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J. P. HIGBED

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Eye-opening but very repetitive

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-2018

I was rapt from the start. But after about two hours it became very ho-hum. Different names but same old sad stories. But there are also some nuggets along the way eg the NZ sniffer dog, the elderly smuggler who got the wrong bag. I’d suggest (1) get the book then (2) dip ‘n skip.

Gripping story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-12-2018

A true story of corrupt personal ambition, creating an amoral, corrupt organisation. Written by someone who was involved, but was always an outsider. It should be read by every student who is doing a business degree.

One for those who “were there “

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-2018

Oh boy! This brought back so many memories. Highly recommended for readers who used to collect, trade, and flip cards. It chronicles the 150 year rise of cads. And the startlingly quick collapse. In lots of “fan-boy” detail. Warning : people who weren’t card owners may find the detail dreary and excessive.

A tasty feast of knowledge

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-2018

I have had, for years, a Queen Anne farthing and a silver Queen Elizabeth I penny. So, on a whim, I got this course to find out something about their background for pub “show and tell”. Wow! Was I surprised. This professor loves his subject so much he makes the whole history a coloful pageant. I was hooked. This course is really all about the builders of the foundations of our modern mercantile, democratic world. I admit to fast forwarding through about 6 chapters. But the other 40 were gold!

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Bravo Professor

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Reviewed: 14-07-2018

I’ll certainly get more of Prof Greenberg’s courses. They are informative and entertaining , without using insider jargon. Bravo!

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One of the best music courses I’ve heard.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-07-2018

Four things I look for in an online course - 1. Knowledge. Stuff I didn’t know (or maybe had wrong). 2. Entertainment 3. No “insider jargon” that keeps me rushing to Google. 4. Plenty of things to follow up. This course gets full marks on all four. Bravo!

Serious & Entertainig? Not !

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-2018

I thought this was going to be a “real life” book. Instead it reads like a Harlequin romance.

A good read. Recommended

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-06-2017

The first chapters were a bit "ho-hum". But the middle manages to teach us how a 1797 shipyard operates in an interesting way. And the last chapters are a rollicking mix of storms, battles, and a gripping account of being lost at sea.

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A rant for the Fan-boys

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-06-2017

Buy this if Beatlemania was the highlight of your entire life. But if what you are after is an enthusiastic appreciation of the Fab Four there are better books (and podcasts, too).

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Listen to what he really says

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-2017

The author is correct. People do win. I know three of them. And his method is correct (spoiler alert). That is, the more tickets you buy, the more you'll win. Right. But only the lucky few will win big. Most lose forty cents in the dollar. The way to win is to get a glow of pride as you look at a bridge or hospital and think "I did my bit, with my forty cent "donations".