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History as Mystery
History as Mystery
by Michael Parenti
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.37

5.0 out of 5 stars ''The writing of history, Voltaire believed, should be one form of battle in the age-old war for our intellectual emancipation.", 2 April 2013
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This review is from: History as Mystery (Paperback)
The following is taken from a review of Parent's `History as mystery' by Dan Brook of `Z magazine'. I found the chapter on the death (and possible poisoning) of the 12th President Zachary Taylor, especially informative. I recommend for further reading: `The Parenti Reader.'
"The writing of history, Voltaire believed, should be one form of battle in the age-old war for our intellectual emancipation." This eloquent and persuasive book is for anyone interested in history, of course, but also for those with an interest in sociology, politics, psychology, pedagogy, media criticism, and the on-going culture wars. Parenti seeks to "deconstruct some of the filters, to show that much of mainstream history we are commonly taught, the popular version of events that enjoys maximum circulation, is seriously distorted in ways that serve or certainly reflect dominant socio-economic interests". Parenti's content is without doubt vital, while his style makes history--whether "ruling-class", "people's", or "real"--come alive! Voltaire would be proud and readers will be grateful for Parenti's unraveling of the mystery of history.''


Ocean's Eleven [DVD] [2001]
Ocean's Eleven [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ George Clooney
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £3.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Just get it watch and enjoy the ride., 24 Feb. 2013
This review is from: Ocean's Eleven [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
Pure 5 star entertainment with all involved in this classic ratpack remake having a beano. Just get it watch and enjoy the ride. You wont regret it.


Lost in Translation [DVD] [2004]
Lost in Translation [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Bill Murray
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £2.87

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bill Murrays best movie to date, 5 Jan. 2013
Lost in Translation is arguably Bill Murray's best movie to date and has the most memorable start ever! BM is sublime as the jaded middle aged American film star on assignment abroad; in a role he was born to play. Scarlett Johansson is equally convincing as the sensitive and lonely newlywed whose chance meeting with Murray in Tokyo morphs into an unlikely search for love and life's meaning. Old and new Japan as experienced by both outsiders, its glitz and tradition, holds an increasingly beguiling fascination that becomes an intriguing movie theme in itself. The Zen like soundtrack: an eclectic mix of western and oriental song and sound simply magnifies the disjuncture banalty and beauty of modern urban Japan. Without doubt repeat viewing of LIT is a pleasure. The DVD I bought (in China) has the soundtrack as an extra.
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Where Eagles Dare  [1968] [DVD]
Where Eagles Dare [1968] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Clint Eastwood
Price: £4.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star entertainment, 26 July 2012
I first saw `Where Eagles Dare' on release and from the opening credits; the movie had a powerful cinematic effect. W.E.D is based on Alistair MacLean's novel of the same name. The novel casting of Burton and Eastwood as lead characters in a clandestine mission deep in German territory, combined with stunning alpine scenery and a memorable musical score, remains compulsive viewing for the World War 2 action fan. W.E.D was Warner Brother's biggest grossing film of the year for good reason and is pure 5 star entertainment.


Lloytron N7201SV Galaxy2 AM/FM/SW 40553 Personal Radio
Lloytron N7201SV Galaxy2 AM/FM/SW 40553 Personal Radio

1.0 out of 5 stars I can't comment on the radio as advertised, 2 July 2012
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I ordered the advertised radio and received instead a Lloytron `Aztec' analogue radio. The `Aztec' is a small cheery rotund radio, of lower spec and value than the radio ordered. I haven't returned it and incidentally the volume was declared `good' by my mother. As I can't comment on the radio as advertised it gets one star.


The Hitcher [DVD]
The Hitcher [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rutger Hauer

5.0 out of 5 stars Only watch the original........, 26 Jun. 2012
This review is from: The Hitcher [DVD] (DVD)
The Hitcher is a road movie/cult classic, with a psychotic performance by Rutger Hauer that arguably tops his Blade Runner gold standard. Do yourself a big big favour - only watch the original.....


Toshiba Satellite C670-165 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Pentium B950 2.1GHz, 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)
Toshiba Satellite C670-165 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Pentium B950 2.1GHz, 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)

4.0 out of 5 stars Overall good value for money (£400) at the time of purchase., 24 Jun. 2012
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I use the PC daily and have no major complaints. The picture quality and build is very good. The following features could be improved:
1. Reduce the P/C weight.
2. Increase the P/C start up speed and the battery life.
3. Increase the Speaker volume.
Overall good value for money (£400) at the time of purchase in 2011.


Trainspotting [DVD] [1996]
Trainspotting [DVD] [1996]
Dvd ~ Ewan McGregor
Price: £2.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welsh is the bard of the new century Scots working class consciousness in distress, 22 Jun. 2012
This review is from: Trainspotting [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
All I can say is that the main characters of 'Trainspotting': Rents, Spud, Sick boy and the Beggarman have never left me since reading the novel of the same name by Irvin Welsh back in the 90's. This darkly humorous, provocative and hard edged movie interpretation of Irvin Welsh's awesome `Trainspotting' novel follows the exploits of these now famous four and puts working class Edinburgh on the map. The local dialect/vocabulary, characters, theme music and storyline is as distinctive and at time challenging as Burgesses `Clockwork Orange'. Welsh is the bard of the new century Scots working class consciousness in distress and this movie version is pure catnip to his established and first time fans. A must see unless you're easily offended, too old or Tory i.e. English conservative.


Stanley 20" FatMax Fine Cut Saw
Stanley 20" FatMax Fine Cut Saw
Price: £9.95

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality saw., 21 Jun. 2012
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Quality saw. Good grip and cuts clean on both strokes of the saw with minimal flex. Used for all DIY rough and fine cutting jobs. Well packaged and swift delivery. PS. Still sharp as of November 2012.


Black & Decker Spool Cap. 575648-00
Black & Decker Spool Cap. 575648-00
Offered by ptctools
Price: £4.90

5.0 out of 5 stars The correct replacement part for the job., 3 Jun. 2012
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The correct replacement part (spool cap) for a Black and Decker strimmer. No delivery, fit or usage problems experienced with this item.


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