Reviews non-fiction

I read a lot of non-fiction for my day-job. For pleasure I mostly read popular history and popular science. Here are the non-fiction reviews on the blog.

The Wild Blue by Stephen Ambrose **
Dragnet Nation by Julia Angwin ****
Beyond Hitler's Grasp by Michael Bar-Zohar ***
Hunting Eichmann by Neal Bascomb ****
Behind the Battle by Ralph Bennett **
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown *****
The Spy Who Came in From The Co-op by David Burke ***
Rubble by Jeff Byles **
Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II by Prit Buttar ***.5
Target London: Under Attack From V-Weapons During WWII by Christy Campbell ***;
Ghost Mountain Boys by James Campbell *****
Anglo Republic by Simon Carswell ****
Geek Sublime by Vikram Chandra ***.5
Kursk by Lloyd Clark ***
Resistance by Matthew Cobb *****
GUBU Nation by Damian Corless ***
Love, Sex and War by John Cosgrove ****.5
The Formula by Luke Dormehl ***.5
Secret Warriors by Taylor Downing ***
Spies in the Sky by Taylor Downing ***.5
Only a Game? by Eamon Dunphy ****
The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel ***
When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson ****
Crimea by Orlando Figes ***.5
The Fires by Joe Flood *****
Information: A Very Short Introduction by Luciano Floridi ****
The Forgotten 500 by Gregory A Freeman ***
Before the Deluge by Otto Friedrich ****
Where the Iron Crosses Grow: The Crimea 1941–44 by Robert Forczyk ***
The Great Crash 1929 by JK Galbraith ***
Invasion Rabaul by Bruce Gamble ***.5
The Twilight Warriors by Robert Gandt ***.5
The Information by James Gleick ***
The Barbed-Wire University by Midge Gillies ***
Future Crimes by Marc Goodman ***.5
The Demon Under the Microscope by Thomas Hager ***
The Alchemy of Air by Thomas Hager ****
Hanns and Rudolf by Thomas Harding ***.5
A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey ****
The Korean War by Max Hastings ***.5
Heartbreak and Vine by Woody Haut ****.5
A Life In Secrets by Sarah Helm ****
Map of the Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey by Rachel Hewitt ***
The Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman ****
The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes ***.5
The Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt ***
Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal by James D. Hornfischer ***
Japan 1941 by Eri Hotta ****
We Die Alone by David Howarth *****
Traitors by Josh Ireland ****
The Victory Lab by Sasha Issenberg ****.5
Operation Paperclip by Annie Jacobsen *****
The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson ***
Breakfast with Anglo by Simon Kelly ***.5
The End: Germany 1944-1945 by Ian Kershaw ***.5
The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan ****
Death in the City of Light by David King ***
The Game Must Go On by John Klima ***
Kamikazi by Raymond Lamont-Brown ***
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson ****.5
Nazi Hunter: The Wiesenthal File by Alan Levy ****
The Big Short by Michael Lewis ***.5
The Falcon and the Snowman by Robert Lindsey ****
T-Force by Sean Longden ***.5
A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintrye ***
Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre ****
Pies and Prejudice by Stuart Maconie **
Software Takes Command by Lev Manovich ****.5
Chickenhawk by Robert Mason ****
Big Data by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier **.5
The Builders by Frank McDonald and Kathy Sheridan ***
Landscape and Society in Contemporary Ireland by Brendan McGrath ***.5
Basin and Range by John McPhee ****
Down Among the Dead Men by Michelle Williams **.5
'Rommel?' 'Gunner Who?' by Spike Milligan ****
The Dirtiest Race in History by Richard Moore ****
Berlin At War by Roger Moorhouse ***.5
The Secrets of Rue St Roch by Janet Morgan ****.5
The Spy Who Loved by Clare Mulley ****.5
Code Girls by Liza Mundy ****.5
Banksters by David Murphy and Martina Devlin ***
Birds in a Cage by Derek Niemann ****
Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany by Norman Ohler ***.5
The Rise and Fall of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger by Sean O’Riain *****
Ship of Fools by Fintan O'Toole ****
Enough is Enough by Fintan O'Toole ****
Dataclysm by Christian Rudder **
The Man With the Poison Gun by Serhii Plokhy ****.5
The Bombers and The Bombed by Richard Overy ***.5
The Untouchables by Shane Ross and Nick Ross ***
Wasters by Shane Ross and Nick Webb ***
The Spy Who Changed the World by Mike Rossiter ****.5
The Numbers Game by Alan Schwarz ****
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly ****.5
The Signal in the Noise by Nate Silver ****
Homicide by David Simon *****
The Darkest Summer by Bill Sloan ***
Ten Days to D-Day by David Stafford ****
Automate This by Christopher Steiner ***.5
Nazi on the Run by Gerald Steinacher **.5
The Battle of Midway by Craig L Symonds *****
Dresden by Frederick Taylor ****
The People's Manifesto by Mark Thomas ****
The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 by Ian W. Toll ****
Rome ’44: The Battle for the Eternal City by Raleigh Trevelyan ***.5
Winter War by William Trotter ****.5
Blizzard of Glass by Sally M Walker ***
Spitting on a Soldier's Grave by Robert Widders **.5
Too Big to Know by David Weinberger ***.5
Harold Shipman: Prescription for Murder by Brian Whittle and Jean Ritchie *****
Dietrich and Riefenstahl by Karin Wieland ***
The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu ****
The Master Switch by Tim Wu ****
Chasing Venus by Andrea Wulf ***.5
Codebreakers by James Wyllie and Michael McKinley ***.5
1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow by Adam Zamoyski ****
The Swiss, The Dead and The Gold by Jean Ziegler ***

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