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Meditations (Penguin Classics)
Meditations (Penguin Classics)
by Marcus Aurelius
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring., 5 Sept. 2011
Compelling and inspiring. This should be essential reading. If everyone read this book and adopted it's principles the world would be a utopia. Perfection.


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5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasure to read!!!, 5 Sept. 2011
Thoroughly entertaining and rife with delightful hedonism! Oscar Wilde clearly deserves to be recognised as one of the most exciting, talented people in history. His writing is an utter delight to read, his stories explore aestheticism and hedonism and, did I mention? it's a delight to read!


The Third Man: Life at the Heart of New Labour
The Third Man: Life at the Heart of New Labour
by Peter Mandelson
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging, entertaining, insightful. A favourite., 5 Sept. 2011
An engaging, entertaining and provocative account of New Labour from the man who made it possible.
Brilliantly written, great insight. Recommended for all New Labourites, people interested in people and politics, and for all seeking to make a political party electable!
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Helen Keller (Piccolo Books)
Helen Keller (Piccolo Books)
by John William Tibble
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Touching and inspiring., 5 Sept. 2011
A touching story, articulated brilliantly!
"I believe in God, I believe in man, I believe in the power of the spirit" - Helen's Creed


Heroes
Heroes
by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.83

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book for learning about a wide array of historical figures, 5 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Heroes (Paperback)
Fantastic! Very comprehensive, yet concise. Some people I wouldn't quite call 'Heroes', but mostly very good choices! Excellent explanation of context, characters and achievements.


Timaeus and Critias (Oxford World's Classics)
Timaeus and Critias (Oxford World's Classics)
by Plato
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.49

0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very exciting or engaging., 5 Sept. 2011
Timaeus is quite laborious. Critias is unfinished. Critias would have been the better text, if it were finished.
Both texts are very detailed, but not tremendously engaging or exciting.

I'd far sooner recommend The Republic.


The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill
The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill
by Dominique Enright
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb! One of my favourite books of quotes!, 5 Sept. 2011
Thoroughly amusing and provocative. One of my favourite quote books! Gives a real insight into the wit of Churchill and his exuberant character!


On Liberty (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
On Liberty (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
by introduction by Patrick Hayden John Stuart Mill
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utter perfection., 5 Sept. 2011
Masterfully written with sophistication and vivid illustration. This is not ivory-tower philosophy. It's real political philosophy with real and clear application.
"Over himself, over his own mind and body, the individual is sovereign".


The Orange Book
The Orange Book
by Paul Marshall
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Liberalism is effectively reclaimed!, 5 Sept. 2011
This review is from: The Orange Book (Paperback)
Eloquently written, particularly by David Laws, Vince Cable, Nick Clegg, and Susan Kramer, liberalism is definitely captured.
The belief in individual autonomy, in the private sector as a tool for change, and in social justice is clear throughout. The expectable fizziness of detail is absent. The Orange Bookers clearly and with great detail lay out a vision for the future; comparing and critiquing ready existing systems and ideas!


Magna Carta
Magna Carta
by Adrian B. Rance
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Good explanation at beginning, good text, 5 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Magna Carta (Paperback)
Magna Carta was only 24 pages!
It was quite radical for its time, and effectively shows the concerns of those few who had power in England in the 13th century. It's commitment to 'liberties' as inalienable has shaped the US declaration of independence and all subsequent human rights. However, the rights in Magna Carta are far less generous than what we're used to.
Magna Carta basically lays out limits to the power of the crown: stating that the law is superior to the crown.


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