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Blair
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« on: March 05, 2015, 12:39:19 pm »

The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 08:18:51 am »

Anyone read Shirer's Rise and Fall of the Third Reich?
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2015, 11:33:13 am »

I'm on page 200 of this tome-it's really interesting just a pain to read around exams

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2015, 03:17:59 am »

No idea how I haven't read this-absolutely loved it purely because I didn't realize the GOP establishment  begged Christie, Daniels, Barbour and Bush to enter the race just to push Romney off.

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Blair
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2016, 04:24:35 pm »

Listen, Liberal by Thomas Frank.

Am unsure about starting this, is it any good? I've almost finished What's Wrong with Kansas, and for a
book widely talked about as being revolutionary within political circles I've found it very underwhelming.

This is my current post exam treat- I'm trying to furnish my British Politics berfore 1997 (My US political History for the 20th century is much better than my british)

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Blair
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2016, 04:00:12 pm »



Enjoying this- a bit of a brief overview of his early life, and a bit too pseudo psychology at parts. Trying to cover most of American Political History for my second year at uni; which has a course solely on that
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Blair
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2016, 06:16:44 pm »

Standard read for a Kennedy fanboy like me- skips the tropey, and boring stuff about early life, and 80 pages in seems very sharp




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Blair
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2017, 02:05:26 pm »

Arguably, by Christoper Hitchens.

Which is a set of his essays throughout his life; some of them are very good such as the one on JFK, but some are god awful. As the review said if you take 30 years of someone's public writing you'll see them at their best and worst.

I picked up Fatherland for free today, from a stall handing out books at uni and am looking forward to reading fiction for once
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2017, 03:12:01 pm »


Citizen Clem. I'd be lying if I said that I've loved it, or that it's been an effortless read, but it's been rather interesting even if the pre-wars years were a bit dull.

The funny thing is that Attlee comes out of the book as rather average; a steady chairman, who was underestimated by everyone, but was really a quiet revolutionary.

Am hoping to move onto some lighter novels for August; am a bit sick of political books
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2017, 06:50:49 am »

I tried reading a novel based on a film I loved, but it seems that the only books I can sit down for hours and enjoy are political books, so got this out of the library.

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