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Red Army Faction Volume 1: Projectiles for the Peo&hellip by J.  Smith
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The authors must be commended for putting together this very comprehensive collection of material on the RAF, as well as for wearing their bias on their sleeves, as this allows the collection to serve as invaluable source material for any historian of the period.

While not strictly speaking a review matter, I do however wish to address one very specific issue in the book. In Appendix 1 the authors reproduce an extract in German from an article in the FAZ newspaper which was read by one English speaking commentator, George Watson, as demonstrating Ulrike Meinhof's (suppossed) anti-semitism. The authors try to address this issue by quoting both Watson's translation of Meinhof's… Read more
American Slang ~ The Gaslight Anthem
American Slang ~ The Gaslight Anthem
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
American Slang is arguably even better than the Gaslight Anthem's earlier album, The '59 Sound. There is a greater maturity to these songs, which shows in their greater musical range, while the lyrics are much more personal than on previous albums. And the tunes themselves are nothing short of anthemic. Stand out tracks: Old Haunts; The Diamond Church Street Choir; Bring It On (the title song, American Slang, which has had the most airplay, is perhaps the weakest song). The Gaslight Anthem are clearly here to stay.
Marlowe's Ghost: The Blacklisting of the Man Who W&hellip by Daryl Pinksen
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Pinksen provides an excellent, well grounded and insightful introduction to the argument that the works commonly attributed to Shakespeare were actually written by Christopher Marlowe, another playwright.

It is of particular note that Pinksen grounds his argument in Marlowe's revolutionary contribution to English theatre, a role acknowledged by mainstream literary scholars. He also draws entirely on mainstream literature to show that Shakespeare's works are not only indebted to Marlowe, but are generally seen as a development of Marlowe's works.

Pinksen covers a lot of ground, including Marlowe's apparent `murder' in 1593 and the grounds for doubting his death; the… Read more

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