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Top Customer Reviews: 12 Seconds of ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 8 ratings
4 / 5
A book could have been compressed to half is measured easily. And quell'concealed would have been the better book . Too many boring Details of materials very joined. With which 20 of a book there is prendido partorisca read the.
4 / 5
Can not help that it knows that an atomic bomb was the product of Second world-wide War and has very influenced his result. If you have read the little, is conscious that the radar has touched the decisive function in a war also, has actuated both in an air, in sea, and on earth. But it is calm less has listened probably in the technological third breakthrough that many historical and the military analysts believe was equally of entity. If it calls a proximity fusible. “Known like world-wide punctual ‘prime minister' weapon, a proximity fusible (or fuze) was the marvel of five pounds of engineering, industry, and beat-do alcohol.” And his development and deploy is a subject of Jamie Holmes‘ that impresses rid idiosyncratic, 12 Seconds of Silence.

This WWII technology breakthrough has has saved thousands of bolt

Holmes' the book ameno the fore a function of a proximity fusible swipe a prime minister of a Nazi superweapons to surface: a V-1 “buzz bomb.” But a device there has been the far applications wider and touched it pivotal function in turning for behind a German advance in a Battle of Philippine Sea (June 19-20, 1944) and a Battle of a Bulge (December 16, 1944 in January 25, 1945) also. Here it is reason a fuse has been required and to the equal that has done:

“some early weeks of a Blitz, a proportion of shot [artillery] shells to downed aircraft—a metric described in RPB, or the rounds for bird—was twenty thousand to a.” It has said of another way,, the antiaircraft guns have spent down Nazi plans so only for a sheerest regime.

A challenge, then, was to draw and produce it artilugio that would detonate it a shell of artillery so only inside striking distance of some aircraft to attack—no for paste he directly but to explode so only closely enough for shrapnel for rasgar a plan averts. American scientists and British and the engineers approached this challenge to try the wide row of options. And some Americans expósitos an of the technological fix this tried to do.

A micro-transmissive in a proximity the fuse inside a shell uses the organism of a shell like an antenna and emits the continuous radio wave. Like the shell approaches the reflecting object, one acted bounce for behind cause a detonation when it signals in that achieved that an optimum distance of an aim.

Bureaucratic hurdles and brickbats has blocked this WWII technology breakthrough

A proximity the fusible result of a work of the crew of engineers and scientists of Americans known like this “Section T” concentrated for physicist Merle has Had. Holmes Animadamente Relates one bureaucratic hurdles and brickbats that has Had and his lieutenants have suffered during a development of a fuse. Some frustrations were constant among a chaos of an American of military establishment during a war and of the distractions of a unsuccessful the parallel endeavour undertaken for a British. But a control has not finalised included with which a fuse had been battle -tried and tried to be the godsend. When Section T there is rid fusible the Navy in a Pacific, “[s]ome gunners clearly refused to use a new ammunition,” and has taken the weeks for a new technology to be has adopted amply.

A same spent in another side of a world. “To a British, an American device is remained a unproven the technology that” reflects that it could be characterised like “any-invented-here” syndrome. And “[And]coming if a British had loved to use Section T fusible [to defend Londra], could any” reasons have been forbidden to use it on earth. A device was one of a more closely guarded secret of a war, and the officials milite has dreaded the downed the fuse somehow could do his way to some Nazi. A control has broken so only when Winston Churchill personally mediated to order a artilugio spiegamento in a battle against a V-1.

Amazing results once some soldate has to deploy fully a new technology

Once the British artillery has been rushed to the cost of the sud of Inghilterra and an ammunition instrumented with some fuses, an impact was dramatic. During a two-and-a-period of half month when a buzz the bombs have fallen , the British artillery habida sucedido in spending down so only 9 of a V-1s attacking Londra to 97 once a device has been deployed fully and gunners experienced in the use.

