Placentia CA, United States | Member Since 2011
This is a somewhat typical spy novel complete with attempts at sexy girls and cheesy manufactured hero moments, with some technology sprinkled in. But I sort of enjoyed it.I read it at the recommendation of a friend, but I could not recommend it unless you the reader know who is Mark Russinovich and want to read his book, his first.
There are better choices, but this one is ok. I strongly recommend, instead of this one, Pacific Crucible.
My favorite WWII book, second only to The Rise and Fall. I often fear getting into my car to hear the book, wondering what our poor lads will suffer tonight. And the most thoughtful and cogent analysis of area bombing you will EVER hear. I told my WWII POW father to NOT read this book. He will be right back there in the 15th AF flying over Poland and Hungary. Too real. Just awesome.
Falsely advertised as about computer security. 90% of book is about national terrorism, response to 9/11.
I am this close to asking for money back. Book is a collection of old essays, pre-NSA and Snowden, and almost entirely on policy level of safety against terrorism.
Not again, but I had to hear it. My father flew in a B-17 with the 15th.
No characters. The story is of the 15th.
Would like to hear more about the men, and the details of the missions. This was more about the 15th as an organizatoin.
The 8th gets all the pub!
Honest. Eloquent. WINSTON!
It is his perspective.
See the Story of our Time
Yes but not as the first and only. That would be: Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.,
These are his words.
The story and detail was so vivid I felt like a lost my comrades.
The Navy battlefield is a ghost after the battle; it disappears under the sea.
MUCH much better than the book on the Bismark. That one was so bad I got my money back. This one is GREAT.
Only the quality of the story kept me from turning off that horrid sounding man.
"Hello boys!" Of the group of trapped German soldiers wishing to surrender, only 1 could speak English. So as the Rangers approached, the German soldier said the only words in English he knew: "Hello boys!" Hilarious.
I did not hear Eisenhower's short speech to his troops. Wonder why it was not read.
This is a magazine article version of Risk Management. Ok but no time to be more substantive.
"Failure of Risk Management" (D. Hubbard) is the single best book on risk you will ever read. That and "How to Measure Anything" by same author. If you are interested in RISK and you have not read those 2 books, what are you waiting for??!!
The book in its entirety. Parts were weak. Author brought it all together finally.
The author's perspective and reasoning about the role of The Drive on Moscow in WWII.
Yes will try, but not looking forward to it. He sounds like an ad reader rather than a book reader.
When the author stopped talking about deep details and spoke about the decision to be at Moscow's door and why Germany lost. His analysis about the role of the weather is brilliant.
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