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The decade of Ziggy Stardust and The Thin White Duke

Advantages: Painstakingly researched, detailed examination of Bowie's songs and career
Disadvantages: A little too arty in places (like its subject, perhaps?)

...David Bowie With hindsight, it’s difficult to argue with the oft-expressed opinion that David Bowie was the single most important rock musician of the 1970s. Having been a perpetual ‘one to watch’ from around 1966 onwards but with only one hit duri ...

JOHNV 08.02.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s - Peter Doggett

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He's chameleon, comedian, corinthian and caricature

Advantages: Excellent analyses of Bowie's music
Disadvantages: None, as long as the concept appeals to you

The hardback edition of this book is currently £9 on amazon. There’s also a kindle edition. I daresay a paperback will be along next year sometime. David Bowie is probably my favourite musician, although obviously I have to clarify that that I only mea ...

hogsflesh 27.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s - Peter Doggett

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Diamond review  Yester-Decade Cinema in 800 pages

Advantages: Read about all the films that made the 90's, Loads of movie photos, Great reference guide, Well published and cheap
Disadvantages: Some bizarre inclusions and some major exclusions!

The 90’s, Sigh it only seemed like the other year but already people are referring to it as ‘the last decade’. Watching 80’s and 90’s days on VH1 automatically made me realised that I not only live through music and films of the 80’s as a kid, but the 90 ...

rayliu 26.07.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Movies of the 90 - Jurgen Muller

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Book for the committed, not for the casual sewer

Advantages: Thorough, clear instructions. Sections on all types of patterns
Disadvantages: Needs time and attention, not for the casual sewer

I bought this book when I started to sew and found it far too advanced. It is not a short cut to patterns nor does it give any instruction on sewing, how to construct garments, or any other sewing related information. It is a textbook on drafting patterns ...

Circe147 25.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear - Winifred Aldrich

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Music in China offers genre discussions & current ethnomusicology

Advantages: Excellent examples, well-written, both in depth genre and theory discussions
Disadvantages: some printing is not pristine

...Music in China Lau presents an excellent expose of today various Chinese music forms and outlines his discussions using current ethnomusicology topics Fred Lau's Music in China highlights Oxford University's Global Music Series with an extrem ...

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Review of Music in China: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series) - Frederick Lau

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