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Simon Jenkins (1) (1943–)

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Simon Jenkins writes a twice-weekly column for The Times and a weekly column for the London Evening Standard.

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Verk av Simon Jenkins

Slaget om Falklandsöarna (1983) 671 exemplar
A Short History of England (2011) 465 exemplar
England's Thousand Best Houses (2004) 360 exemplar
England's Cathedrals (2016) 76 exemplar
England's 100 Best Views (2013) 43 exemplar
Europe's 100 Best Cathedrals (2021) 26 exemplar
Mission Accomplished? (2015) 8 exemplar
London's Best Views (2013) 5 exemplar
The Selling of Mary Davies (1994) 4 exemplar
London Berkshire and Surrey (2007) 3 exemplar
The Borders (2000) 3 exemplar
The Midlands' Best Views (2013) 2 exemplar
Against the Grain (1994) 1 exemplar

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The first third - London's early history was pretty good, and interesting, but after that it pretty much became a book about architecture. This was much less interesting, despite the many little golden nuggets sprinkled about.
 
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jvgravy | 2 andra recensioner | May 3, 2024 |
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.
 
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aadyer | 6 andra recensioner | Mar 26, 2024 |
CUPRINS

1. Lista ilustratiilor - pag. 7
2. Introducere - pag. 35
3. Zorii egeeni - gloria Greciei 2500 i. Hr. - 300 i. Hr. - pag. 41
4. Dominatia Romei 500 i. Hr - 300 d. Hr - pag. 54
5. Goti, huni si crestini 300 - 560 - pag. 70
6. Epoca lui Carol cel Mare - 560 - 840 - pag. 83
7. Noii europeni 820 - 1100 - pag. 93
8. Biserica militanta 1100 - 1215 - pag. 105
9. Ascensiunea statelor 1215 - 1400 - pag. 116
10. Sfarsitul Bizantului 1400 - 1500 - pag. 132
11. Renastere si reforma 1450 - 1525 - pag. 142
12. Razboaiele printilor 1525 - 1560 - pag. 154
13. Razboaiele religioase 1560 - 1660 - pag. 164
14. Apogeul autocratiei 1660 - 1715 - pag. 180
15. De la ratiune la rebeliune 1715 - 1789 - pag. 195
16. Revolutia franceza 1789 - 1804 - pag. 207
17. Europa lui Napoleon 1804 - 1815 - pag. 219
18. Viena si esecul reformei 1815 - 1840 - pag. 230
19. Ultima zvacnire a Vechii Ordini 1840 - 1850 - pag. 244
20. Italia si Germania 1850 - 1900 - pag. 255
21. Razboiul care capat razboaielor 1900 - 1918 - pag. 270
22. Anii interbelici 1918 - 1939 - pag. 283
23. Al Doilea Razboi Mondial 1939 - 1945 - pag. 296
24. Continentul in timpul razboiului Rece 1945 - 1989 - pag. 308
25. Tensiuni trecute si prezente 1989 - pag. 324
26. Epilog - pag. 339
27. O cronologie a istoriei europene - pag. 347
28. Nota autorului - pag. 351
29. Lecturi suplimentare - pag. 353
30. Indice - pag. 355
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Toma_Radu_Szoha | 5 andra recensioner | Apr 26, 2023 |
I read a broad assortment of genre, from science fiction, to biography to literary fiction. One of my favorites is history and military history in particular. In reviewing my library, I noted a couple of works by Max Hastings that I had rated them very highly.

His book, Retribution, was an outstanding treatment of the final year of the World War II Pacific theater. Vietnam, an Epic Tragedy, was equally as well done. That being the case, I purchased a couple of other Hastings works, including this treatment of the Falklands War.

One of Hastings’s strengths is his level of detail. Consider, Retribution, which deals with only the final year in the Pacific theater, clocks in at a hardcover 688 pages. His book on the Vietnam War extends for almost 900 hardcover pages. While this paperback book only spans 420 pages, it is the Falklands War after all. His work, The Korean War, a MUCH broader and more complicated conflict only extends for 389 pages, a substandard effort.

Hastings splits the writing duty here with a co-author, who handles some of the diplomatic history, but the work flows relatively seamlessly. I would have to imagine that this is the authoritative treatment of the Falklands War and the history behind it.

Having said all that, this book is FAR too detailed to be an enjoyable read. The diplomacy and politics are fascinating, but the details of the military aspect (which I understand are from Hastings) are eye glazing. To spend only 389 pages on the Korean War, and then 420 pages on the Falkland War is telling. It is a Goldilocks scenario. One is too short, the other is too long.
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santhony | 6 andra recensioner | Feb 3, 2023 |

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Verk
48
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Medlemmar
2,769
Popularitet
#9,269
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
41
ISBN
166
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