Gerald Smith

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Great Britain's Great War by Jeremy Paxman
Great Britain's Great War by Jeremy Paxman
Absolutely an excellent work, it would be an excellent primer for school children to give them a flavour (if that's the right word) of the catastrophe that was the Great War. It earns its place rightfully among the myriad books on this enormous subject.
From the Frontline: The Extraordinary Life of Sir &hellip by Richard Evans
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating., 17 Feb 2014
A remarakble story, and a remarkable life. Although I was sorry to see him drift into spin so enthusiastically. But then he had a living to earn and a big family to care for. Richard Evans writes with style and great clarity. All-in-all a good read.
Blindsided: How Business and Society is Shaped by &hellip by Jonathan Gifford
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
'Blindsided' is a work of some considerable scholarship and is hugely recommended. Jonathan Gifford has found a subject that affects every one of us and tells it simply and with some humour. We are all both vulnerable and gullible - from the Spanish Flu pandemic to the dotcom hype. And also to the ways of politicians who would have us all doing their bidding.

His study of the financial crisis and its origins and the sneaky, and downright cynical, ways of Wall Street to package up and dump worthless rubbish all over the world is a salutory lesson to us all. It is a book that should have been written years ago, which, of course, is all too easy to say with hindsight.

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