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Upper Echelons of Gurgling

Advantages: Beckett is a historian not a contrarian
Disadvantages: Baby boomer's ideology

Duration: 218 pages Biteback Publishing Ltd Eleven Chapters Copyright: Francis Beckett 2010 - - - “We weren’t pacifists; we were clueless rebels, indulging in shock tactics to annoy our elders.” - - - Yup, we’re in precarious times whereby c ...

1st2thebar 01.04.2015 · Read full review
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Review of What Did the Baby Boomers Ever Do for Us? - Francis Beckett

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An unorthodox but brilliant history of New York

Advantages: Fascinating diary entries
Disadvantages: None that I can see

...The idea for this book is really quite straightforward, the author has taken snippets of diary entries to do with the city of New York and then constructed a year in the life of New York. The diaries range from 1609 - 2009 so from the earliest days of New ...

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Review of New York Diaries 1609-2009 - Teresa Carpenter

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So what exactly is money?

Advantages: Interesting, thought-provoking read
Disadvantages: On the whole, rather heavy-going

Occasionally books are not exactly what they seem. When I picked this up, read the blurb and began reading, I was expecting a kind of biography or history of money through the ages. The opening chapter, which consisted of a brief sketch of the economy o ...

JOHNV 12.08.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Money: The Unauthorised Biography - Felix Martin

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Quality Queens Book

Advantages: Interesting subject, easy to read but still gives lots of information
Disadvantages: Frequent second-guessing about thoughts and feelings of those involved

As part of research for my eBook series, and because I enjoy reading about other areas of history, I buy and read quite a lot of history books. One of the best ones I’ve read this year is “Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe” by Nancy Gold ...

MentalSarcasm 20.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Four Queens The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe - Nancy Goldstone

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~ * Birds In A Cage * ~

Advantages: Different, Interesting, Inspiring
Disadvantages: Drags on in places

Birds In A Cage is a I had heard so much about this book Birds In A Cage, so when I was doing my usual ‘book browsing’ in a local charity shop, I was pleased when I came across this book for just £1.99. The book was written by British author Derek Niemann ...

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Review of Birds In A Cage - Derek Niemann

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