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Steve and Me: My Friendship with Stephen Lawrence and the Search for Justice
Steve and Me: My Friendship with Stephen Lawrence and the Search for Justice
by Duwayne Brooks
Edition: Paperback

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, brave and honest account, 27 July 2011
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 ever since the murder of his friend and his complaints against the police force. This is a great book and told in the individual style of Mr Brooks. Lets hope justice is eventually served on the 5 men who were involved in the murder of Mr lawrence.


A Day to Die For: 1996: Everest's Worst Disaster - One Survivor's Personal Journey to Uncover the Truth
A Day to Die For: 1996: Everest's Worst Disaster - One Survivor's Personal Journey to Uncover the Truth
by Graham Ratcliffe
Edition: Paperback

19 of 25 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 is in line with the self centered theme of the whole book. To get inside the head of the author this is a guy who abandoned his family who are struggling financially to go and climb a mountain in argentina at christmas time. Ratcliffe seems to find fault with the fact that other teams were not aware that his team was not getting any weather forecasts and blame them for the fact that his team was not properly prepared and could have been caught in the storm. Dont buy this book if you are expecting an "untold" story it is written with a trainspotter mentality and is just not interesting.
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Hugo!: The Hugo Chávez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution: The Hugo Chavez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution
Hugo!: The Hugo Chávez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution: The Hugo Chavez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution
by Bart Jones
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

12 of 12 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 that Hugo Chavez will probably be remembered as one of the great leaders of our time. Read this book.


The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
by J. Randy Taraborrelli
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tabloid, 24 Jan. 2011
The author of this book is not a very coherent writer of the english language and there are plenty examples throughout the book of bad grammar and sentences that make no sense. What is most irritating though is the constant reference to 2nd hand 3rd hand and 4th hand sources. It gets to the point where it is ridiculous, what do i care what the daughter of a mental patient who stayed at the same hospital as marilyns mother thinks? Do i care what the friend of a son of a man who worked at the same studio as Marilyn for 2 weeks says she was like? Overall the sources lack credibility but the book does give a good idea of her drug dependency and insecurities but i cant say there is anything new or particularly interesting about this book.


Luciano Pavarotti - Live Recital
Luciano Pavarotti - Live Recital
Price: £17.97

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Brilliant!, 27 Oct. 2007
Never bought an opera album in my life but decided to buy this after seeing him give a free live concert a few years ago.The way the music is presented (ie:only Pavarotti accompanied by a piano) really lets you appreciate how beautiful and powerful his voice was.More variation than I was expecting,i am someone who does not know opera at all and was thinking it might be an album full of loud bellowing in italian like a flatmate from hell in the shower.I have been proved wrong.One of the best albums i have ever paid for.


Darlington's Fall: A Novel in Verse
Darlington's Fall: A Novel in Verse
by Brad Leithauser
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and Original, 26 Jan. 2007
I dont know if this is the first book of its kind combining poetry into novel form but its the first i have ever come across and one of the best books i have ever read.Apart from plays written by shakespeare and maybe Faust by Goethe i cant think of anyone trying to put verse into the form of a novel and making it so clear,moving and brilliant.This book is not a lot of obscure metaphors and over sentimental rubbish about nature, its a book about nature and human nature and the loss of what we love and finding it again.Just read it! i cant believe i am the first person to review this book.


Garibaldi
Garibaldi
by Jasper Godwin Ridley
Edition: Paperback

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just the story please...., 27 Jun. 2003
This review is from: Garibaldi (Paperback)
Garibaldi and his life is an amazing story and there is no doubt the research for this book is excellent and exhaustive.On the other hand I feel Ridley interupts the flow of events and the story by constantly trying to prove other historians wrong which ends up becoming tiresome and irrelevant if they are included in the main text.I am sure it would be a better book if the majority of these justifications were put at the back of the book.There also seems to be a bit to much bias in favour of some of Garibaldis questionable decisions and a slight obsession by the author to try and say how much Garibaldi loved Britain.Give me a break.


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