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The Very Man
The Very Man
by Chris Binchy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.85

5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable read!, 8 Mar 2004
This review is from: The Very Man (Paperback)
I could'nt leave it aside till I'd read it.
I guess it was mainly down to the style of writing since the story is not particularly amazing, but there are lots clever takes on many aspects of Dublin life - from another review I saw on Amazon for a different edition it seems that non-Dubliners can grasp all the finer points. I doub't you'll be dis-appointed!


Selling the Work Ethic: From Puritan Pulpit to Corporate PR
Selling the Work Ethic: From Puritan Pulpit to Corporate PR
by Sharon Beder
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!! You gotta check it out!, 28 Feb 2002
This book is quite simply a mind bender.
After reading it, its likely that your
thinking on work will never quite be the same
again.
Don't take my word for it.
Search on the web for the author's name and
you will find the homepage which features
articles by same.
You won't regret it.
Believe me.


A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brainwave Biofeedback
A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brainwave Biofeedback
by Jim Robbins
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth it !, 29 Nov 2000
...Its not all fully researched and "proven" but if you need to be told why that has not happenned then, well, you need to take a look at the history of medicine.
If you think those who have control over such matters are immune to the influence of money then you are in need of enlightenment, especially since you health will likely one day depend on knowledge that will hopefully have come from an honest source.


A Soldier of the Queen
A Soldier of the Queen
by Bernard O'Mahoney
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A damm good read, 15 Aug 2000
This review is from: A Soldier of the Queen (Hardcover)
One of the only books I have read in one sitting. Its a racy read that gives a behind the scenes look at the effects of growing up in a violent home and life in the British army, serving in Germany and Northern Ireland. O'Mahoney's account of the above, which appears to be brutally honest, is a worthwhile read for anyone joining said army (or any army), anyone who ponders the causes of violence in society, anyone who wants to see inside Northern Ireland and anyone who wants to read about the above realities presented, despite their nature, in an entertaining way.


In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the New Economy is the Key to Future Prosperity
In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the New Economy is the Key to Future Prosperity
by Eamonn Fingleton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.71

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A high quality eue-opener, 15 Aug 2000
Probably the best aspect of In Praise is that it presents a broad range of evidence that can be verified - both through research and by exercising common sense. For example, it reminds us that simple arithmetic skills are all that is needed in order to analyze a nations trade performance. No amount of hype or half-logic can hide the fact that the "soft" industries are inferior to manufacturing when measured according to export earnings, the mix of jobs in an economy and other key indicators - real indicators that affect ordinary people and families.
It also reminds us that as recently as 1970, the inventors of the microprocessor did not initially realize its enormous potential. This gives us good cause to believe that there are other unimagined technological breakthroughs yet to be discovered by manufacturers, which will transform our lives and the sustained life of the planet.
I believe it was Henry Ford who said that thinking is hard work. It is quite obvious that Fingleton has done a lot of thinking. Likewise those other shrewd individuals mentioned in the book (and in Fingleton's website - see below), who have looked ahead and are exposing the false dawn of the information age.
Reading this book will enrich your understanding of how nations earn a living and allow you to jettison and ignore a whole pile of pseudo-economic bunk that is short-changing the citizens of those countries that are allowing their manufacturing strength to dissipate.
Read more about Fingleton, the very favorable attention he has received (James Fallows, Roger Milliken, Ernest Hollings, Pat Choate, Ralph Nader, Chalmers Johnson, among others) and rebuttals (of the Dead Fukuzawans) of his detractors on his website at fingleton dot net


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