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Max will be talking about his books at the following venues:
Rave Reviews for Chastise
'Max’s Hastings’s CHASTISE is a virtuoso performance ...
EXPLODING THE DAMBUSTERS MYTH
There were dams; a dog with an embarrassing name; a march that everybody over 40 can hum.
This year Max will be talking about his book VIETNAM An Epic Tragedy 1945-1975 at the following venues:
We can’t get enough of ‘Happy ever after’
The seasonal surge of sentimentality prompts in adults as well as children a yearning for happy endings,
Confessions of a Reviewer
A decade ago, a publisher produced a set of short biographies of Britain’s 20th century prime ministers, which I reviewed unenthusiastically.
Was Christmas better in the good old days? Don’t believe it
We shall never know the identity of the marketing genius who persuaded the early Christians to couple the pagan feast of the winter solstice with the birth of a child,
Book of the Year
Vietnam has been chosen by a number of newspapers, historians and reviewers as their book of the year.
No firing will take place after this hour
In a clearing within a Belgian wood on an overcast November morning, raindrops from a recent shower dripped off the trees.
Our rudeness to European allies is shameful
Half a century ago, when that military circus the Royal Tournament was a national institution, there was a contretemps after a visiting Italian officer discovered that his Bersaglieri must perform in a sand arena.
There’s no such thing as easy‑peasy politics
My five year-old granddaughter stood poised above the pool, contemplating the rings I had tossed to the bottom for her to retrieve.
Rave Reviews for Vietnam
'Magnificent and moving ... Although Hastings deals with the high politics brilliantly, it is his account of the war on the ground that lifts this book above its competitors
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