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Exploding School to Pieces: Growing Up With Pop Culture in the 1970s
Exploding School to Pieces: Growing Up With Pop Culture in the 1970s
by Mick Deal
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful memories, 29 April 2014
I grew up in the 70s too and reading this brought back so many great memories. Loved the humour in this book. The writer expertly maps out his childhood alongside the top music and TV of the day. A charming read.


Britannia Unchained: Global Lessons for Growth and Prosperity
Britannia Unchained: Global Lessons for Growth and Prosperity
by Kwasi Kwarteng
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.79

25 of 59 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars GCSE level right wing rant, 17 Sep 2012
Reading the early reviews about this silly so called book, it is apparent that the authors have done no authentic research and have merely quoted spurious newspaper articles. Amatuer at best, right wing cry baby rhetoric otherwise, written by a group of over privileged rich kids, who no-doubt had their mummies spoon feed them until they were in their teens. To describe British workers as 'idlers' is not only shameful and wicked, but shows a total lack of respect for those who work harder in a day than these Tory idiots and loafers do in their useless lifetimes. As for writing that we should be more like China? Well, I don't think trying to emulate one of the most brutal regimes in modern history is the best way forward. Just goes to prove that these ignorant Tory fools don't have a clue. What a bunch of wretches they must be!
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Centennial: Complete Series [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Centennial: Complete Series [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ William Atherton
Offered by passionFlix UK
Price: 24.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Centennial - At last, 21 July 2008
My God! I have waited twenty seven years to see this again. At last it's coming out on DVD. Fantastic. I've read the book several times and enjoy it as much as I did back in 1979, when I was a kid who was fascinated by the history of the American West, thanks to Centennial, the TV series. Can't wait to see this again. It'll be like being reunited with old friends. Classic!


Pirates Of The Caribbean - The Curse Of The Black Pearl - 1 disc [DVD]
Pirates Of The Caribbean - The Curse Of The Black Pearl - 1 disc [DVD]
Dvd ~ Johnny Depp
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: 2.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Swashbuckling Adventure, 8 Aug 2006
This film is a breathtaking revival of the pirate adventure movie. The special effects are excellent, because they add to the action but don't substitute it and they don't take attention away from the story. The scenery detail is appropriate and the cinematography stunning. Johnny Depp, a great character actor, excels himself again. For those of you wondering where he took his inspiration for Jack Sparrow, he based his character's traits and eccentricities on Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. (Richards will appear in the third Pirates film - as Jack's dad.) This film is great fun for all.


The Broadcast Archives Vol.2: I Want to Be Happy/Remastered
The Broadcast Archives Vol.2: I Want to Be Happy/Remastered
Price: 5.42

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like being back in time, 27 April 2006
I was conducting a review of my World War Two website and wanted to identify some music of the period to exemplify the mood of the time. That's how I stumbled upon Glenn Miller. Then I came across these broadcast archives. Just what I was looking for! Glenn Miller had a unique big band sound and these live recordings have maintained a historical quality that when you hear them, you'd think you really were listening to them live through your old fashioned radiogram. Listen to these archives and you'll feel like you're back in the 1940s, listening to these wonderful songs in between news bulletins on the war effort, such is their historical authenticity. They really do recreate that atmosphere, especially the songs that feature Ray Everly on vocals. His gentle, crooning voice alone is enough to take you back in time, with such tracks as Indian Summer, Stairway to the Stars, and A Room With a View. Put this CD on, close your eyes and drift into the 1940s. Brilliant and enchanting.
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Centennial
Centennial
by James A. Michener
Edition: School & Library Binding
Price: 11.45

37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece, 3 Aug 2005
Michener's majestic and sweeping history of the American West is brought to life in this epic tale of people and places thrown together by breathtaking endeavor. In Centennial Michener manages spectacularly to weave episodes of modern fictional history from the tumultuous geological events that shaped the area of Colorado millions of years previous. By telling the entire history of the American West, from the geological upheavals that formed the New Rockies, from the dinosaurs and early mammals, from the early native American inhabitants, from the fur trappers and traders, from the cowboys and from the insidious Indian wars, right through to modern man's violent manipulation of the land, Centennial is as much an evocative triumph of a novel as it is an education. The characters will become part of your life as you read about them and their adventures. You will also feel a sad sense of loss at their passing. As you read through Centennial you will gather the pace of nostalgia and the fiction will stay with as if it were fact. As for me, I read this book three times as a teenager and am now reading it again with the same fresh anticipation more than twenty years later. A true blockbuster, a story with soul, from a master storyteller and an amazing book that you shouldn't miss.
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