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A gripping and engaging book that will live in time

Advantages: Gripping, informative and inspiring
Disadvantages: Need to be on top reading form to fully understand and follow

Why I bought Outside In I will admit, I bought this book on a whim. Hidden in the depths of the 'reduced book shelf' in waterstones, recognising Peter's grinning face, I picked it up. I have a strong interest for politics, and to my shame, I knew n ...

Byenud 05.08.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Outside In - Peter Hain

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Oil that spoils and the sp -oils of war!

Advantages: Interesting facts
Disadvantages: Irritating writing style

A venture capitalist invests in a company likely to succeed in the marketplace and hence show a profit to the investor, Dragons Den style. A vulture capitalist, what this book is about, looks to invest in a firm likely to fail to earn a profit in the near ...

thedevilinme 04.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Vultures Picnic - Greg Palast

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World War Three here we come!

Advantages: Educational
Disadvantages: Dull

If you think global warming is the biggest problem facing the planet then think again. If you think we invaded Afghanistan to rid the world of Islamic terrorism then, yep, think again. No, as always, its localised wars over natural resources that will be ...

thedevilinme 06.09.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Oilopoly - Marshall Goldman

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Never believe anything until it's officially denied!

Advantages: The truth is out there
Disadvantages: But you have to want to find it

The truth is often offensive and that's why most of you have only ever heard your news from aesthetically pleasing TV journalists like Raggi Omah, John Simpson and Kate Aidie, patronising you with sanitised sound bites so you can sleep guilt free at night ...

thedevilinme 23.08.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs - John Pilger (Editor)

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Tell Me No Lies

Advantages: great book
Disadvantages: None

"Tell Me No Lies" is one of the best books I've ever read. According to:smh.com "Alongside such famous stories as fellow Australian Philip Knightley's thalidomide scandal and Seymour Hersh's investigation of how US soldiers massacred hundreds of civili ...

Nazuku 12.09.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs - John Pilger (Editor)

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