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British journalist, editor, and historian Max Hastings was born on December 28, 1945. He was a foreign correspondent for BBC television and London's Evening Standard, for which he later served as editor from 1996 to 2001. Hastings also worked as editor and editor-in-chief of The Daily Telegraph. In visa mer addition to presenting BBC historical documentaries and writing numerous books of military history, Hastings has contributed to publications including the Daily Mail, The Guardian, and the New York Review of Books. He received the nonfiction Somerset Maugham Award for Bomber Command, as well as the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Prize for both Overlord and The Battle for the Falklands. His title Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013. The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945 was published in 2016 and is also on the New York Times Bestsellers List. Hastings was knighted in 2002, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and from 2002-2007 was President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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The Korean War (1987) 818 exemplar
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A very good one volume account of both the diplomatic efforts and military regarding Britain’s successful response to the Argentinian invasion of 1982. Each theatre of war, as well as the political dimension is addressed individually, in detail, and given the time of writing, in a balanced way. as with all of Max Hastings books, this one was as readable as ever.
aadyer | 6 andra recensioner | Mar 26, 2024 |
I’m very good, engrossing and well paste, the narrative of one of the most unpleasant German units in World War II. The depiction of various war crimes is really quite disturbing. The attitude of German soldiers towards this, even more so. The eventual fate of the death Reich Helps on its way by the French resistance is an interesting but macabre story.
aadyer | 5 andra recensioner | Oct 4, 2023 |
Author seems a bit fond of himself and of criticizing other (obviously seen as competing) authors
TanyaRead | 26 andra recensioner | Sep 22, 2023 |
An outstanding and justifiably famous history of a topic about which dozens of histories have been written. The author is himself a famous journalist, newspaper editor, and historian and he has created both an even-handed and penetrating look at British Bomber Command in WWII. He includes detailed accounts of strategic and political argument, stories from participating airmen, and a harrowing portrayal of the fire-bombing of Darmstadt. Controversial topics discussed include the difficulty in bringing Bomber Command under Supreme Allied Command for the D-Day invasion, Sir Arthur Harris' strengths and shortcomings in his almost obsessional interest in urban area bombing, and Churchill's role in the fire-bombing of Dresden. Hastings had access to original memoranda, their revised versions, examples of misrepresented statistics, and the various responses from personnel in Bomber Command, the US Army Air Force, Allied Naval and Army leaders, and Albert Speer and other Nazi leaders. Lastly, a history book of this scope and quality might have been twice as long, so we benefit both from the author's expansive work and his concision.… (mer)
markm2315 | 5 andra recensioner | Jul 1, 2023 |



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