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Musing on Mortality

Advantages: Sharp, incisive and insightful words from a man facing death
Disadvantages: May well offend the type of people who hated him whilst he was alive

What does a writer do when he's dying? He writes - of course I am rather ashamed that I didn’t discover Christopher Hitchens until it was in many respects ‘too late’. I had read reviews of some of his books and I knew he was someone I ‘ought’ to read ...

koshkha 27.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Mortality - Christopher Hitchens

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A Polemist Remembered

Advantages: Not too morbid - some lighter moments
Disadvantages: The sad loss of Hitchens

Publishing House: Twelve Date: Sept 2012 - - - Blair Hitch Project Memoirs are like buses when it comes to Christopher Hitchens - you get three all at once - 'Hitch 22' - 'Arguably' and 'Mortality'. The book 'Mortality' coming more quickly t ...

1st2thebar 03.01.2013 · Read full review
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A Martyr for Social Change

Advantages: Balanced, thought-provoking account
Disadvantages: None if you are interested in this subject

...In this book from the Pocket Biographies series, Harry Harmer presents a concise account of the life and achievements of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King. Although this book does make you appreciate the role King played as a figurehead for the C ...

moistbabe 16.05.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Martin Luther King - Harry Harmer

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Foxy Marilyn!

Advantages: Informative book, many beautiful photos, good value for money.
Disadvantages: Some predictable photos, not all her films are included.

...One of the most impressive looking Marilyn Monroe books in my collection is a very heavy hardback book called Marilyn Monroe – Platinum Fox by Cindy De La Hoz. It is a large format coffee table type book with around 260 pages in and a stunning cover desig ...

KarenUK 12.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Marilyn Monroe - Cindy De La Hoz

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Michael Jackson: Life of a Legend, a great buy for a Jackson fan!

Advantages: Beautiful colour pictures, all eras covered, great detailed information, touching tributes.
Disadvantages: Size

...First of all: I love this book. I have over 5 books about Michael and many more items of memorabilia and out of the books this is definitely my favourite. Full of beautiful colour photos of Michael throughout the years including many that I have never se ...

SpeechlessX 21.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Michael Jackson: Life of a Legend - Michael Heatley

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