Monthly Archives: July 2015

Book Review: Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics (2008)

An earlier book by Jonathan Wilson: a 350-page history of football formations and strategies. It’s a very good read: each chapter covers a phase of development in football history, which in turn focuses on the country or wider area where … Continue reading

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The Best of Wodehouse – An Anthology (Everyman): Short Stories (1)

Reading, seemingly such a sedentary pursuit, is in fact rather demanding. Allowing for our natural aptitude for understanding arrays of letters (or “words”), perceiving and interpreting arrays of these words, both in small chains and larger chunks, and then accepting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mons: The Retreat to Victory (1960) by John Terraine

A superb book of First World War military history, in which John Terraine covers the opening skirmishes of the war in August/September 1914. Both sides are conditioned by recent history, in this case the fall-out from the Franco-Prussian war: Germany, … Continue reading

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