has thought at all roughly giving everything to a cause partorisca rid a world of a plague of Nazi-ism. An account of true heroism and selflessness.
4 / 5
A lot of detail in an in current of operations in Inghilterra and France and a connection with the house in Inghilterra that has to have so many memories, voices, noises and smells so that I am remained there.
5 / 5
It could it does not do to one halfway point, possibly because it has been expecting the one of more on some accounts of as these operations have been spent was but was more an account of all some brave agents and his movements. A title is the bit misleading
4 / 5
Ossia the riveting read. Of some a lot of books have read in some operations of secret agents has Occupied France ossia a more obliging. There are histories of incredible heroism and cold value, offset for terrible treacheries, with a Vichy civilise and Gestapo never in a offing. Some of one the majority of evocative the passages are daily of Barbara Bertram, host of Bignor Manor, as it has described a tension that surrounds a moonlit majorities and goings of agents transitting for Lysander by means of prójimos Tangmere. Ossia Real flange -of-the material of chair, all a more involving to be true.
5 / 5
Has been reading books in this subject of one 1950 is but ossia far and was one the majority of
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4 / 5
An addition adds to some the amazing accounts of one TOUCH and his operations by means of a European theatre of a second world-wide war.
5 / 5
Very very read on some exploits and some people have involved. Very interesting. Highly recommend this book could has not dipped down
4 / 5
Such the very researched book. It says of a bravery and ingenuity of some people those who has helped to win a war
4 / 5
Excellent read! A book delves deep to some agents those who is gone through half of a house with some very interesting histories to say.
4 / 5
A good bed in a house like the spies have been housed before there impulse in France for Lysander.
5 / 5
Says some histories of like this brave the a lot of French agents that has been taken and executed by a Gestapo. It says of howvtge German radoo the detectors are result more effective like the war has progressed.
5 / 5
An excellent book that reads very lovely for intelligence buffs
5 / 5
The interesting book in the subject venue has known little roughly.
4 / 5
Took it the promised taken the one who has loved a book “instrument it - history of the lancaster the crew will bomb” and has said is very a lot of - intro is the bit to held but some histories more than doing up for him
4 / 5
has chosen this indication because a service was excellent, a book is a lot has presented & a bed is informative & of patricular interest to the equal that have been domestic in Chichester. Duncton Was the preferred pursues of a family, like this good to know a zone where an author has lived.

Thinks that this would do a present ideal for men in general.

Betsie Bobbit.
5 / 5
This book is roughly one of some deep houses in Inghilterra this has looked secret agents before they have been sent abroad to coach a french control and other countries in his fight during world-wide war 2.
This house has given some agents the last look in Inghilterra before they have left for far cost.
4 / 5
It has wanted to he - only alive 6 miles of a real house - lovely village
5 / 5
has ordered 2 like the friends have wanted to take loaned the mine reserves the one who has been interested in some content that relates our zone. It is still recommended reading for any outside of Sussex interested in WW2.
5 / 5
Very disappointing. Prpers Having lived in a real zone for a whole war, lack of an authenticity and atmosphere of an a lot of other splendid books writings of this era,when being more like the newspaper that the book and the a lot of mundane one in that.
5 / 5
The book has begun was with interesting history of airflights to Germania has resisted describes like this France during early part of WW2. The majority of a last half of a book was details of some coverages to spy that reads for some British of Germania has occupied Nazi.
4 / 5
Has like this information that could be be fix and modified to the highly readable format. An author could not maintain my attention and I have given on when it has inserted his aunt is thoughts written randomly . That was a purpose ? It looks an author there has been hampers to reconcile the function of support of his aunt with a real subterranean movement in France.
4 / 5
All the world-wide and all have involved is extraordinary in some way or another. It describes the one who the pilots have flown to has occupied France, some agents, his missions, and some results of the same. We are treated also to some varied leaders of one to diverse France in of the parties of exile, often the one who have aversion of an another as well as some Nazi. Each one which to the equal that has his own agenda, like this do a British. Some agents is the diverse plot , often with his own personal motivations. Tragically, Some arrivals of majority to be goring, tortured, and has shot. It does for sinister reading. By means of him all is a normal housewife with his boys and of the pets those who tends to a secluded manacles where stay of agents previously to leave for France and after his turn, although it knows, as they, that more probably any he behind.
5 / 5
For those of us those who are boys (now old also) of these normal people those who contributed and has sacrificed so much in WWII, ossia a insightful book to a covert operations of some British in cooperation with some fighters of French liberty of a control. One obtains an intimate comprising of an operation of the normal people that do extraordinary things- this the small thing seemingly in some stairs of operations in WWII but any less like this of entities in obtaining vital information of France by means of French operatives has spent the British earth and gaze during his time of debriefing and turn in France for essentially a woman that organises and that runs a farmhouse in Inghilterra where a operatives has been spent.
4 / 5
This was an informative and suspenseful has read roughly coverages of spy in France during Second world-wide War. I have appreciated to learn more in this appearance of a sad war. Still I stun me that some seeds of the intolerance and the aversion inside a man could extend such the powerful and treacherous assault in a world.
5 / 5
A family in WWII Inghilterra was the stopover for a movement of Spies and members to Hold mainly of France and Inghilterra.
A history was very interesting reason has described some activities of many of some Spies and personnel to Hold besides those of familiar in a stopover.
Highly would recommend this reserves the people has interested in WWII history.
4 / 5
Ossia An excellent book on some fighters partorisca Hold French. Especially that the messages of entities have sent Inghilterra. I so only which is more be said in a place in Inghilterra where some flights caused and some people those who has concerned partorisca they. It recommends this book to enjoys it WW2.
4 / 5
Some individual histories of some subterranean members were amused to the lives during some times have taken the dangerous risk has had to that be crazy.
4 / 5
Fabulous History of WWII espionage and some women and brave men those who was instrumental in spending information out of Axial-has resisted Europe.
4 / 5
Hiding folks in Second world-wide War was the dangerous deadly read.