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When A Crocodile Eats the Sun
When A Crocodile Eats the Sun
by Peter Godwin
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling, but shocking read, 1 Mar 2009
An extremely interesting account of Mugabe's landgrab ambitions in Zimbabwe and food for thought for neighbouring South-Africa. The white farms have been reduced from 6000 to 400 between 2000 and 2008 causing Zimbabwe's subsequent freefall and ultimate chaos...At 85 Mugabe is still talking about continuing the land reforms whilst more than half its people are starving.
Zimbabwe's recent history is interlaced with questions about Peter's Jewish family history and about "belonging" a white amongst the blacks, as a Jew amongst the whites and as a immigrant in New york. A poignant question for so many of us in this increasingly globalised world where identity is often fused, lost, forgotten and retraced.
A highly recommended book.

Disneywar: The Battle for the Magic Kingdom
Disneywar: The Battle for the Magic Kingdom
by James B. Stewart
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.99

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant in-depth analysis of the Eisner era!, 19 May 2006
This is without doubt one of the best business books I have read in years. It is a gripping account of how Eisner solely controlled The Walt Disney Company without any regard for shareholders nor the competent executives serving under him. This is a must-read for anybody who is employed in any sense of the word. Eisner was a serial killer of corporate careers and this book may give you some insight into the antics that may go on in any company. At least, it may provide you with some strategies to predict and counteract a boss who is outright dishonest, vicious and intolerant of any criticism.

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