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Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
This is a fantastic book that should be read by everyone and introduced to all schools. Many people may be put off by the size of the book, but the writing style and content - biographical inequalities, hatred, racism, amazing human endeavours and eventually democracy - will keep the reader aghast and shocked until the end. The book immediately places the reader in apartheid South Africa and the shocking and at times uncomfortable situations and laws that existed at the time when the state was reducing rights and freedoms. It follows Nelson Mandela's life and shows the dramatic contrast of how he was perceived in South Africa (a radical terrorist) and out with South Africa (a scholar)… Read more
Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inherit&hellip by Barack Obama
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I primarily bought this book after the inauguration of Barack Obama in the United States of America.

The book was written by Obama when he became the first African-American President of the Harvard Law Review and is divided into 3 sections "Origins", "Chicago" & "Kenya". The book commences with a biography of Obama as he grew up and the different countries he moved to throughout. It then follows Obama as he volunteers in Chicago to try and reduce the huge deficit of racial inequality and racial poverty that is and to some extent is still very evident in the US. The final section deals with when Obama returns to Kenya to meet with his family and extended family.

I… Read more
The Secret State: Preparing For The Worst 1945 - 2&hellip by Peter Hennessy
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This book was a very pleasant surprise, although full of informative cold war history covering a vast timeline it is very readable - primarily due to style it has been written in. The book which was previously published around 2001 has been re-published with more up to date information as it has become readily available through the declassification of Government documents. The book deals with the security of Britain and the challenges faced by those in power of how to best practice 'the Defence of the Realm' (whether by Cold War Bomber or contemporary terrorist). The book primarily concentrates on the Cold War and the development, planning and potential deployment phases of atomic weapons… Read more

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