During the majority of a time of then Second world-wide War, the pieces and the reservation written in a proximity fusible—and there'go state a lot—has alleged that the British technicians have invented a device and is spent he to the long of the some Americans for production. Ossia Simply very true, and 12 Seconds of Silence corrects of the records based in exhaustive historical investigation. Section T was the group of engineers and American scientists in a department of an Office of the developers of EUA and Researches Scientific, and has been the one who was for real responsible to draw and edifice a artilugio.

A big mould of characters coloreados

has the big mould to oblige characters in this book, comprising diverse of some scientists and inventors in Section T whose careers later have underlined his brilliance. But Holmes' centres of history in just quell'handful of character:

Merle has Had (1901-82), a brilliant and short-physical revenido the one who has data his appoint the Section T, driving the crew that finally numbered more than scientists of thousand, engineers, and personnel to sustain

Vannevar (sounds like achiever) Shrub (1890-1974), the one who has begun an Office of the developers of EUA and Researches Scientific (OSRD), a company of military R&D massive American in Second world-wide War this has developed on two hundred new arms and devices

Cabbage. Max Wachtel, an agent of German army the one who has directed some Nazi' dreaded V-1 Revenge-program of Weapon

R. V. Jones (1911-97), the one who has begun scientific espionage for a British and (sometimes) has informed directly to Winston Churchill

Edward Has deprived (And) Hatch, a soldato American in a 130th Chemical Step Company the one who was in an end to receive of V-1 explosion in Londra this has taken some lives of 74 soldate of EUA; the unit of the hatch had been rushed to Londra reason a British of leadership milite has dreaded that one has expected onslaught of V-1 rockets would spend chemical or biological warheads

Jeannie Rousseau (1919-2017), some the good-looking French youngsters spy those who has gathered long knowledge in a German superweapon developer of program in Peenemünde and has sent he by means of canals to Hold to MI6 to Londra

A book ossia in the plot more than the WWII technology breakthrough

has informed to this book like idiosyncratic. Ossia Reason Holmes' the account roams in the width swath of history of Second world-wide War. It is crammed with the a lot of—digressions the fascinating, to be sure, but to a large extent peripherals to a history of a proximity fusible and his spiegamento against a V-1. If Holmes had stuck to a history, would not have resupplied such rich detail in a French Control, some landings of Normandy, and a formation of one 130th Chemical Step Company in some the EUA and his experience in Londra. This book would have been both short plus . . . And much less entertaining.
4 / 5
The a lot of people have read in a project of Manhattan, but a subject of this book to a large extent is remained ignored, and arguably has had more than an impact in a war that an atomic bomb. The utmost mix of technician details which have loved, and some personalities have involved also. I add for both history and technology buffs.
5 / 5
Twelve According to s of the silence has said a history of a development of a proximity fusible. This doubt was critical to improve one shoots down prices in a Pacific and in Inghilterra. It is function in countering a V1 attack on Londra in a summer of 1944 east amazing.
4 / 5
A lot of amazing things has been fulfilled for some Allies during WW2. This book was roughly one of those. Imagine a challenge to create the radar-as the still fuse worlds of artillery to contain several vacuum tubes that could withstand some 20,000 forces of G when a shell is has shot! This was a development of entity , and was damn lucky for some Allies that some Germans and Japanese was unable of the do. A good historical history in an interesting challenge.
4 / 5
A very well written and interesting explanation of a development of a proximity fusible during 1940-1944 timeframe. That marks this reserves the must read is that an author skillfully weaves histories of battle in a Pacific and European theatre around a development of a fuse, and illustrates like the helped (or any before development) a success of Allied battle. It is WW2 history buff but has learnt enough bit it roughly a lot so only a fuse, but has has related histories also, comprising a V1 buzzbomb attacks and an use of a fuse during a Battle of a Bulge. A fast and a lot interesting bed; it has researched well; I recommend it.
4 / 5
Begins read a bit unevenly, likes the person has taken a time to properly modify it. But early it softens it was, and it results the good bed. It had asked me in a past in a proximity fusible that look of EUA of the force to have soyagically' the result instrumented with 1/2 way thru WWII. Now it was that again miniaturized the electronic has been done to resist a estupefaciente incident to shoot of a EA shell, and then cause a same shell to detonate yes has approached to an aircraft of enemy.
4 / 5
Enjoyed it. Good history of an appearance of some English defences. I am reading WWII pounds now; the supposition am resulted and old type!

