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The book makes you think

Advantages: Challenging, Thought-provoking
Disadvantages: Detailed

...I'll try to refrain from commenting on the ideas Malcolm X offers in this book and instead stick to discussing the feel, and worthiness of reading the book. Overall, I liked the book quite a bit because of the thought provoking nature of the ideas present ...

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Review of The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Malcolm X

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Growing up in the South

Advantages: shocking, exciting, sometimes uplifting, teaches you about history, easy to read
Disadvantages: lenghty in the end

Growing up in the South Today I'm going to review a novel I had to read for university. It is called "Coming of Age in Mississippi" and was written by Anne Moody. Reader's appeal As I said, I did not really choose this book myself. Last semes ...

morticiaaddams 01.04.2011 · Read full review
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It's good to be the queen - NOT

Advantages: Well written, interesting stories
Disadvantages: More focus on the wives and less on Henry, but perhaps that's not possible!

...Antonia Fraser's 'The Wives of Henry VIII' is a wonderful account of the lives of the six women who married the controversial Tudor king. Fraser has written extensively on many subjects, but is particularly interested in British royal history. Her writing ...

frkurt 13.05.2003 · Read full review
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Bringing history to life

Advantages: Fascinating history that's accessible to everyone
Disadvantages: It's a very big book...

At first glance this is a big, thick book that some people perhaps might feel overwhelmed by - I certainly did. But I found myself so absorbed by Antonia's frank and diplomatic take on these women's lives that I just kept turning page after page until be ...

Lizamabug 22.12.2006 · Read full review
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Divorced, Beheaded...

Advantages: Very well-researched
Disadvantages: None

History books do nothing for me, but I do like a good biography. That is why I love this book. Antonia Fraser's style of writing makes you forget that this is a historical biography. If I have to admit to liking some history then, apart from ancient ...

RuthJean 16.09.2000 · Read full review
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