Books Reviewed

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October 19 2013

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline (Arrow Books 2012)

The Eighties: One Day, One Decade – Dylan Jones (Preface 2013)

The Times of the Eighties: The Culture, Politics and Personalities that shaped a decade – William Grimes (ed.) (The New York Times 2013)

September 15 2013

Ed: The Milibands and the making of a Labour Leader – Medhi Hasan and James Macintyre

June 30 2013

Triumph of the City: How our Greatest Invention made us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier – Edward Glaeser

June 8 2013

The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

May 24 2013

33 Revolutions per minute: A history of protest songs from Billie Holliday to Green Day – Dorian Lynskey

March 19 2013

Bruce Springsteen and the promise of Rock and Roll – Marc Dolan

March 5 2013

Recollections of a Bleeding Heart – Don Watson

The Hawke Memoirs – Bob Hawke

Whatever It Takes – Graham Richardson

February 17 2013

Tourist Season – Carl Hiaasen (Hachette 2003)

Back to Blood – Tom Wolfe (Jonathan Cape 2012)

February 10 2013

Lincoln- David Herbert Donald(Touchstone 1995)

Lincoln – Gore Vidal (Grafton Books 1985)

Lincoln at Gettysburg:  The Words that Remade America – Gary Wills (Simon and Schuster 1992)

Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural – Ronald C White Jr (Simon and Schuster 2003)

Speeches and Letters: Abraham Lincoln – Peter Parish (ed)(Everyman 1993)

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Why Lincoln Matters Today More Than Ever – Mario M Cuomo (Harcourt 2004)

Herndon’s Life of Lincoln – William Herndon and Jesse Weik edited by Paul Angle (Albert & Charles Boni 1930)

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter – Seth Grahame Smith (Allen & Unwin 2010)

Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Godwin(Simon & Schuster 2005)

January 17 2013

The Hobbit – JRR Tolkein (any version)

There and Back Again: JRR Tolkein and the Origins of The Hobbit – Mark Atherton (I.B. Taurus. 2012)

January 28 2013

Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution – Peter Fitzsimons (Wiliam Heinemann 2012)

January 14, 2012

Nixonland:  The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America – Rick Perlstein.

All The Presidents Men and The Final Days – Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

The Arrogance of Power – Anthony Summers.

Nixon and Mao:  The Week That Changed the World –   Margaret MacMillan.

Kennedy & Nixon:  The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America – Chris Matthews.

Six Crises –Richard Nixon.

RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon – Richard Nixon.

The Conviction of Richard Nixon: The Untold Story of the Frost/Nixon Interviews – James Reston Jnr

Frost/Nixon Behind the scenes of the Nixon Interviews – David Frost.

Before the Fall – William Safire.

President Nixon: Alone in the White House – Richard Reeves.

January 7, 2012

Silent Revolutions:  Writings on Cricket History – Gideon Haigh (Black Inc. 2006)

The Cricket War: The inside Story of Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket  – Gideon Haigh ( Text Publishing 1993)

Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War – Christopher Lee (New South Publishing 2012)

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