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The Prophet Outcast: Trotsky 1929-1940 by Isaac Deutscher
5.0 out of 5 stars The Prophet Outcast, 23 July 2014
`The Prophet Outcast' is the third and final volume of Isaac Deutscher's seminal biography of Leon Trotsky.

Deutscher manages to weave the personal with the political, the tragedy with theoretical insight. The `Prophet' trilogy remains, even 50 years after its completion, one of the great books, let alone history books, of all time, superior to recent biographies of Trotsky and a great Marxist history of the Russian Revolution in its own right. The quality of prose throughout is of the highest order.

We follow Trotsky into exile, first to Prinkipo in the Sea of Marmara, then Norway, France and, finally, Mexico. Every step of the way hounded by the spies and assassins… Read more
Glengoyne 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky by Glengoyne
4.0 out of 5 stars Seriously smooth, 21 July 2014
Glengoyne claim that they are the distillery that distils at the slowest rate. The whisky is certainly smooth. They also have no peat.

Aroma: clean, malt, grain, toffee fudge - definitely no smoke or peat.

Taste: light, smooth, toffee, fudge, slightly sherried.

Finish: medium length, malted grain and sherried fudge.

Good stuff.
LEDAIG Island Malt Whisky 70cl Bottle by Ledaig
Aroma: new cut grass, freshly cut wood, undercurrents of smoke and peat which build over time. Overall it smells's a NAS, so I've no idea how old it is.

Taste: Young and fresh. Green grass. Apples? Smoke/peat which, as with the aroma, builds in intensity with time.

Finish: Longer than I was expecting. Long gentle peat smoke.

Great light peaty whisky for summer.

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