The Premier League this season will be won by either Liverpool or Manchester City, with the other finishing in second. Third and fourth will be two from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. We’re four games into the season, but are there many people (indeed anyone) who would disagree with the above predictions?
The world has never been closer to nuclear war than October 1962 and the Cuban Missile Crisis. For days, it seemed as though nuclear war was imminent. Finally, when things seemed at their bleakest, a resolution was found.
October 1962. The world has never been closer to nuclear war. It’s days away. Hours. Minutes. But how did it get to such a stage where nuclear war seemed to be inevitable? Enter One Hell of a Gamble.
The quickest possible summary and review would be that Where’s Your Caravan is a football autobiography. But that doesn’t come close to describing this book. A football autobiography (or biography) is normally about one of the world’s finest players who has a reinforced mantelpiece to cope with all their awards and trophies. With the greatest respect to Chris Hargreaves, he doesn’t fall into that category. He was, however, a very good lower league footballer.
Which country in the world is best at football? Argentina? Brazil? England? France? Germany? Every four years, the world’s finest footballing nations gather and we find out which country is the best at football. Other sports do the same. But what about finding the best of things outside of sport? Enter The World Cup of Everything!
The outbreak of war in 1914 saw large early successes for the German army on the Western Front, before counter-attacks pushed them back. When the Western Front stabilised, Germany had still made significant gains, including holding territory in France. The French were determined to remove all German soldiers from French soil and as quickly as possible. Attacks were launched in 1915, with an attack in September and October including a reluctant British Expeditionary Force at Loos. <!–more Continue reading my review of Loos 1915: The Unwanted Battle–>
Loos 1915: The Unwanted Battle looks at before, during and after the battle. Before the battle focuses on why the British did not want the battle, whilst after looks at the impact it had on the British army. Corrigan writes in a clear style and sets out the facts, making it clear when he is offering his opinion. Prior to reading the book, I knew very little about the battle; I now have a greater knowledge of why, and how fiercely, the battle was fought.
Rating (out of 5): ****