A. Murphy

"Tony Murphy"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (12 of 13)
Location: Hull, Uk.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 979,155 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 13
Janet and John: Here we Go (Janet and John Books) by Mabel O'Donnell
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I did research at postgraduate level,(4years)on children who read early.I then taught from infants through juniors and also supposedly 'backward'children.I knew which basic 'readers' were available but it did not take long to discover that the Janet and John Series outmatched all competing texts. The grading of these readers is unsurpassed and children made rapid progress using them, whilst enjoying their success as well as the storyline. But most of all they enjoyed their success in mastering the basic skill of learning to decode the written word and becomming competent readers. It is my firm believe, born of experience, that it is the careful grading of these books which gave children a… Read more
The Three Christs of Ypsilanti (New York Review Bo&hellip by Milton Rokeach
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Milton Rokeach was deeply interested in the power of belief and the way that it affected the rational processes of the mind. His classic is probably 'The Open and the Closed Mind'(1960. The Three Christ of YPSILANTI is about three
Shizophrenics who are inmates of this Michigan Psychiatric Institution. Each of the seriously mentally ill men who Rokeach brings together believes that he is Jesus Christ and are now confronted by two others who just as deeply hold the same belief. This is a harrowing investigation about which one must have doubts regarding its morality. Not only are the three inmates confronted with others, who believe just as deeply as they do that they are Christ. but in… Read more
The Fog Of War [DVD] [2004] <b>DVD</b> ~ Robert McNamara
The Fog Of War [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Robert McNamara
This is Robert MacNamara one of the brightest men in politics surveying his life and times. It is clear that he has reached an age where it has become important to him to attempt to clear his conscience whilst he was still among us. Like him or loath him, anyone with a fair mind must say that he makes a serious attempt, whether he succeeds or not. I have watched this video 3 times and I will be watching it again, it is an Academy Winner and deservedly so. Errol Morris who made it gets the very best out of this previous Secretary of Defense. Those who lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis will see how close we came as a species, to wiping ourselves out. There is actual footage of the… Read more