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Of Men and Monsters (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by William Tenn
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Swiftian Satirist, 15 Jan 2012
I discovered Tenn in my teens, and have rediscovered him in recent years. The sharpest and wittiest of all SF writers in my opinion, but largely forgotten because most of his work was short stories. Of Men and Monsters, his only full-length novel, is Tenn at his Swiftian best. I've blogged about him here: [...]
The English Civil War: A People's History by Diane Purkiss
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5.0 out of 5 stars A People's History, 29 Jun 2007
I'm shocked to see this book receive such a poor rating. It's one of the best history books I've ever read. The reader who complains about the coverage given to women is missing the point. This is, as the title says, a people's history - and people includes women and children, not just the men whose exploits are usually chronicled. There are any number of books about the generals and politicians, but Purkiss's mission is to describe what the war was like for those who lived through it, whether or not they were involved in the fighting or political power-struggles. Hence we get chapters on children, food, art, iconoclasm, the banning of Christmas etc - though she's also excellent on the… Read more