C. Connolly

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (126 of 143)
Location: Washington, DC


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,196,956 - Total Helpful Votes: 126 of 143
London Unlocked (Unlocked Guides) by Emily Kerr
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for any age!, 28 July 2010
Although this guide is aimed at an under 12 audience I would guess, on a recent visit to London my 17-year old niece loved it to bits! I have also taken a few ideas out of it myself for things to do without children! As the book says, 'Don't be boring... Go exploring!'
Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang
Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang
123 of 139 people found the following review helpful
This book stands to remain the tome of first resort for most casual readers seeking to learn more about Mao Zedong. It is impressively researched, and the authors have clearly gained access to many people whose intimate knowledge of Mao has thus far remained undocumented in the English language, and only to a small degree even in Chinese.
However, the ultimate flaw in this book is its failure to reconcile the differences between a personal biography and a political one: the approach that worked very well in the first half of the book, recounting his personal rise to prominence and leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, is inadequate in explaining the decisions made by 'Chairman… Read more

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