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Who needs corporations

Advantages: An easy read, shows a side to Americal you didn't know existed
Disadvantages: The trip had to end at some point!

...A Freewheeling Roadtrip In Search Of Non-Corporate USA is how Dave Gorman's latest book describes itself. To many Europeans America is the land of faceless corporations, look a like shopping malls with no individuality with no place for the little man. ...

MrMopp 22.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of America Unchained - Dave Gorman

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Prussian Pranksters

Advantages: profound knowledge of German issues
Disadvantages: not everyone has the same kind of humour

British journalist Roger, stationed in Berlin, is tired of his job, namely writing articles on German issues, preferably Nazi related, for British newspapers. He feels he needs some time out and takes a sabbatical. His three-quarter German/one-quarter Ita ...

MALU 21.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of To Prussia With Love - Roger Boyes

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A Load of Alt-Globnitz

Advantages: I learned one interesting fact
Disadvantages: It's a sham dressed up as travel writing

...Alarm bells should have sounded when I picked up Roger Boyes’s “To Prussia with Love” in a bookstore and I thought to myself “this sounds a bit contrived”. Call me naïve but when I browse the travel writing section in Waterstones, I tend to believe that t ...

fizzytom 17.07.2011 · Read full review
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Walking Through The Machair Flowers!

Advantages: Advantages: Brilliant book full of detail and history.
Disadvantages: Disadvantages: Some travel details are now dated.

Regular readers of some of my reviews may know that I adore the all islands of Scotland. In particular I have a special affection for those in The Outer Hebrides; I love their remote landscape and their white empty beaches, and most of all I love the peac ...

Violet1278 16.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of 25 Walks: The Western Isles - June Parker

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A cynics tale.

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Its not funny, tells me little about New Zealand

...I really enjoy reading travel books, especially if they also make me laugh. I have read all the books by Bill Bryson and have enjoyed them all. A recent trip to my local library looking for something to lift my mood, I came across a travel book about New ...

anwar 08.05.2014 · Read full review
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Review of A Land of Two Halves - Joe Bennett

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