In a word fascinating! Not just the life of one of the most unusual leaders of the century, but being able to follow the development of the computer and products I never dreamed of growing up. Isaacson is of a pro.
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Even if you'd assumed that ex-IRA hitman Jerry Fegan had nowhere to go but completely off the rails in Neville's excellent GHOSTS OF BELFAST, he shows up again in this equally superb sequel. And intense as he is, he's a supporting player - to a very intense situation. (By the way - this guy is one of the best crime writers I've ever read.)
Seven years after the fall of the Wall in 1989, Funder travels to the former East Germany to interview both the victims and the victimizers of the world’s once most notorious police states. Originally published abroad in 2003 and now seeing its first U.S. publication, the personal stories she relates of courage, heartbreak, and the sometime absurdities of life in GDR are still powerful and compelling.
Stressed out mid-western mom in love with all things Austen applies for a part in a British documentary set in the Regency era. She finds herself instead in the middle of a reality dating show and has to resort to some ingenious wiles, both contemporary and historical, in order to win the guy and the cash. A light hearted romp perfect for Valentine's Day with the added bonus of lots of Jane Austen inspired clothes and manners.
A quite novel for February hibernation.Robin