Nemesis by Max Hastings

Discussion in 'Books and Films' started by Kyt, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Yes, I know, another book for the wishlist. But from the following review, and others that I've seen, this really should be on everyone's Christmas list. At 674 pages, it should keep people busy for a week or two,,2189649,00.html

  2. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    I would buy it for these two lines for £25.(Will be $72.00AUD although still not available.)

    "Hastings, though a little too fond of judgments and generalisations, effectively debunks MacArthur,"

    as well as the wasteful diversion to the Philippines and the sidelining of gallant Australia, both the work of the ineffable MacArthur.:mad2:
  3. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Also says 704 pages here! Must be bigger print for my old eyes.
  4. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Got his head screwed on then!
  5. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    I'm actually going to hold-off until the NY - Amazon has at £15 at the moment but some may unwanted Xmas presents turn up in their "usd & new" section. I picked up Armaggedon for £5 at a book-remainder shop about 7 months after it was released.

    And yes, that's exactly the same sentence that caught my eye too. I shall enjoy reading that section(s) :>
  6. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    I've often found such discrepancies - some sellers/reviewers just count narrative pages, others count all including notes and index.

    Definately. Loved his Armageddon for his debunking of someof the myths surrounding people like Monty, Churchill, patton etc

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