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German Histories in the Age of Reformations, 1400-1650
German Histories in the Age of Reformations, 1400-1650
by Thomas A. Brady
Edition: Paperback
Price: 20.45

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absorbing & in-depth history, 6 Feb 2011
An absorbing & in-depth history that frankly I could not put down. Although I had previously read several treatises covering the same period, this particular book
is without peer. The research here creates a very solid foundation. Well done Mr. Brady!

Peter Charles, Jerusalem


San Luis 2005: How Chess Found Its Champion
San Luis 2005: How Chess Found Its Champion
by Alik Gershon
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars san luis 2005, 25 Mar 2009
I found "San Luis 2005" to be absolutely brilliant both in scope and breadth, and I've read hundreds of chess books in my time. There is no better tournament book. Gershon & Nor's analysis is deep enough to keep interest, with diagrams and photos adding to interest. I couldn't put it down. For those who find this book gripping but seek even deeper tournament analysis then I can really recommend Bareev & Levitov's "From London to Elista"

Peter Charles, Jerusalem


Gurrumul
Gurrumul
Offered by positivenoise
Price: 29.61

26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Musical Delight, 26 April 2008
This review is from: Gurrumul (Audio CD)
The angelic voice and musical backing of the blind Australian aborigine Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu simply swept me away. A completely unexpectedly and delightful album that I am sure I will return to many times. The musical world is bound to catch on to this. Peter Charles, Jerusalem


In Other Words: A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World
In Other Words: A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World
by C. J. Moore
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars In Other Words deserves more, 22 Feb 2005
In all, a very good book with a core great idea, that could have been expanded considerably.
Unfortunately the research should have been tightened since there are one or two obvious mistakes.
A real "howler" occurs in the Yiddish Language section
where the language of the Bible, Hebrew, is described as
"fusion language, with Yiddish as its bedrock".
If so, one could describe Latin as a fusion language with
French as its bedrock!
Some of my favorites such as bupkis, schadenfreude, esprit de l'escalier and litost are well covered.
Yours very sincerely, Peter Charles,
Jerusalem


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