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Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin
Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin
by Damian McBride
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.60

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars McBride, 17 Oct 2013
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McBride glorifies in his own opinion of himself. From a hard case at university fighting anyone and everyone, once taking on a whole rugby team with just his pal to help him. (apparently the rugby 15 came of worse) to his admission that he has only himself to blame for his downfall. A poorly written tell tale book of Labours troubles which were common knoweledge long before McBride put pen to paper. McBride states "Gordon Brown is the greatest man I ever met". says it all really.


Destiny in the Desert: The road to El Alamein - the Battle that Turned the Tide
Destiny in the Desert: The road to El Alamein - the Battle that Turned the Tide
by Jonathan Dimbleby
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 20.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars billycan, 3 Jan 2013
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Although not a particular admirer of Jonathon Dimbleby, I could not put this book down.
Brilliant research and outstanding detail of Churchill's unyielding personality and persistance with Roosevelt and his chiefs of staff General Marshall and the Anglophobic Admiral King. His "battles" with his own generals Wavell and Auchinleck are also laid out in detail.


Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys: The Epic Story of Murder and Vengeance
Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys: The Epic Story of Murder and Vengeance
by Lisa Alther
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 14.85

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars billycan, 3 Jan 2013
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Decided to buy this book after seeing a series on TV about the Hatfields and the McCoys.
Well researched by the auther who was born and raised in and around the locality the fueds took place.
An enjoyable read.


An English Affair
An English Affair
by Richard Davenport-Hines
Edition: Hardcover

13 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring read, 3 Jan 2013
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This review is from: An English Affair (Hardcover)
I have great interest in politics and recent political scandals in particular.
Having lived through the "Profumo Affair" I thought this book would be a good and informative read.
Alas not so. Laying out the cast of characters is one thing but the pointless infinite nit picking detail the auther goes into (Profumo's telephone number and car registration number) is quite boring and unfortunately symptomatic of the whole book.


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