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1. Intertextual War: Edmund Burke
2. British Musical Theatre Actors:
3. Wasted
4. The Beach
5. Intertextual War: Edmund Burke
6. The British Cabinet

1. Intertextual War: Edmund Burke and the French Revolution in the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Paine, and James Mackintosh
by Steven Blakemore
 Hardcover: 256 Pages (1997-08)
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Asin: 0838637515
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Serious, Scholarly Study
Dr. Blakmore's analysis of these political writings is very insightful.He uncovers the intertextual conflicts, in particular between Burke and Wollstonecraft, and provides an indepth literary analysis of both.Hisdiction is sofisticated, yet approachable to an average student of 18thCent. Literature.A must read for anyone interested in the politicalphilosophy of the Age of Englightment. ... Read more

2. British Musical Theatre Actors: Ian Charleson, Lee Mead, Connie Fisher, Patricia Kirkwood, Michael French, Joan Turner, Steven Mackintosh
Paperback: 132 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Asin: 1157717535
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Chapters: Ian Charleson, Lee Mead, Connie Fisher, Patricia Kirkwood, Michael French, Joan Turner, Steven Mackintosh, Lewis Bradley, Stephen Mulhern, Belinda Evans, Brad Kavanagh, Caroline Sheen, Desmond Barrit, Georgia Brown, Julie Atherton, Francesca Jackson, Rebecca Storm, Philip Hurst, Hannah Waddingham, Ashleigh Gray, David Thaxton, Oliver Thornton, Rosemary Ashe, Henry Goodman, Caroline Keiff, Clive Carter, Elizabeth Seal, Dilys Watling, Jenny Galloway, Hadley Fraser, Katie Rowley Jones, Fiona Hendley, Maria Bland, Adam Searles. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 131. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Ian Charleson (11 August 1949 6 January 1990) was a Scottish stage and film actor. He is best known internationally for his starring role as Olympic athlete and missionary Eric Liddell, in the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire. Charleson was a noted actor on the British stage as well, with critically acclaimed leads in Guys and Dolls, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Fool for Love, and Hamlet, among many others. Over the course of his life Charleson performed numerous major Shakespearean roles, and the annual Ian Charleson Awards were established in his honour in 1991, to reward the best classical stage performances in Britain by actors aged under 30. The Houghton Mifflin Dictionary of Biography describes Charleson as "a leading player of charm and power" and "one of the finest British actors of his generation." Alan Bates wrote that Charleson was "definitely among the top ten actors of his age group." Ian McKellen said Charleson was "the most unmannered and unactorish of actors: always truthful, always honest." Born in Edinburgh, Charleson was the son of a printer, and grew up in a working-class area of the city. A bright, musical, artistic child, as a boy he performed in several loc...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1034374 ... Read more

3. Wasted
by Mark Johnson
Audio CD: Pages (2007-05-01)
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Asin: 1405502355
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Mark Johnson’s father had LOVE tattooed across his left hand, but that didn’t stop the beatings. The Johnson children would turn up to school with broken fingers and chipped teeth, but no one ever thought of investigating their home life. Mark just slipped through the cracks, and kept on falling for years. Constantly in trouble at school, Mark began stealing at the age of seven, was drinking by the age of eight, and took his first hit of heroin at eleven. A sensitive, intelligent boy, he could never stay on the right path, and though art college beckoned, he ended up in Portland prison instead. With searing honesty, Wasted documents Mark’s descent into the depths of addiction and criminality. Homeless, hooked on heroin and crack, no one—least of all Mark—believed he would survive. And yet, astonishingly, he somehow pulled himself through, and now runs his own thriving tree surgery business, employing and helping other recovering addicts. His story is at once shocking and inspiring a compelling account of one man’s struggle to save himself, and help save others in the process.
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5-0 out of 5 stars wasted
great book couldnt put down when i started reading mark johnson done a grat job

5-0 out of 5 stars A solemn but ultimately optimistic tale
A life of horrors that no one should have to suffer. "Wasted: A Childhood Stolen, An Innocence Betrayed, A Life Redeemed" is the memoir of one Mark Johnson, who faced sexual and physical abuse from the age of four, and became an alcoholic by age eight, a junkie by age eleven, and a prison inmate by age eighteen. With such a nightmarish first two decades of life, trying to dig himself out of such a deep hole would seem nearly impossible, but Johnson managed to turn his life around. A solemn but ultimately optimistic tale, highly recommended for community library memoir collections.

Diane C. Donovan
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4. The Beach
by Alex Garland~Steven Mackintosh
Audio Cassette: 2 Pages (1999)

Isbn: 0140869107
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars The Beach
I really was afraid to read this book, because back when Leonardo DiCaprio was good-looking I watched the movie. I should have realized earlier that the book would assuredly be better. Garland is brilliant, and considering this was a debut novel, I'm awed. The thing that impressed me most about the book was that despite having very little plot--location choices, if nothing else, were limited--you still wanted to inhale it and still wanted to see what would happen next.

In many ways the "plot" is predictable. Richard, a young Englishman in Thailand, stays a few nights in a sleazy hotel where he is given a strange map of a supposedly deserted island-paradise by a strange person known only as Daffy Duck. The night after receiving Daffy's map, Richard finds him dead. Accompanied by two fellow hotel-guests (Francoise and Etienne), Richard decides to go to the island outlined on the map. Thinking that someone should know where they are going, Richard informs two American college students of his plans, giving them a copy of the map.

