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Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart
Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart
by Tim Butcher
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely amazing, 16 Feb 2014
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I heard about this book at lunch one day. And what a luck. It's fluently written and guides you through a hazardous strange country (the congo) with allmost nothing working properly. You can't help laughing now and then, everything being so absurd. Its most genius part is the backdrops to the colonial times. Finallly the strange belgian colonial history is explained. This is a true page turner. Certainly one of the most interesting books i have ever read.


Spain: What Everyone Needs to Know
Spain: What Everyone Needs to Know
by William Chislett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.79

4.0 out of 5 stars An effective quick guide to spains modern histrory, 16 Feb 2014
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I have often been mystified by spanish history, being completely out of order with the rest of europe. This book does the job giving you an overview of what went on and why in modern times. I am certainly much wizer on the subject now having the essentials in place.The coverage of the franco years however seem a bit light, so you will have to find other souces to this (which seems very difficult in english). Also a look in to the background of the two rich big spanish cities lacks. But as an overview its quite able.
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The Trouble with Africa: Why Foreign Aid Isn't Working
The Trouble with Africa: Why Foreign Aid Isn't Working
by Robert Calderisi
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.33

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Provokingly fresh thinking, 16 Aug 2010
You have to listen to a man who has been working with the aid system in Africa, when he says it just isn't working. After all, it's billions of euros going down the drain and it's your money. It has allways puzzled me why the immensely ressource rich African continent allmost no progress in health and wealth has been making as long as I can remember. Calderisi must have had the same thoughts. He even says its getting worse. This book will take to the core of the problem. But written with true affection the peoples of Africa. It's not a precise phD approach, but empiric and fresh, with stories from the real life of a professional. Your standard opinions will be challenged because we are wasting our money supporting sick society systems where a few leading groups can go on cheating on the rest. It almost seems never ending. Happily Calderisi has some advice in the end. This part of the book could be more precise and lacks depth. This is the solution section and should be given more thought. Wether you're in a better mood concerning Africa after reading it is hard to predict. But certainly you are better of in the next discussion on the troublesome part of the world which just keeps on beeing a grim backyard.


Back To The Egg
Back To The Egg

5.0 out of 5 stars Great listening, 2 Mar 2009
This review is from: Back To The Egg (Audio CD)
Believe me, i've listened to a lot of McCartney music over the years, and this album just keeps coming back. It's one of the few old LP I've rebought as CD. It's has all the hard rock, symphonic numbers and soft macca stuff you could wish for. Maybe its the last real rock album from PM. Great listening at high volume in your car or livingroom.


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