The Waving Flag: Recent Books

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Recent Books

It's been a while since I covered my reading habits mainly because I've been reading novels but here's three history books that I can heartily recommend:

For a change I thought I'd try some one sentence reviews:
  1. "Destiny In The Desert" reads really well indeed and provides a very interesting counterpoint to traditional military history accounts and complements Moorehouse's trilogy perfectly. 9/10.
  2. "Marlborough" takes awhile to get going but once attuned to Holmes' style it's easy to imagine him speaking to you and the book picks up pace. 7/10.
  3. "Constantinople" is a relaxed narrative account of the siege and the key personalities plus it provides an insight into the importance of the new weapons employed by the Turks and how their logistics shaped the siege. 8/10.
If you want a reading copy then my used copies are yours for the cost of the postage. To arrange this just email me using the link in the "Salute the Flag" section of the page footer.


Vexillia said...

Marlborough & Constantinople books claimed and on their way to a new home tomorrow.

Vexillia said...

Destiny in the Desert now claimed.

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