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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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Danger in the skies over London

Advantages: Atmospheric detailed portrait of London during the war years
Disadvantages: None

It seems that only recently, with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War upon us, that historians have really looked thoroughly at the social history aspect and the effect it had on the population at home. Jerry White, who has already made ...

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Review of Zeppelin Nights: London in the First World War - Jerry White

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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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