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Bad Pharma: How Medicine is Broken, And How We Can Fix It
Bad Pharma: How Medicine is Broken, And How We Can Fix It
Preis: EUR 4,24

5.0 von 5 Sternen Amazingly well-researched but very readable account of why we should treat the whole health sector with extreme caution, 19. März 2014
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Probably the best presented set of research material I have ever read, which does not mean that it is dry reading. The subject matter is very important for all of us and the writing style is not overly-academic. I would not like to be on the opposing side of an argument with Dr Goodacre! An inspiration for anybody who was worrying that the status quo in any area of life is the only option. This book and the actions associated with it demonstrate exactly what committed, intelligent and focused individuals are able to achieve with little more than a pen (ok - computer) and almost boundless thirst for knowledge. A true force for good.


The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records
The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records
Preis: EUR 7,83

5.0 von 5 Sternen His best yet - Maconie can do no wrong ., 7. Oktober 2013
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A really balanced view on modern British society as it has developed since the War and using the best possible device - 50 popular songs which almost everybody will know or at least know of. Having read all of Stuart Maconie's other books I can hardly claim to be objective any more about his qualities but this tome really leaves you with a warm feeling and maybe a little better informed about what has moulded contemporary Britain.


The Invasion of Falgannon Isle (The Sisters of Colford Hall Book 1) (English Edition)
The Invasion of Falgannon Isle (The Sisters of Colford Hall Book 1) (English Edition)
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Feelgood storyline and the Scottish island setting sounds attractive.. but a bit long, 29. August 2013
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Quite raunchy tale of the lady of a Scottish isle, her passion for a tall, dark stranger and her quest to keep some of the worst contemporary evils out of her utopian existence. The setting and some of the characters make it an enjoyable read but it takes rather a long time to arrive at a predictable ending.


Bob Geldof: The Joe Jackson Interviews Plus (English Edition)
Bob Geldof: The Joe Jackson Interviews Plus (English Edition)
Preis: EUR 4,11

4.0 von 5 Sternen A good way to obtain quite an unusual insight into one of the most charismatic figures of our times, 31. Juli 2013
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Bob Geldof has had a love/hate relationship with the media and therefore there appears to be very limited information available about his life and works. For me he remains a formative influence and therefore some background on what drove him to make some his lfe choices was interesting. The format is really what appears to be several unedited interviews from notably different periods in Geldof's life by a journalist who has known his subject since well before fame and fortune came to call. It is quite a short read but I would recommend it for anyone interested in this talisman figure.


England's Dreaming: The "Sex Pistols" and Punk Rock
England's Dreaming: The "Sex Pistols" and Punk Rock
Preis: EUR 7,80

4.0 von 5 Sternen Probably the definitive text on the Sex Pistols and their impact on a troubled Britain in the late 70's, 31. Juli 2013
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Quite heavy going at times thanks to the incredible detail and knowledge which Savage always brings to his work. There are very few stones left unturned but it appears to be a fair and balanced account of all the main actors involved and how the Pistols came together, had a huge influence on the troubled period of the 70's and then imploded all in the space of a couple of years. It's difficult to believe that anybody could write a more complete account of the band and their times but occasionally I was unsure if all of the events and characters really justified such in-depth analysis.


A Golden Age
A Golden Age
Preis: EUR 6,60

4.0 von 5 Sternen Finely written family drama taking the reader through the period of Bangladesh independence, 31. Juli 2013
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: A Golden Age (Kindle Edition)
Interesting characterisations and a nicely-paced storyline already justify a recommendation for this book. The fact that it was set in a country and period, which is very sparsely covered in both journalism and literature means that it provides the additional bonus of providing an easily digestible historical and political perspective. This was particularly pertinent given the recent issues in Bangladesh relating to the trials of some of the last surviving individuals involved in the pre-independence oppression.


Inside Job: The Financiers Who Pulled Off the Heist of the Century
Inside Job: The Financiers Who Pulled Off the Heist of the Century
Preis: EUR 9,07

5.0 von 5 Sternen Very readable polemic taking on allcomers in the US financial sector, 31. Juli 2013
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This is a very strident attack on everything that went on in the US financial sector (and a little way beyond) leading up to the 2008 crisis and subsequently. It is eloquent and well-argued with the lack of the author's subjectivity being clearly declared early on and therefore any readers not fully in line with the sentiments can still appreciate the wealth of information and thought-provoking messages, knowing where the book is going. Highly recommended for anybody interested or concerned about the risks still built into the global financial system and a good read for somebody less committed but wanting to know what the hell was happening prior to the 2008 drama.


Mr. China
Mr. China
Preis: EUR 5,76

5.0 von 5 Sternen Entertaining but also insightful trip to the manic world which was Chinese business in the 1990's, 10. April 2013
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Mr. China (Kindle Edition)
The writer was at the forefront of the wave of western investors entering China for the first time in the 1990's. This is a frank and self-deprecating account of all the pitfalls, frauds and complete culture clashes associated with a period when seismic changes were taking place in the most important economy of the modern world. A great introduction for somebody such as me who would like to understand something about China but didn't know where to start.


Bruce
Bruce
Preis: EUR 9,87

5.0 von 5 Sternen A comprehensive and very readable analysis of a fascinating artist and person, 10. April 2013
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Bruce (Kindle Edition)
Essential reading for any fan of Bruce Springsteen. Very extensively researched account of his entire life, giving very clear insights into how the Boss has maintained such an amazing level of success and quality over so many decades.


Searching for Sugar Man
Searching for Sugar Man
Preis: EUR 5,99

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Why did we have to wait 40 years for this great music?, 10. April 2013
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Searching for Sugar Man (Audio CD)
Sounds as fresh now as it must have done when it was written and sung so long ago. The film is just a great feelgood experience and the songs and the man seem too good to be true. Where are all the other hidden gems that the music business hasn't been able to sell us properly over the decades?!


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