Top Customer Reviews: Churchill's ...

Rating: 5 out of 5 with 4 ratings
5 / 5
I have enjoyed really this book and highly would recommend it . It wrote very good and has researched . I gave an idea to a politics for behind a scene and leaves a reader and the author that asks that really it was a motive behind some of some horrible decisions some commanders again to an author partorisca his talent in maintaining a history that interest and in that give an idea to the that these brave daughters has given support.
5 / 5
Hopefully This book will go to righting the terrible wrong fact to the soldato very brave,any one would have to that be treated how was for small imported office jockeys,to the left expect like this
5 / 5
So only that is to be require during the desperate time.

Very Written. Compellingly Written.
5 / 5
Is the marvel wins a war with a type of British leadership in faculty at the same time. The god blesses a SAS.

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.

Top Customer Reviews: The Dead Hand: The ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 8 ratings
5 / 5
Formed: Hardcover the product Adds would purchase again.
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback writing Very good.
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback good book
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback material Very good!!!!
4 / 5
Formed: Kindle Edition Fascinating and impressive.
4 / 5
Formed: Hardcover Rivitting of a first page. The guess has not known never so only such the dangerous world-wide alive in and the one who next a cold war was partorisca turn hot!!!

Highly recommend this bed to any the one who has lived by means of one 50 east, 60 is, 70 is or 80 is and would have to that know the one who lucky is the still living being today.

The really is the scary world-wide alive in!
4 / 5
Formed: Hardcover This book answers the majority of some questions in a cold war and like an Iron Curten has fallen finally.
Is been born in some seventies and under a fear of nuclear war. Still like the boy was concius of a possibility of the 3rd world-wide war. To read this book I now give that real a threat was sides of a Curten.
4 / 5
Formed: Hardcover This book are add partorisca history buffs, and certainly is that it interests and informative, and will scare some trousers was calm in time. It tends partorisca take the little wordy this in spite of, and sometimes law like the dictionary

Top Customer Reviews: Nuclear Folly: A ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 50 ratings
5 / 5
Elsewhere in my series of descriptions of books of Amazon, has given an opinion of Serhii Plokhy book in Chernobyl - 'History of the Tragedy'. Do like this, has compared he with Higginbotham is soyidnight in Chernobyl'. In mine dress, both are well, but Higginbotham is better. Better in detail technical and forensic; better and more obliging narrative; politically neutral.

And is quell'has bitten one same with Plokhy is 'Nuclear Madness'. My comparator here is Dobbs' 'A Minute the Half night', which have read in his publication in 2008. Dobbs HAS attentive detail and has extended on all the appearances of a Cuban crisis, while Plokhy is comparatively patchy. It compares, for example, a coverage in some two books of Maultby U2 flight in a North Pole in Black Saturday, October 27, 1962. In a leg of turn, Maultby has lost his way and strayed in a (Soviet) Chukotka peninsula in far-oriental Siberia. Soviet interceptors has been mixed in investigation. A resultant next-lose was a catalyst partorisca the nuclear war has averted this terrible day. But Dobbs' the treatment of one marries it the sequence is far upper.

