Tag Archives: books]

The NFB Reading List: Fiasco

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq – Tom Ricks (2006) In his most famous work, US journalist Tom Ricks takes a comprehensive, and utterly searing look at nearly every aspect of “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, one of the great military … Continue reading

Posted in Books, NFB Reading List, Reviews, War | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The NFB Reading List – Berlin: The Downfall 1945

Berlin: The Downfall 1945 – Anthony Beevor (2007) Accomplished and immanently successful, Anthony Beevor turned his attention to the end of World War Two in Europe here, with a complete overview of the Eastern Front campaigns of 1945, culminating in … Continue reading

Posted in Books, History, NFB Reading List, Reviews, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Pyre Of Denethor

(Updated on 28/01/16) Coming directly after all of the large-scale action of the last chapter, skipping back in time to Gandalf at the gate is a bit jarring. One might wonder if the events of “The Pyre Of Denethor” may … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Fiction, Reviews, The Lord of the Rings | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: Of Herbs And Stewed Rabbit

(Updated on 28/10/15) It is a pretty off chapter title isn’t it? It’s the first few pages of this chapter that might show just why Book Four is so disliked, in that it is very, very boring. It’s more travelling, … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Fiction, Reviews, The Lord of the Rings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Making The Corps By Tom Ricks

It’s an engaging narrative, but it isn’t one of Ricks’ best. I adore Tom Ricks’ two books on the Iraq War, Fiasco and The Gamble, but this is one of his earlier ones. It’s the story of a Marine recruit company … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Reviews, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment