Sunday, 21 August 2011

Currently Reading: Nemesis

Change of pace as I switch into Nemesis: The Battle For Japan 1944-1945 - a fascinating if grim and occasionally eye-popping account of the last days of the Pacific war.

Max Hasting, a man I would cheerfully strangle (politically speaking) is a superb historian capable of coupling proper scholarship and objectivity to a clear and entertaining prose style.


ABrazier said...

Agreed! Nemesis is an excellent overview of the end of the war in the Pacific with much interesting detail.

whitehound said...

In person, however, he's a posy bastard who used to stride around the offices of The Daily Telegraph slapping a horsewhip against his leather riding boots.