More generally, has found Dobbs gripping partorisca read -- I knows, is the novelist , which is not always a better recommendation partorisca the writer of history -- Plokhy less so much. The nuclear madness adds a lot of new material of a Soviet perspective, which is well. But then, mine to look to suffer the sure impenetrability that perceives in the books have translated Russian or Ukrainian tongues or, in a chance of Plokhy book, one this is to write in English for any of the that the tongue of mother is Ukrainian. It can any one quite dipped my toe in the, but is something in an empty of tongue that inhibits flow and readability in an English rendition. It is a reason because has Doctor partorisca read of the difficulty Zhivago, Solzhenitsyn or Vasily Grossman. Plokhy Is so only harder that goes that Dobbs: slightly impenetrable American-twanged English with the Ukrainian undertone.

Then has a politics: as remarked, a Soviet slant of the Nuclear madness is well. But a (probably) Ukrainian spelling (Yurii Gagarin, and a lot of other examples) find bit it discordant when some the Russian versions are like this more familiarised. Plokhy Is critical of the Soviet and Russian things, and aims. Partorisca Sixty years, an Executive Committee of a Joint of National Security has been ExComm (or -- Robert Kennedy -- Ex Comm). Reason, In Nuclear Madness, ExCom?

Finally, touted like the one of new entity revelation of still like this another peril in Black Saturday, has found Plokhy Soviet-underwater-roughly-the-phase of fire of nuclear torpedo a lot altogether convincing.

A good book, which have finalised. But, it likes Plokhy Chernobyl of work, will not be king-the reading. Three and the half stars.
4 / 5
One first what partorisca say in this book is that it is missing the chapter. No like the subject of opinion - but to the equal that @subjects in fact: there are long notes to the preface that simply is not there (and does not mean partorisca have the bad copy impresa, a pagination aims it so only has not been comprised). Of a material referenced would look it that an author has drawn explicit parallels among a miscalculations of a Crisis of Donald and Cuban Missile the triumphs is managing of North Korea, but quite that says does not know .
Is not an only question with modifying - and is not a first book of the history published during a covid-19 pandemic where has seen this - throughout there are signs of the sure lack of attention partorisca detail, the information repeated and in a chance an out of a blue reference to British weaponry like bargaining chip without leading or subsequent explanation.
In an end any of an on imports too - or any if I have not gone has left still disappointed by other appearances of a book. Too much of bed as it said it, has then said and has then said, recount of some meetings of some the USA ExCom and spend a lot a book that is directed partorisca comprise a world is in a flange of nuclear war but without remarking at all that any of some participants has comprised that (when his plainly - but any feeling of urgency, the fear or to the paranoia is communicated never ours some readers).
A does not choose on the little has bitten in a second meso - especially in some moments a world really does totter in a flange, but his often last partorisca ask that a fuss was all roughly, like this drily and pacelessly is spoken.
Is not that a book is poor - Plokhy is better the concealed - but he so only lack of so much: really it concentrates in some discussions among and in some the EUA, Soviet and Cuban leadership.
Take it readout in of the opinions and of the Soviet views that often is that they lose and there is some other ideas of some Soviet (especially Ukrainian) perspective, but in general had expected the bit more than of the this.
4 / 5
Arguably A better account of a Crisis of Cuban Missile partorisca date. An access to some Soviet archive and Plokhii the deep knowledge of a history gives it the breadth and depth that little approached. A balance among some Soviet accounts and those of Kennedy and other sides so only the lovely reading done.

A fact that has had four times like the a lot of Soviet troops in an island likes them USA has thought and that a MRBMs has been armed with nuclear warheads and 'battle to aimed and that the Soviet tactical nuclear weapons have been authorised partorisca be used if Cuba has been invaded so only servants partorisca underline so only which near have come to the nuclear holocaust in 1962.

A course that Castro has touched in taking to a flange, reason Khrushchev has has wanted to MRBMs on Cuba and one my-the information and the misunderstandings among some two sides is revelation in them.

But partorisca his resolution would not be reading this description.

