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A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We Know Nothing!!, 4 Jan 2005
Mr Bryson, please step forward and take a bow. It is indeed well deserved for this riveting piece of work. I received this book as a kind of hinted at christmas present and was delighted to find it under the tree on xmas morning, which is roughly when i started reading it. I should point out that my wife and kids didnt enjoy it one iota, (molecule, atom, nucleus..etc), this was due to the fact that I spent the rest of the holiday period with my head stuck betwteen the pages - I couldnt put it down.
What we have here is a true gem that will and undoubtedly has received praise from Joe Public to Dr Joe the Scientist. It covers such a vast array of subjects relating our third rock… Read more
Alexander: The Virtues Of War by Steven Pressfield
Alexander: The Virtues Of War by Steven Pressfield
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I have just finished the book less than half an hour ago and as I was on the computer I decided the first thing to do was to leave a review..
When I bought it I wasnt expecting it to be as told through the eyes of Alexander himself and my first feeling was dis-appointment if i'm honest - not normally my cup of tea for historical books such as this, however..., when into it I couldnt help hanging on Alexanders words and awaiting his thoughts on Battles or his men or indeed his many enemies (or future commrades) as he preferred.
The book runs at a very nice speed and I had a real feeling of involvement with the action and emotion omitted throughout this epic journey of men.
To… Read more
Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics by David Smith
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
As someone with no academic education in economics but with a growing interest in my economy and how it affects me I thought this book served rather well for me. The author's style of writing helps reduce the frown from your forehead that comes from this type of subject and I was happy enough with the wider knowledge I gained from it that I will probably purchase another author on the subject to see where this takes me. For newcomers to the subject at the very least looking to better understand the politcal/economic gibberish you here in the media these days then you will not go far wrong with this book. I recommend it.