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Wisdom?

Advantages: A real-life adventure of the most poetic kind
Disadvantages: Heavy going in places, a few doubts on strict authenticity

...Lawrence of Arabia! Even to those who do not know, it must sound romantic, exotic, adventurous! Of course Lawrence was all of those things…but what else was he, and did I really hope to find out by reading his seminal work? Seven Pillars of Wisdom has b ...

hiker 08.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Seven Pillars of Wisdom - T. E Lawrence

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Spearhead Assault-John Geddes The Falklands War from a 2 Para Cpl

Advantages: Account of the Goose Green Assault by someone who was there
Disadvantages: None

I was given this book by a friend of mine who is mentioned in it. It is a mightliy impressive read. It won't win any technical literary prizes and is all the better for that. It's written by a savvy, brave soldier who was part of an incredibly brave team ...

Tangiersorange 12.08.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Spearhead Assault: Blood, Guts and Glory on the Falklands Frontlines - John Geddes

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Big Brother's Watching You

Advantages: Fascinating sources, eye opening accounts
Disadvantages: See review

Regular readers of my reviews will no doubt have noticed a penchant for things Eastern European. This extends not only to travel and the purchase of portraits of Tito (just brought a beautiful one back from Ljubljana - it's enormous!) but also to a genuin ...

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Review of Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin wall - Anna Funder

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Burial Ground of Kings?

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Sutton Hoo is one of the celebrity sights in English archaeology. Since the importance of the site was first recognised in 1938 the site has played host to numerous digs and research projects right up until the present day. In recent years the site was un ...

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Review of Sutton Hoo: Burial Ground of Kings? - Martin Carver

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That iconic panda

Advantages: Interesting history of a global organization
Disadvantages: The book didn't have the expected focus on WWF's work with wildlife

Saving The World's Wildlife: WWF - The First 50 Years by Alexis Schwarzenbach is, rather unsurprisingly, the story of the formation and first five decades of one of the worlds foremost conservation organisations, the World Wide Fund for Nature (or World W ...

eilidhcatriona 27.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Saving The World's Wildlife WWF The First 50 Years - Alexis Schwarzenbach

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