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Righteous Release by Richard Gardner
Righteous Release by Richard Gardner
What a shame that a better writer didn't get hold of this subject. The story of the difficult journey from a religious sect into 'the world' could have been enlightening, but the author chose to stray into politics, up to the Prime Minister, instead of concentrating on the personal issues related to David's choice, adding nothing to the main subject. There is a lack of insight into the feelings of the main character, or anybody else. Instead we have cardboard characters, banal incidents, cliches and clumsy metaphors. Poor editing - `sort' instead of `sought' and `routes' instead of `roots' - and verbal tics such as overuse of the word 'threesome' over a few pages, made it hard going… Read more
Colonel Thomas Rainsborough: Wapping's Most Famous&hellip by Lincoln S. Jones
This book is such a let down. There are many books published about the Civil War, The Leveller Movement and the Putney Debates that carry the same information about Thomas Rainsborough. I was so disappointed , I learned nothing new at all. A bit of research would not have gone amiss
As you were, or, The Lord General Cromwel and the &hellip by John Lilburne
It may be written in the language of the day but it's still a first rate read.It's a criticsm of Cromwell from the man I consider to be the first english democrat. Lilburne was always a thorn in Cromwell's side. Twice he had Lilburne tried for treason but the juries would have none of it. This book takes apart all the pronouncements Cromwell made . In a nutshell "Oliver you are a hypocrite!"
Suggest before you tackle this tract you read about The Levellers by Brailsford and then John Lilburne by Grigg.