Writing a lot good. Obliging. Highly recommended .
5 / 5
Any one the period am interested particularly in but there is enjoyed this analysis. A narrative was chronological which has helped partorisca feel a context inside those decisions have been taken . As with all the history there was to good sure two perspectives to a crisis & he simplistic to resist some Russians totally partorisca blame . A lesson partorisca give the support takes of this book is that in spite of his a lot of deep defects a world would owe that be appreciated extremely that JFK was President the one who has resisted to to idiot likes LeMay verify & like this prevented of the catastrophic nuclear transmission.
4 / 5
Ossia The fantastic bed. The expert analysis in a crisis of missile is presented is the a lot readable way. Reading this calm @to give you so only which near a world is coming the nuclear war in a prompt @@@1960s!
Ossia An interesting & involving book.
4 / 5
First analysis of class. A lot it is previously the be be publish in this @@subject but comprises a lot of new material any one developed in of the works like A Hell of the Bet, Defcon One and Thirteen Days.

Reading a lot lovely.
5 / 5
I like a day partorisca detail of day that follows chance, so as it looks possible of some people those who was has involved directly.

Some shows of book in scaring detail, reason has to that a lot of nuclear weapons of fear; they are controlled for simple humans.
4 / 5
Ossia The a lot of thorough and highly readable account of a crisis of Cuban Missile. It uses sources of both sides of a cold War divide and resupplies ideas to some thought in both sides and his mutual worry that they could turn a confrontation to all was war.
An annoying thing so only is that although a footnotes partorisca some looks of Preface, a Preface he no.
5 / 5
has read several accounts that spent in a subject of a crisis of the Cuban missile and this pound is for far a better , congratulations to an author in such the good account researched and a lot readable . It was the twelve boy of year escole old when this in fact displaced crisis and in mine colegiala all the world has spoken roughly the day for the day and scared can say you concealed . All has think that a war partorisca finalise all the wars were partorisca spend anytime . This book answers all some questions have required partorisca answer and llama all the world-wide to to which likes him the book that is odder that any fiction partorisca the buy and thank a Gentleman some world-wide leaders all saw felt before it was too late !
4 / 5
There is enjoyed to this reservation like the crisis of the Cuban missile was something I so only never really studied in pupil. For like this, this filled in many empty partorisca me, how is chock full of detail; like those some Russians have based on Cuba has suffered with worms in his paste, undoubtedly that heads to the decrease in his morals. A narrative of a crisis is said in the a lot of warm way, readable, with a reader has left with an idea that Kennedy and Khrushchev was unable to read another character, that heads to a be world-wide in a flange of nuclear armageddon. It concealed it has not gone down the casualidad, regime and, finally, partorisca pinch of reason. In short, the a lot of very read that it would have to that do fault more as an introduction to a subject, more than as the scholarly addition the literature already there.

Top Customer Reviews: Long Range Shooting ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 41 ratings
5 / 5
Any hesitation gives 5 stars to this book. Writing a lot well, clear and simple but never in a cost of quality or accuracy. Cleckner Has to that import a reader and skills of aim of utmost teaching. An author a lot so only skim on some subjects have covered, he explaines and defines with quite a lot of details and examples that when you are done that read the section, has has learnt in fact something and is anxious to maintain reading. I consider a 'the beginner anticipated' except this book there is certainly help me progress like shooter but also like the firearms enthisusiast. In the first place it judges a book for his coverage and underestimated the. But it has included one very simple the brilliant of orange discharge has been thought for an author, partorisca do sure can something quickly your book in your stock exchange partorisca vary when I need a response partorisca yours question. I add read!
4 / 5
Some an information was very basic which is very partorisca the new mark shooters. Those some coverages of book is done well but chair partorisca court partorisca be complete. An end taken for surprise with him begin only a apêndice without conclusion. I suppose so only it wishes a book was more along and has comprised some more ideas of practice and more coaching phases. I comprise he the second book for there is anticipated shooters that can be that it has been missing it. Ebook The prize is a lot of value he, the copy of paper would have been the bit overpriced.
4 / 5
Well book. This in spite of numerous errors. As Coriolis the effect in North hemisphere affects balls trajectory to some legislations. In a book is to an accident. Of entity info likes that it do not have to that be spent for big in shooting of long row, of then possibly can affect the impact of balls partorisca be several thumbs.
5 / 5
A must-read partorisca a beginner interested in shooting of rifle, and an excellent reference partorisca one experienced shooter. Ossia One of some better books on that the rifle of precision has seen. Fundamentals Is very covered, and the fashion of the hard amour of Ryan rids excellent joint.

