Mike Elton

Helpful votes received on reviews: 58% (86 of 149)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,338,372 - Total Helpful Votes: 86 of 149
You Talkin' To Me?: Rhetoric from Aristotle to Oba&hellip by Sam Leith
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
It's rare that a book manages to be simultaneously educational, entertaining and accessible, but 'You Talkin' to Me' is all of those things. A funny, exciting history of rhetoric, it made me think as well as laugh.
Leith expertly documents how rhetoric is not merely the preserve of politicians and leaders - it pervades our daily life. As such, I highly recommend this book to anyone with even the slightest interest in speaking, listening or reading.
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Time&hellip by Francis Fukuyama
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Outstanding Read, 18 May 2011
The New York Times wrote that 'The Origins of Political Order' is "Ambitious, erudite and eloquent," and "undeniably a major achievement by one of the leading public intellectuals of our time." They were absolutely correct.
'The Origins of Political Order' does not disappoint in any way - a compelling, informative and often challenging read, I would recommend it unreservedly.
Diva ~ Danielle de Niese
Diva ~ Danielle de Niese
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Every now and again, you just hear a piece of music that stops you dead in your tracks. For me, Danielle De Niese's voice does that every time I hear it. A sensational CD - I've bought one copy, and several more as christmas presents.