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RUSSIA: : REVOLUTION AND CIVIL WAR 1917-1921
Antony Beevor
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Between 1917 and 1921 a devastating struggle took place in Russia following the...(+)

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Things Snowball
Rich Hall

Classification : Humour
Pub Date : Oct 02, 2003
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 256
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349115764
Price : 575

About the book

I stopped off at the Peace Gardens - a memorial straddling the US-Canadian border commemorating 'Lasting Peace Between America and Canada', as if there had ever been a problem. Show me a garden commemorating Peace Between America and, say, Iraq and I'll be impressed.
America is like a beauty contestant. It's gorgeous, until it opens its mouth.'

From the similarities between US gun laws and British drinking hours, to what cryptic crosswords really tell us about the British psyche, American in London Rich Hall casts a keen eye on the lunatic contradictions and weird marvels of his native and adoptive homelands.

'Full of acute left-field reflections on America and Americans, plus some marvellously irreverent sketches ...wise, witty and strangely true' GUARDIAN


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Priceless ...You guessed it: I laughed out loud>
Recalls the deliriously bathetic fiction of Woody Allen>
Only marginally less threatening than it is funny. Ideal reading material for killing those long hours while being held hostage by enraged Montana militia-men>
Very funny, considering he isn't meant to be in the country>
     
Rich Hall
Rich Hall is famed for his brilliant stand-up routines and comic creation Otis Lee Crenshaw. He appears regularly on TV including his own TV series 'Rich Hall's Fishing Show'. He won two Emmys for hi...(+)
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