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Review Date: 9/19/2012
A good read. You can learn some lesser known facts in this book. The authors/interviewees enthusiasm for their subjects comes through more vividly than it does in their books where they have to be more balanced and restrained. If you're a high school US History teacher, you can pick up some interesting anecdotes to use in the classroom from this book.
Review Date: 7/22/2014
Funny stuff. If you're not already a Milligan fan, it may not be your cup of tea. May want to try one of his other books first rather than starting with this.
Review Date: 8/8/2012
Enjoyable reading. Some of the pieces are dated, but are like old letters sent years ago that you find stashed away in your attic. Reminds you of how these places were at that time, and that they're never coming back. The chapter on Paraguay is probably the funniest, and the one on Bhutan probably the most informative as Bhutan doesn't get as many tourists as the other places visited here.
Review Date: 7/12/2011
A good trip down memory lane to the 1970s when stuff such as the Bermuda Triangle, "Chariots of the Gods", Bigfoot, Pyramid Power, and UFOs were taken much more seriously than they are today. An easy read, I first read this when I was in fourth grade, and found the authors conclusions much more plausible than I do now.
Review Date: 12/3/2013
Good book for grazing through London history.
Review Date: 4/2/2014
This is an interesting book, but a little dated. I'm sure the turnpike has changed a bit since this was written, but it's a good intriduction to the history of this unique roadway. Makes me want to take a roadtrip up and down the turnpike soon.
Review Date: 9/20/2012
A great book for fans of the show, but don't expect a lot of details or breakdowns of your favorite skits. Concentrates on the history of the troupe and the show and movies but getting the members to tell what they think about it all. Could do without some of the comments by the lesser known hangers-on, and you'll miss Graham Chapman even more.
Review Date: 10/16/2012
Helpful Score: 1
Valuable just for the reason von Mellenthin was in both North Africa and Russia where the tanks had the most impact on strategy and the outcome of the campaigns. Very readable, moves at a good pace and informative. Keep in mind this is a general's point of view, and there's not as much of the "ground level" view of battles you get with a lower ranking soldier's memoir.
Review Date: 8/21/2012
Very interesting, especially for a baseball fan. I now think the US and Japan are two nations separated by a common national pastime. While the narrative goes up only to the 1980s, it does a good job detailing how baseball grew into a national sport in Japan and how it differs from how it's played here in the US. As a Red Sox fan, I have a better understanding why Bobby Valentine could succeed so much as a manager in Japan, but has so much trouble in Boston!
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