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The Mask of Sanity: An Attempt to Clarify Some Issues about the So-Called Psychopathic Personality
The Mask of Sanity: An Attempt to Clarify Some Issues about the So-Called Psychopathic Personality
by Hervey Cleckley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £29.57

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beware - 1955 Third Edition NOT Final Fifth Edition, 21 Nov. 2011
This is, in my opinion, far and away the best text ever written on Psychopathy.

Please note, however, that this is a reprint of the 1955 Third Edition and not the final 1982 Fifth Edition. I have notified Amazon of this, so hopefully the correct description will be posted shortly. In the meantime, I just wanted to forewarn other potential buyers as this is a fairly expensive book. It is still of great interest but I, for one, wished to purchase the final edition. The quality of the printing is also fairly poor.


The Food and Cooking of Cambodia: Over 60 Authentic Classic Recipes from an Undiscovered Cuisine, Shown Step-by-step in Over 250 Stunning Photographs
The Food and Cooking of Cambodia: Over 60 Authentic Classic Recipes from an Undiscovered Cuisine, Shown Step-by-step in Over 250 Stunning Photographs
by Ghillie Basan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Authentic and accessible, 18 Jan. 2009
Having recently returned from Cambodia and like most other visitors to this stunning country, been seduced by its wonderful cuisine, one of my first tasks, upon returning home, was to trawl Amazon for something to help me to banish the British winter blues. And boy, does this book do that!

Covering everything from soups and snacks to main dishes to desserts, this terrific book has all the recipes that you will need to reconjure memories of your trip. If you haven't already visited Cambodia, after trying some of the recipes in this book, you will certainly want to.

Contrary to what one of the previous reviewers states, this book does include the most popular recipes but the heading has often been anglicised. For example 'Amok' is listed as 'Fish in Coconut Custard', Khmer Curry is listed under various guises (e.g. 'Aubergine Curry with Coconut Milk'). It is also worth noting that the ingredients for many popular Cambodian dishes are often variable, depending upon the region or personal taste, so just because a recipe in the book uses chicken, for example, does not mean that the same dish cannot be made with fish, beef, pork, vegetables, etc. The important thing is to get the spices right.

My only slight criticism of the book is that it fails to highlight the difficulty in securing 'Prahoc', a fish-based condiment that is an essential component of cambodian cuisine. The author suggests that it is available in Asian stores but I have definitely not found this to be the case, nor did it appear to be available via retailers on the internet. However, I simply substituted it with the Thai or Vietnamese fish pastes, which are available in Asian supermarkets and this has proved to be effective.

Unlike many cook books, which promise to deliver authentic examples of local food but then fail to do so, when one attempts to follow the instructions, all of the attempts that I have made have been exactly as I remembered them during my trip. Surely this is the best recommendation that anybody can make about such a work. In addition, the instructions are easy to follow and the ingredients used (aside from that already noted)are easy to obtain, either online or at Asian supermarkets.

Do not hesitate to purchase this. I promise you that you will not be disappointed!
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And the Band Played on: Politics, People, And the AIDS Epidemic
And the Band Played on: Politics, People, And the AIDS Epidemic
by Randy Shilts
Edition: Hardcover

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential, 29 Feb. 2004
The beauty of this book is that you feel like you're there, living through one of the most significant periods of recent history. The personal stories of living with HIV/AIDS, the courage of those who were there at the start, the PWAs, the loved ones and the professionals (although many of these were not so courageous!) all provide for a rollercoaster ride of emotions.
I believe that this is an essential read for anybody who cares about the global impact that AIDS has had and continues to have. There are a handful of works that can change one's view of the world. This, for me, was one of them.


The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness
The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness
by Lori Schiller
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

59 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading, 29 Feb. 2004
Of all the accounts of living with mental illness, this is by far the best that I have read. It's beautifully written and vividly conveys not only the first-hand experiences of Lori Schiller but also those of her family and professionals who treated her. Best of all, it provides hope to those indivuals living with severe and enduring mental illness. I work in the mental illness field and this is the book that I recommend to patients/service users and their families more than any other. Impossible to overstate the significance of this book.
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The Investor's Toolbox
The Investor's Toolbox
by Alexander Hoar
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to investing but title is misleading, 29 Feb. 2004
This review is from: The Investor's Toolbox (Paperback)
Firstly, the correct title of this book is "The New Investor's Toolbox: Using the right tools to fine tune your financial future" which is much clearer.
Having invested the traditional way for the past year, I had recently started to become curious about some of the jargon being banded around on various bulletin boards (i.e. short selling, CFDs, options, futures, spread betting, etc.) Like most people, I found much of the aforemetioned a little intimidating, especially given the allusions to "betting", etc.
This super little book demolishes all the myths and demonstrates that the alternatives to traditional investing are not complex or necessarily lead to potential financial suicide. The authors explain clearly and succinctly all of the above and more, identifying potential pitfalls and how to avoid them, opening up a whole new exciting world of sensible investing possibilities.
The authors provide ample information to get started but also point readers in the right direction for any additional information that they might need. All in all, an excellent buy for new and experienced investors.


Bonjour Blanc: Journey Through Haiti
Bonjour Blanc: Journey Through Haiti
by Ian Thomson
Edition: Paperback

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truth about Haiti, 20 Dec. 2002
It's really great to see that this book is back in print. For anybody planning to visit Haiti, I cannot think of a more comprehensive or accessible guide to the country's history, culture and attractions. Even for those that aren't, this is a terrific read. Although, this is ostensibly a travelogue, it's actually much more than this, providing a sound overview of what is one of the most interesting places on earth. It's a beautifully written book, at times profoundly sad but often very, very funny. Join the author for the trip of a lifetime!


Do The Right Thing [VHS]
Do The Right Thing [VHS]
VHS

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite simply, a masterpiece., 14 Jan. 2001
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A masterful portrait of inner-city life in today's U.S. Sure, it simplifies some day to day aspects of life in the ghetto. Sure, it stereotypes, at times, but that's inevitable in a film that encompasses so many varied themes. And that climax. Wow!!! Talk about emotions running riot. In my opinion, far and away the best film to come out of America since Midnight Cowboy. By the way, when are we Brits going to have the opportunity to see another underrated masterpiece of Spike's, namely "Crooklyn"?


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