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Bios
Bios
by Robert Charles Wilson
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I thought the book clever..., 4 Dec 2000
This review is from: Bios (Paperback)
...I thought the book clever, thoughtful and intelligent and would recommend it. It is not really anything like Darwinia (which I also wholedheartedly recommend) but is well worth reading in its own right.


Barbarians at the Gate: Fall of R.J.R. Nabisco
Barbarians at the Gate: Fall of R.J.R. Nabisco
by Bryan Burrough
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic book, 1 Jun 2000
This is an excellent book, well written, easy to follow (even though the first time I read it I wasn't working in finance)and best of all - true. It gives a great insight into the human factors that go into a deal, the section dealing with arguments over which bank gets its name written at the top on the tombstone for the deal is marvellous and not the sort of thing you learn as a student. I agree with the reviewer below who says that this book should be read in addition to the standard corporate finance texts. Great stuff.


Hot Air: All Talk, All The Time
Hot Air: All Talk, All The Time
by Howard Kurtz
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.81

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and enjoyable, 30 May 2000
I agree with cepales, this book is more interesting than you would at first expect. I'm not American so I wasn't as familiar with all the individuals discussed in the book as a US reader would be, however, I still thought it gave a good insight into talk show culture and the relationship between politicians and media pundits.
If you have any interest in talk show and commentator culture (and if you don't, why are you reading this review?) you should enjoy this book.


Spin Cycle: Inside the Clinton Propaganda Machine
Spin Cycle: Inside the Clinton Propaganda Machine
by Howard Kurtz
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating look at modern US politics, 15 Dec 1999
Despite what might seem a rather dry subject, this is a genuinely interesting and well written book. It gives a good overview of what "spin doctors" actually do. It analyses Clinton's relationship with his own advisors (and theirs with him) in a way which brings the people to life and helps you understand why they do what they do. Its best read in conjunction with Primary Colors if you're interested in the Clinton presidency in particular but gives a good insight into the modern political process even if you're not concerned with this particular presidency. Recommended.


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