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High Expectations
High Expectations

5.0 out of 5 stars Connie Lansberg, 19 Nov. 2013
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One of my favourite light-mood jazz singers, Connie Lansberg gives a sensitive and swinging rendition of all the jazz and swing standards she sings. Highly recommended.


Blues
Blues
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impeccable, 8 Mar. 2012
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I stumbled across this on YouTube when trying to decide my favourite version of the Toots Thielman composition 'Bluesette'. I do that sort of thing. You know - you surf and listen and stumble across stuff - and YouTube is the way to do that! I had of course *heard* of Curtis Fuller but when I listened to this album I had to have it to hear *all* the tracks. Naturally, I checked him out on Amazon and the album was there! Benny Golson sounds great on this too. I played one of the YouTube tracks to a West African student of mine who just happened to be in the office at the time ~ as the closest thing to a sort of 'acid test' within reach at that moment. I think he dug.


The Daily Mash Half-arsed Piece of Shit Christmas Rip-off Book (Summer Edition)
The Daily Mash Half-arsed Piece of Shit Christmas Rip-off Book (Summer Edition)
by The Daily Mash
Edition: Paperback

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Precisely equally funny to The Onion, 6 April 2011
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... but with added gutter humour. They'll be falling off their prayer mats at this one. Buy two - send one to your local Imam and burn the other one to even things up - sort of thing. Anyway, I'm doing this review before I've actually read it. So it might turn out to be quite good. Inshallah. Nice chick on the front.


Something Cool
Something Cool
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Price: £9.77

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something Cool, 13 July 2010
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Listen to the title track. There's a mood, tones and sonorities in there that take you somewhere else.


Loss and Gain: The Story of a Convert
Loss and Gain: The Story of a Convert
by John Henry Newman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.90

3 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting and amusing read, 11 April 2010
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A story, apparently semi-autobiographical, of a young man's struggle with theological issues current in Oxford in the 1840's. A very amusing read, and for me, in the tradition of good English satire - in any case it can certainly be read this way.

Here is a sample:

"Dr. Pusey, on the other hand," continued Charles, "is said always to be decisive. He says, 'This is Apostolic, that's in the Fathers; St. Cyprian says this, St. Augustine denies that; this is safe, that's wrong; I bid you, I forbid you.'"

Comes out well in the end, or disastrously, depending on your point of view.

After reading this, I personally have no wish to pursue the matter further, but it's probably well worth a read for those considering the up-coming beatification (a sort of toned-down sainthood) of its author.


Red Network: A "Who's Who" and Handbook of Radicalism for Patriots (Anti-Movements in America)
Red Network: A "Who's Who" and Handbook of Radicalism for Patriots (Anti-Movements in America)
by Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Dilling
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars McCarthy-ism in the1930's, 2 Oct. 2008
Dilling claimed that Marxism and "Jewry" were synonymous and admired both Adolf Hitler and Franco. She claimed Eleanor Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi and Sigmund Freud were communists. She suggested the Nazis were right to confiscate Einstein's property, and thought communists were about to take over the American government. In this book she catalogues hundreds of 'suspect' organizations - from churches to trade unions to civil rights groups. Essential reading and a wealth of 'evidence' for conspiracy theorists of the far right.


C# 2.0: The Complete Reference (Complete Reference Series)
C# 2.0: The Complete Reference (Complete Reference Series)
by Herbert Schildt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £47.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the one, 22 Jun. 2006
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One of the main problems I have with computer book writers is many of them can't write. Herbert Schildt can - he knows how to construct a clear unambiguous English sentence, is logical, consistent and comprehensive.

I had a count up, and C# is at least the sixteenth programming language I've had to learn. I wouldn't be surprised if the author Herbert Schildt had used more. His experience shows. He knows what to look for in a new programming language and while covering C# in the right sequence and in sufficient detail for a beginner, doesn't bore the more experienced reader with pointless analogies, metaphors, side-tracks and 'humour'. There is no 'How to read this book' section.

If you read earlier C# books by Schildt, you'll see that each C# book builds on and includes the previous one. In a similar way, the author shows how C# has evolved from other programming languages. He puts OO in perspective too; one gets the feeling he believes (as I do) that OO is no panacea, and often an encumbrance in computer applications other than filing. However, he makes as much sense of it as can be made, highlighting its supposed advantages in group or corporate programming endeavours.

If you must learn yet another high-level programming language, and it's C#, then this is the book.


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