Mr. Lee Simpson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (62 of 79)
Location: Amersham, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 73,986 - Total Helpful Votes: 62 of 79
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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golde&hellip by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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5.0 out of 5 stars Four Stories in One, 17 Dec 2013
This is a magnificent book. I'm only half way through it but I'm so thoroughly enjoying it that I feel compelled to take the rare act of writing a review recommending it and the even rarer act of awarding it five stars. This is really four stories in one. Firstly, a superb biography of Theodore Roosevelt; a most admirable and remarkable man. Secondly, a parallel biography of Roosevelt's friend, collaborator and (it seems) eventual bitter opponent whose character and career the author brilliantly counterpoises to that of his predecessor in office. Thirdly it tells the story of a pioneering group of investigative journalists working for McClure's Magazine who did more than anybody to expose… Read more
Voltaire: A Life by Ian Davidson
Voltaire: A Life by Ian Davidson
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2.0 out of 5 stars Voltaire is unwell, 1 Feb 2013
I agree with Mr Nelson-Smith. I found this rather disappointing. The book seems to concentrate exhaustively on the day to day minutae of Voltaire's correspondence, to a fairly limited number of people, most of which seem to concern him moaning about how unwell he was. All the excitement and drama of Enlightenment Europe is missing. I have frequently found it to be a flaw in biography, where the author seems to have spent endless hours pouring over the subject's correspondence which is then presented as their 'life'. There should be so much more about the 'Life and Times' of such a subject, and the relationship between the two, than merely an account of what he was doing, when and with whom… Read more

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