Book Review: The Pirate by Harold Schechter

I picked this up as part of Amazon's Prime Reading thing where a few books are included free with Prime. There are a series of true crime short reads, and going into a run of night shifts they sounded just the thing to help pass the time. This recounts a grizzly triple murder aboard a … Continue reading Book Review: The Pirate by Harold Schechter

Book Review: The Diamond Formula by Alina Simone

This is the third of the Inventions series I've read, and the last in the series, which is a shame as they've been a great series of short, fascinating stories from history. This is probably the best of the three, partly because it has the strongest story at the centre. In 1905, Henri Lemoine claimed … Continue reading Book Review: The Diamond Formula by Alina Simone

Florida 2019: Kennedy Space Center

NASA's space exploration, particularly during the Cold War Space Race is a period that holds endless fascination. An era where scientific boundaries were being pushed, invention was running wild and brave figures were putting themselves at risk in experimental machines. Astronauts became heroes, they pushed the frontiers of where man had been, they gambled on … Continue reading Florida 2019: Kennedy Space Center

Book Review: “Rommel?” “Gunner who?”: A Confrontation in the Desert by Spike Milligan

Having really enjoyed the first instalment of Spike Milligan's war memoirs, I was keen to get on with the rest of the series. So, when I got an Amazon gift card for my birthday, this was one of the first things I downloaded onto my Kindle. Picking up where the first ends, this sees Milligan and 19th … Continue reading Book Review: “Rommel?” “Gunner who?”: A Confrontation in the Desert by Spike Milligan