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  1. Review of the week

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb The Lost Gospel: The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot by Herbert Krosney, foreword by Bart D. Ehrman National Geographic Society, $211 The Gospel of Judas edited by Rodolphe Kasser, Marvin Meyer and Gregor Wurst, additional commentary Bart ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549696/review-week
  2. Dusty Warriors- Modern Soldiers at War

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Reviewed by Tim Cribb Dusty Warriors- Modern Soldiers at War by Richard Holmes Harper Perennial, HK$144 There are few writers of military history with Richard Holmes' knowledge ... be opened for 30 years- Holmes reconstructs the regiment's terrifying tour in Iraq in 2004. Tim Collins (Rules of Engagement), reviewing for The Times, calls this 'an important historical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581569/dusty-warriors-modern-soldiers-war
  3. The Real Life of Anthony Burgess

    Posted Nov 19th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Reviewed by Tim Cribb The Real Life of Anthony Burgess by Andrew Biswell Picador, HK$150 Can anyone under 40 recall a book by Anthony Burgess? Well done for A Clockwork Orange, published ... autobiography said by novelist and critic William Boyd to be Burgess' best fiction, reams of poetry and music, book reviews- 350 in one two-year period- and uncountable columns of journalism. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/572158
  4. Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide

    Posted Nov 19th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Reviewed by Tim Cribb Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide by Maureen Dowd Berkley Books, HK$117 'This will be known as the year macho politics failed- mainly because it was macho ... measure, Are Men Necessary? is a disjointed collation of her columns and commentary liberally leavened with anecdote. It had a bag of bad reviews, mostly by women, mostly missing the point. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/572159
  5. Olivier- An Authorised Biography

    Posted Aug 20th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... that it was inevitable things would be left out- 'but what he has left out is the man'. American reviewers liked this 2005 biography, published 16 years after Olivier's death in 1989, because it doesn't analyse his acting. British reviewers criticised it for the same reason. Olivier's third wife, Joan Plowright, gave Coleman access to diaries and letters. His relationship with manic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560927/olivier-authorised-biography
  6. Supper with the Crippens

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... research into the notorious Dr Crippen. Crime novelist P.D. James, reviewing Supper with the Crippens for The Guardian, says Smith's book 'is likely to remain the definitive account ... observes in her review, it was not something one talked about. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555071/supper-crippens
  7. Douglas Haig- War Diaries and Letters 1914-1918

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... historian and reviewer Max Hastings of London's The Telegraph. The technology of destruction was too far ahead of developments in communications and mobility for either side to exploit a weakness. 'Haig's commitment to the doctrine of attrition seems repugnant, because its human cost was unspeakable,' he says in his review of Douglas Haig- War Diaries and Letters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549689/douglas-haig-war-diaries-and-letters-1914-1918
  8. The Presidents: The Transformation of the American Presidency from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush

    Posted Feb 05th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb The Presidents: The Transformation of the American Presidency from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush by Stephen Graubard Penguin $178 In his review of Chris ... of the majority' and, as one reviewer writes, a 'subservience to corporate gangsterism... praising God while stopping one's ears and eyes to the obvious'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/535147
  9. Jewels- A Secret History

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Reviewed by Tim Cribb Jewels- A Secret History by Victoria Finlay Sceptre, HK$144 Originally published last year as Buried Treasure- Travels Through the Jewel Box, Victoria Finlay's Jewels contains nine stories, one for each creation of nature deemed at various times in history to have been precious. Ranked from soft to hard, there's 40 million-year-old amber, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581570/jewels-secret-history
  10. The Revenge of Gaia

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Reviewed by Tim Cribb The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock Penguin, HK$144 An ionisation detector invented by James Lovelock in the 1950s launched the environmental movement by proving that pesticides were destroying birds and insects, a hypothesis advanced by Silent Spring author Rachel Carson in the 1960s. The Revenge of Gaia is the culmination of 87-year-old Lovelock's work. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581571/revenge-gaia

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