I reviewed Tide, by Hugh Aldersley-Williams. I wasn’t particularly gripped by the book, but some of its information was, as the Spectator’s subheading said, dizzying. I loved best the account of D-Day, for which properly calculating the tides was essential. Here is the review.
Posted on 20th July 2016
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