Are the short-vary benchrest competitor, and while we approach a sport the little differently, found me still being in accordance with some principles during a book. Ossia Together of sage that would benefit any in some sports partorisca shoot.
5 / 5
Has read tonnes of books in shooting of long distance and this one is simply one the majority of complete in a subject.
Takes your time, read well, and will learn abundance of information of entity on like this partorisca shoot long distance.
Loves this book, if I have had to that maintain so only a concealed would be it!
4 / 5
You are the good book . I have known some appearances to shoot of long row, but this reservation has had roughly adds nuggets of information in him.

Likes like an author maintained it basic and has used his real world-wide experience to dispel some shooting myths.

Does not expect calm to teach you all a intricacies to shoot of long row. It is drawn for beginners. The tips add on like this to setup your rifle.
5 / 5
This book is far more than expected it would be. I am looking forward to applying some subjects in a row .
Still before I have opened a book my already foreseen promise when it go it to read. It was the fight to take it behind.
4 / 5
Read and a lot of suggestions excellent of the tips/ add that it can try / employ and practises it in a row to help improvement your marksmanship and better comprises a lot of fundamentals inside a sport.
5 / 5
Ossia A AWESOME book. Full of good information. Any of him fluff. Real world-wide applications and opinions
there is enjoyed reading each word of of the this and will inform his I so that movements to the long of my investigation
3 / 5
finds a well of May of book: an appearance of long row is covered to an end so only...
The majority of a book is for a beginner finds in all the chance.

