L. Thompson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (19 of 22)
Location: United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,947,316 - Total Helpful Votes: 19 of 22
Mad, Bad And Sad: A History of Women and the Mind &hellip by Lisa Appignanesi
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good History, 30 April 2008
A very well researched and written account of psychological pressure through the life and times of women
(Including lots of insights into the after lives of some famous patients). This book is fascinating, and it's written in a lively and stylish manner, without a whiff of jargon.
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Baghdad'&hellip by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
There are many impressive stories in this account of how the American invasion and occupation of Iraq went so disastrously wrong in such a short period of time. The most striking aspects are from inside the encased compound which housed the staff of the US administration:
Saddam Hussein's Baghdad palace seemed to take on the aspect of a college campus, with staff drinking beer, eating junk food and `pork', lazing by the pool, reading The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Iraq to further their knowledge, protected from the ever present and increasing violence and lawlessness around them, in a Baghdad without currency, media or power.
The author systematically reports on how… Read more
Foreigners: Three English Lives by Caryl Phillips
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
In three fascinating yet ultimately disturbing stories, Caryl Phillips has made it possible for us to grasp the complexities of the facts that in many ways we would prefer were hidden away. These are honest words in dishonest times

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