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Intriguing

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Reviewed: 27-11-2019

Fascinating biography of 6 women's approaches to dealing with an all powerful tyrant.

So many fascinating insights into each of the women - particularly enjoyed learning little know facts like Ann B's support of the first English translation of the Bible.

Ultimately, HVIII mania to have a boy led to so much of the trouble. I love the fact that you know the heroine of the story exists before anyone loses their head.

A gr8 book masterfully written and told by two women of our time.

Reading this book makes me wish the world was run by women (again;-).

Insightful forward look

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Reviewed: 15-09-2019

enjoyed the mix of knowledge and forward peering views. he certainly projects into the very far future ...

Dissolution of ego

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Reviewed: 08-08-2019

Author provides an insight to the 'mystical power' of physcoedelics in an objective manner. There usefulness in dissolving ego and enabling subconscious powers of visualisation that otherwise remain held in check by the reasoning part of our conscious brain was fascinating. I particularly appreciated the potential value to the terminally ill and alcohol/nicotine addicts to reframe their thinking following the dissolution of ego brought about during usage of physcoedelics.

More interesting than any spy fiction

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Reviewed: 25-07-2019

It is inspiring, sad and incredible at the same time that such an organisation of intelligence and deadliness has been developed. The book explains the background to some of the most tumultuous terrorist acts and clinical assassinations. I read much of this before going to sleep... at first it made for a fitful nights rest, after a while the constant acts of terror and targeted killing becomes a matter of fact. It's ultimately a chilling insight to our Darwinian nature and what happens as a result of bring significant technology, organisation and determination. I sorry this still exists in the world but feel wiser for reading about it in this exceptionally well written book.

Interesting perspectives

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Reviewed: 20-06-2019

I liked the authors effort to apply crisis management steps used by people towards crisis that have occurred in his selected countries.

It was interesting to consider Australia being in Upheaval. The author gave me some new perspectives on my home country due to his approach.

PS - thx for the recommendation Bill;-)

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Exactly what I was hoping

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Reviewed: 20-05-2019

An excellent engaging read that provided brilliant insights into precision engineering in the modern age.

loved the first two parts

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Reviewed: 21-11-2018

well written and interesting plot. wish the last part was more robust - I feel it good have been given more depth.

A tale of running the White House (Asylum)

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Reviewed: 10-01-2018

This is a compelling read for anyone looking to understand possible reasons for the news flow from the White House during the first part of Trump’s term.

Minor inaccuracies have been pointed out by CNN and Trump states that Wolff only met him once at the White House. Clearly this a well research and sourced book that has come from Trump’s many detractors - both currently in the Administration and the mounting numbers that used to work for Trump. The single largest source appears to be Bannon. He seems to have been one inmate that escaped the asylum!

What is truly sad about this tale is that you can truly understand that there are many good intentioned, publicly minded and intelligent people with the walls of the most powerful government in the world that are simply trying to manage the unmanageable.

The stakes are high. I hope the US finds a way to connect with truth in governance and empathy in negotiation.

This book is a salutary tale in the perils of bad governance. I commend the author and recommend to those wishing to understand what not to do in leadership.

Insightful

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Reviewed: 14-08-2016

Mao's cultural revolution was inflicted upon Deng and China. For me the book provides insight on how this quiet administrator reversed its effect firstly upon himself and ultimately on China. He was not going to let the students revolt stop him... but I don't want to give too many spoilers;-)

Stunning analysis from the biggest perspective

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Reviewed: 02-08-2016

On this listen journey I truly loved hearing of the author's brilliant understandingly of the extent of our observable universe thanks to his work on the mapping of the plasma sphere. Indeed the Planck map of the observable universe that adorns the cover of the book is now the background picture to my laptop. It is a great way to discuss the content of the book with my family and friends who all state at the screen in wonder after I explain what it represents. For those who are not already familiar with the Planck map of the universe, the knowledge imparted in this book is incredibly worthwhile for that reason alone.

I could only follow or buy into ~50% of the author's theories on the Multiverse/MUH. That being said - I could appreciate the significant and caring approach to his analysis.

I loved the ending as it seemed to tie in all the vastness of the universe with the honest assessment of the author's own reason for being - and similarly why we should really care about the brilliant analysis that he has clearly work so hard to share with us.

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