Top Customer Reviews: Bomb Girls - ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 39 ratings
4 / 5
Looked a series in TV. Looked for more information and found this book. The history adds. Now I can share he with my glorious boys.
4 / 5
This book has said Some histories of some of some thousands partorisca women those who has done in factories of ammunitions in a second World-wide War. It begins with the pocolos capitulate that it gives an introduction the factories of ammunitions, and as and where has operated, and he then said of the individual histories of some of some women those who has done in them - a vast majority of some workers was women.
A book is a lot well according to which goes. Unfortunately, partorisca me there is two that imports downsides. In the first place, it is written by any the one who is campaigning partorisca recognition partorisca some people those who has done in some factories. Now I do not have any question with this campaign; his contributo has not been, and has included now has not been, has recognised fully. This in spite of, takes the bit partorisca tire when a campaign is mentioned partorisca a umpteenth time.
Secondly, Some the individual histories result the little has bitten repetitive. @I give that a number of the women involved those who was still alive when a book has been written has diminished all a time, but his all look partorisca come from a same fund, and his histories are all very alike. Calm almost can predict that it goes to be said.
In that said that all concealed, ossia a book of entity , reason gives the voice to these women, and dips officially that has done and that has achieved.
5 / 5
Liked and was a lot of readable. It is a history of 9 individual daughters those who has done in some factories of bomb during WWII. For having some individual histories, also directs to cover several different factories around a country and the different appearances of a work have involved to do different ammunitions and different parts of a production.
Gives the good impression of some people of way has lived before a war and during a war as it is not so only the recollection of working in the factory of ammunitions but the social record also. Like the book is based in a recollections of several brave ladies that has to all have been take when his individual histories have been said, has based a time when they were young, solos and a lot brave, a book is one of a bit those that record that coverages that leaves of an endeavour of war with a true and personal view.
That has not been to cover Woolwich Arsenal, a Enfield place or a Waltham put of Abbey all doing (I believes) different functions in a zone of Londra. Like this Woolwich was a HQ or at least a factory already in the first operation of the war was declared included, was some personnel has coached there the one who was posted was to take some new places that career. Recommended reading so that has an interest in the past history of Big Bretagna.
4 / 5
This book was absolutely exceptional, and some women those who has sacrificed so much during some wars would owe that be applauded. It was the fantastic idea the British history. It was harrowing in east was the 20/21 year old alone woman, calm more than likely be envoy to do in some factories of bomb, and a danger of some factories was very known. It is the one of truth inspiring read and would recommend it to any reason these women would owe that be agreed so many like the soldate fallen. Complete and utter hero.
5 / 5
This very interesting pound is the collection of reminiscences of hard-working ammunitions during WW11. Really they are unsung heroines, his work was highly dangerous and dangerous his health. A paramount aim was to produce the variety of shells, balls and bombs for some Forces - in any cost, wether the be of the lives or personal happiness. Naively, has not had any idea so many women were conscripted to this industry and am sure has had the plot more incident that was has registered officially. These women certainly deserve official recognition of the his contributo to an Endeavour of War, was in so much danger like any soldato.
5 / 5
Without these women would not have won never a war! I have not thought never roughly the one who has done some ammunitions. My own Mother has done work of war and a recollection in a book has informed to a factory has done in Oxlow Route Dagenham. It has done friends with the lady whilst doing there during a war and a lady have asked to my Mamma likes to write to his edges of soldato that has done. Ossia Like my Mamma has fulfilled my Dad. They have married after a war was on. So only it wishes to maintain it it had asked my parents more in a war when they were alive. This woman certainly would owe that be recognised by his part in a war. It would love my name of Mammas to look on some class of dish likes run of an endeavour of war
5 / 5
An appearance of a second world-wide war often spent for big for historians. Well writing and informative in some dangers have faced daily of these workers of women and to the equal that has fulfilled he with camaraderie and humour. The accidents have caused of explosives, the acid and some cars are resulted in of the burns and loss of limbs. As well as a constant threat of raids of air. It is date there was on two million women that reads like this splits of an endeavour of war; that does the contributo vast to an eventual victory.
4 / 5
Has had so only the fast look how is the present for any but am sure will enjoy iy
4 / 5
has loved this book - was a desquels could not expect go back too also continue a history. Certainly it underlines a 'the army forgotten' of a war and me @give that perhaps it would owe that have some class of memorial in a National Arboretum to recognise his contributo to an endeavour of war.
5 / 5
After reading a prime minister 10 of a book has then begun but in this point I interest has lost totally

Top Customer Reviews: Operation Red ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 45 ratings
5 / 5
This and book 1 was unreal law these writers have done his investigation and the good work partorisca choose future technology that more likley be into use partorisca a period of time , and the one who the current material still would be partorisca use then. A way is all has dipped was the very real fact to a point begins thought this can be that has in tent partorisca a future can not expect read op the red dawns. It operates excellent !!!!
5 / 5
Has been looking for the novel of good war partorisca some time. I have found these 4 series of book and could do not dipping down. It gives the graces for such the series adds ....
4 / 5
Has been looking for the novel of good war partorisca some time. I have found these 4 series of book and could has not dipped down. It gives the graces for such the series adds ....
5 / 5
Although I am enjoying this series of books, and knowing is dipped 22 years to our current future can not think that a world-wide economic and manufacturing the capacity and the supply of resource could sustain one has has described operations to these stairs. Resisting import a world-wide recession and credit crunch on some last ten years could one factory and the creation of such crew advanced technological and gestation of the effective formation in his spiegamento is inner completed some scales of time has suggested. The history says no.