Of course, what happens next is nothing unexpected. Adventures ensue as Richard, Francoise and Etienne try to make it to the designated location; upon their arrival they encounter a 'village' of about twenty people, some of whom are disappointed to learn of Daffy's death; the traveling trio decides to stay on the island, and Richard begins to panic that the Americans may show up; Richard continues to panic to the point of hallucination, and camp relations start to get tense; the Americans show up, the whole island oasis life is shot to hell, and Richard, Francoise and Etienne barely escape.

Still, the book is addictive. It creates a feeling of suspense that I have not felt from another book. The characters and the interactions between them were increasingly complex. Issues of "Can utopia stay utopian?" "How selfish is this isolated, island lifestyle?" "Do vacations have to end?" and "When is this going to become like Lord of the Flies?" keep you turning the later pages.

This is definitely a book worth buying, or at the very least checking out of a library. It really is an fun and sometimes thrilling read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
Great read, I enjoyed it.I never really considered reading the book after watching the movie two or three times over the years.But I picked it up and flipped through it in a bookstore/coffee shop in Thailand, after reading a few pages I bought it and couldn't put it down.The plot is very different from how it was portrayed in the movie once they arrive on the beach, so it was like taking in a completely fresh story.

4-0 out of 5 stars Island fantasy gone very wrong
Given time, Shangri-La never is.
You must grow up and live in the real world, complicated and unpleasant as it may be. Seems to me this is something every generation has to figure out for itself, with assistance or hindrance from various psychoactive substances.

Richard, age 21, goes to Thailand and finds his way to a hidden settlement on a secluded island that is supposed to be off-limits to tourists. The people there are enjoying an Edenic existence, getting nearly everything they need from the land, including unlimited doobies for all. Circumstances arise that divide the group, and the copious THC rations only provide fuel for the paranoid delusions and poor judgment. Eventually it all dissolves in a rather grisly fashion.

3.5 stars, but I can be generous and round up to 4 because the youthful author showed a convincing grasp of group dynamics and self-interested behavior. The rivalries, jealousies, and power struggles felt very true to real life.

I should add that if you are squeamish, you might want to avoid this book. The author didn't go overboard with the gross-out detail, but there are some pretty graphic scenes I could have done without.

5-0 out of 5 stars Be careful what you wish for
The Beach by Alex Garland is about not liking where you are and wishing you were somewhere else.Even with all its grittiness and suspense this is a coming of age story, but it is an outstanding one and it doesn't matter if you are a Gen X or a baby boomer, this tale will touch you in subtle ways.
Richard is tired of being surrounded by tourists everywhere he goes.Everything is dirty and crowded and sucks and he doesn't want to go home and get a job and be like everyone else.Then Mr. Duck gives him the map and it all changes.
Suddenly there's a beautiful girl in his life, even if she belongs to some else.Her boy friend's okay and besides Richard's new friends see the world pretty much the way he does, they don't want to stop bumming around the world and go home either, but they're tired of the same old third world thing.The three of them band together to find the perfect island on the map, it takes a little doing, but eventually they get there. At first it's all paradise, but just like bumming around the world with a backpack is paradise at first, it gets old fast.
Even in paradise sooner or later it all becomes day to day.Richard is not happy with his life again and for a while it looks like he might end up like Mr. Duck, who doesn't go away just because he's dead and stays with you long after the book is finished.It all gets serious fast and Richard comes to grips with the fact that in real life there are bad people and bad things happen just like in fairy tales, but in real life not everyone gets to live happily ever after, in fact some people don't get to live at all.

2-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining but unexpectedly gory
I have to give it at least two stars because the story was well crafted, even though the characters were not really developed, as others noted, with the exception of Jed and Keaty. However, the style of writing is convincing - a young traveller's diary, so you can hardly expect great depth. The adventure really starts out as promising, and the "be careful what you wish for" story starts to develop toward the latter part of the book, but excessive gore at the end really destroys it. The author really botched it badly - it would have been more convincing had it been less grossly violent and gory. It had destroyed whatever was built up to that point, the climax overpowered the buildup to such an etxent that it had me toss the book away in exasperation.
The movie was quite a bit better, in my opinion, because there is no way it could reproduce the sort of depravity described in the book, yet it captured the main storyline with a few deviations, rather well. The acting was excellent, and nothing was exaggerated, as I feel was in the book. ... Read more

5. Intertextual War: Edmund Burke and the French Revolution in the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Paine, and James Mackintosh. (book reviews): An ... Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life
by Daniel Ritchie
 Digital: 6 Pages (1998-04-01)
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Title: Intertextual War: Edmund Burke and the French Revolution in the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Paine, and James Mackintosh. (book reviews)
Author: Daniel Ritchie
Publication: First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life (Refereed)
Date: April 1, 1998
Publisher: Institute on Religion and Public Life
Issue: n82Page: p55(3)

Article Type: Book Review

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6. The British Cabinet
by John P. Mackintosh
 Hardcover: Pages (1965)

Asin: B000OY60Y2
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