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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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A battle won and lost - and what happened afterwards

Advantages: Vivid, atmospheric account of the battle and subsequent events
Disadvantages: A little dry for a general readership

As is to be expected, there have been several accounts of the battle of Waterloo and of the events that led up to it. But it is always interesting to discover a book which finds a different way of telling the tale, or in this case, one that focuses more ...

JOHNV 05.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Waterllo: The Aftermath - Paul O'Keeffe

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tl;dr : Took photo, was blurred, is ghost whooooooooooo

Advantages: -
Disadvantages: Photos diappointing, lack of detail, factual inaccuracy, no flow

I came across this book in a charity shop, and being somewhat fascinated with history and the tudor period in particular, I thought it would be really interesting to read this book having had a quick glance at the blurb which explained the book told of th ...

Nymphypig 28.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Anne Boleyn's Ghost - Liam Archer

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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 ...

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Review of What Did the Baby Boomers Ever Do for Us? - Francis Beckett

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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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