Likes some synchronises this in spite of with an increase of one east and an unrest of EU together with an administration of the EUA common such the is the possibility of global conflict of an end of a cold war. How it is dipped in the near future the little artistic licence can be tolerated like a hyper walks and dresses of fight. A bit jingoistic in his narration but enjoyable.

B. D. United Kingdom
5 / 5
Although I have enjoyed this as much as some other books,does not like me of a bit the pages of way is king-used partorisca fill a history has gone by reprinting, parts of a history again this is to arrive three times in his book. And I books are expensive how is without touching two times partorisca , reprinted text. Although I have enjoyed this series immensely will not buy another.
4 / 5
Has loved this book almost like this like this prime minister in a series, read both in three days, as it enjoyed them. So only a thing that could useful, am not sure is possible but maps especially in as book would have augmented my entertainment
4 / 5
has Found some numbers involved and a speed of production of the same incredible armaments for futuristic levels. The future wars will not have implication like this human but neither would have some quantities of drones and similar pleasure. We know his affordability today which is enormous. A plot is believable but any one some resorted that it mark a yarn unbelievable
4 / 5
This is not the bad book or the series but some authors had it clearly the test read (to a lot of basic deceptions) and far far too repitition a lot so only of some same but the same points sentences whole. In reality one do one 1 good book but he has been turned was purely partorisca profitering.
5 / 5
Fantastic history, this in spite of has to that read all four books, time of total reading on 30 hours, but never the dull moment! Minor carping; still need the trace to read of test,some coincidences are the little too much, perhaps a detail of weaponry sometimes the little in a cup so that they do not have to do fault never in some forces. They are now I on rid 3 and are absolutely gripped! It can not imagine that on earth James could do fror a closing.
4 / 5
These books were so only like a rodeo of accountants, adding on some numbers of numbers of the troops of numbers are died of tanks grones etc.
These books are the waste of money

Top Customer Reviews: ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 56 ratings
4 / 5
Formed: Phase partorisca Concentrate Paperback Undoubtedly need of people partorisca know some potential horrors that expects some next and subsequent uses of these powerful arms!
This in spite of, partorisca an author partorisca try and sell like this-'Christian' value called when it was in fact 'Christian' the one who has done some bombs and has used some bombs in populations of civilian; a hypocracy tends partorisca churn my guts...
5 / 5
Formed: Phase partorisca Concentrate Paperback Writing for an exceptional journalist. Caused me partorisca inform in Hiroshima to several friends.
4 / 5
Formed: Phase of Mass Paperback has Decided to take this tinny novel after looking Hiroshime onNetflix. Writing a lot well with Format of entrance
4 / 5
of the survivors: Phase of Mass Paperback would have sucked to has been there when a paste to bomb sure eh
4 / 5
Formed: Phase partorisca Concentrate Paperback Has to that be a better work of any-the fiction written a 20th century.
5 / 5
Formed: Phase partorisca Concentrate Paperback Glorious bed. Highly recommended.
5 / 5
Formed: Phase partorisca Concentrate Paperback Adapt a reckless use by force in of the civil.
4 / 5
Formed: Phase of Mass Paperback is Coming quickly in the Format of prize
5 / 5
adds: Phase partorisca Concentrate Paperback This book comprises two diverse parts. A prime minister, written in 1946, chronic some lives of six different people before, slope and some months that follows an explosion of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. A second, writing four decades later, recounts the resulted of the each one of them in a period partorisca mediate.

With the definite sense of Japanese restriction, a tone never is sincere and in any melodramatic chance. Curiously, this contributes to humanizing a horror of some chances.
This enlightening the short work is warmly recommended to all interested in history and politician … and of course Giappone.
4 / 5
Undoubtedly need of people partorisca know some potential horrors that expects some next and subsequent uses of these powerful arms!
This in spite of, partorisca an author partorisca try and sell like this-'Christian' value called when it was in fact 'Christian' the one who has done some bombs and has used some bombs in populations of civilian; a hypocracy tends partorisca churn my guts...