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Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (17 of 21)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 635,274 - Total Helpful Votes: 17 of 21
The Last Days of Detroit: Motor Cars, Motown and t&hellip by Mark Binelli
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chilling, 5 Feb 2013
This book, written with amazing lack of bias but with great insight, is in the end quite chilling. One has been vaguely aware of the ramifications of the collapse of the U.S. car industry for this once great city but much of this is quite a shock. The way that rampant capitalism has blighted people and place is quite frightening. As the 'American Dream' becomes living nightmare the culpability of corrupt politicians and heartless administrators beggars belief as even the most basic services to communities are abandoned.
There are many lessons here, to which many in the U.S. seem blind, let us sincerely hope that this blight does not cross the Atlantic.
Time's Anvil: England, Archaeology and the Imagina&hellip by Richard Morris
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Insight, 5 Feb 2013
At last a book that takes a balanced and up to date view of the ramifications of archaeology. Morris's accessible style asks many pertinent questions about historical knowlege and our understanding of the past. He debunks a number of myths and removes the science from its academic pedestal.His personal, autobiographical insights help greatly to bring archaeology into the realms of the living.
One Dark Night I Left My Silent House ~ Marilyn Crispell
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lost, 21 July 2010
Previously I have greatly enjoyed the work of Marilyn Crispell both when playing in standards format and in free jazz mode. However this collaboration fails to ignite. The duets seem to wander aimlessly and lack structure, there are some pleasant touches but far too much of the content falls between the edges of classical and jazz. The addition of bass or soft percussion might well have improved things. An artiste worth persevering with but this is not the album to start with.

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