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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
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4.0 out of 5 stars Meticulously researched, but..., 30 Mar 2013
It is clear that this biography-of-sorts has been thoroughly researched, and the author speaks with authority on the subject of Lincoln the Politician. It is clear, too, that Licoln truly was a Great Man as well as a great politician. Unfortunately, this is somewhat spoiled by Goodwin's tendency to make excuses for those instances where Lincon appears anything less than perfect.

In summary: this book is very worth the while of anybody with an interest in the sixteenth President - there is much to be gained from it - but its bias perhaps prevents it from being The Last Word on his political life.

Price: 9.73

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5.0 out of 5 stars The soundtrack to modern Britain, 15 Dec 2007
This review is from: Untrue (Audio CD)
Before hearing this, I thought that 'The Good, the Bad & the Queen' was pretty much the perfect soundtrack to Britain as it is. But Burial, with this album, has far exceeded even those lofty heights that Damon Albarn & co. set a few months back. At times desperate, disdainful, and exquisitely sad, 'Untrue' is THE soundscape to fit London at in the small hours.

Without a doubt, one of the albums of 2007 and, indeed, the entirety of electronic music. This album sits comfortably alongside the greats of the genre.

Price: 4.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling, 14 Nov 2007
This review is from: Nebraska (Audio CD)
I think you would struggle to find a more desolate, haunting, yet utterly captivating album anywhere. Springsteen's 'Nebraska' marks his place alongside Dylan, Cash and other American greats. Seldom uplifting, this album is a sobering affair, but one that provides unmistakable catharsis. I find myself reaching for this album in times of reflection, sadness, contemplation, or simply when I want to appreciate a beautiful piece of music.

This is a must for everyone, not just Springsteen fans. I defy you to remain unmoved by this stark collection of songs.

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