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Steve and Me: My Friendship with Stephen Lawrence &hellip by Duwayne Brooks
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Duwayne Brooks is largely airbrushed out of events when the Stephen Lawerence murder is discussed. The fact is he is the most important witness. I lived in London for 10 years but this book shocked me with the amount of racism that exists in the city and the absolute criminal behaviour of the metropolitan police. I will never understand why a) The police stood around stephen lawerence as he lay bleeding to death on the sidewalk without adminstering any first aid b) why they chose not to drive him to the closest hospital which was only 5 minutes away and chose instead to wait 20-25 mins for an incompetent ambulance driver who got lost. Duwayne Brooks has suffered continued police harrasement… Read more
A Day to Die For: 1996: Everest's Worst Disaster -&hellip by Graham Ratcliffe
14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading, 3 April 2011
Probably one of the most mis marketed books i have ever read. This book is marketed as the "untold" story and when you read the book you are waiting for the eventual "untold" story which never comes. The book is around 370 pages long well you can forget reading the first 200 pages as they have nothing to do with everest and the remaining 170 are speculation and quite frankly irritating to read. The main point of the book seems to be that a team on the mountain at the same time as the author and the 1996 disaster may have had notice of bad weather forecasts and they did not tell his climbing team about it and that this in turn may have lead to his team being caught in the fatal storm. This… Read more
Hugo!: The Hugo Chávez Story from Mud Hut to Perpe&hellip by Bart Jones
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Find out the truth, 3 April 2011
This is probably one of the best books i have ever read in any genre, it is brilliantly written, researched and explained. Bart Jones explains his subject in a balanced clear and intellectual manner.My only criticism would be that sometimes the chronology of events is described month by month and its not always easy to remember what year the events are taking place in.Putting this aside Jones shows that the way Hugo Chavez has been portrayed in the world's media is completely wrong. Everyone should read this book, especially if you are american and especially if you are an american journalist or politician exposed to the anti chavez media. I am no liberal or left leaning person but i think… Read more