S. A. Kuipers

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (185 of 208)
Location: Groningen, Netherlands


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,653,388 - Total Helpful Votes: 185 of 208
The American Civil War [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ The American Civil War
The American Civil War [DVD] DVD ~ The American Civil War
18 of 27 people found the following review helpful
First of all I most strongly protest at the censorship that is being perpetrated by this site. Why do you appeal to customers to give their honest appraisals of books, CDs and DVDs and then not publish the review they submit? Or is it that you only want 5-star reviews? Yes indeed, I did use some expletives in describing this product, but it was only very mild and would not even have upset the late Mary Whitehouse OBE!

So I'll post my review again, in the hope that you at the Amazon.co.uk Thought Police Department will be gracious enough to publish it. Most reluctantly I kow-towed to your prudish sense of propriety and omitted the use of the terms "bl**dy" and "*ff*ng" (I used… Read more
Murder on the High C's ~ Florence Foster Jenkins
Murder on the High C's ~ Florence Foster Jenkins
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The legendary Mrs. Florence Foster Jenkins "sings" her heart out on this CD. She does so with relish, verve and gusto but with a voice that your hair stand on end. Have a care and make very sure your cat or your dog are outside before tou pop this in your CD player.
I like a good laugh as much as the next man and yes, Mrs. Florence Foster Jenkins's musical offerings are so g*dawful bad it is almost unbelievably funny but....
But there is also the fact that the gormless creature herself apparently sincerely and steadfastly believed she possessed oodles of talent! She really was convinced that she was Maria Malibran, Giuditta Pasta, Jenny Lind and Dame Nellie Melba, all rolled into… Read more
Burnside by William Marvel
Burnside by William Marvel
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvel indeed...., 26 Feb 2008
Marvel(the author is aptly named) and greatly wonder, that was what I increasingly did reading this otherwise excellent biography of Major-General Ambrose Everett Burnside. I marvelled at the fact that it was possible that soldier's lives were ever entrusted to this man (and he wasn't even the worst one) and wondered how someone so unintelligent, insecure and mediocre succeeded in reaching such important commands.
Fredericksburg, Knoxville, the Wilderness and the Crater are the sad testament to Burnside's military abilities. Why the Lincoln administration continued to employ him is still beyond me.
As a person he was very likable: a pleasant, caring and modest fellow, a true… Read more

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