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keith richards

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Funny and engaging

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Reviewed: 2021-02-05

Carlton does a gem of a job reading his book- it’s good for plenty of light hearted humor and insightful back scenes from pro racing
Really loved the impersonating of various pro riders being interviewed- reality is always funnier than fiction

Outstanding history of Rush

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Reviewed: 2020-11-21

Wow- I’ve followed the group since their early years - my first concert was their Hemispheres tour and had been listening to their other albums prior to that.. Seen all the documentaries 1read Neil’s books - in other words I’m a die-hard fan
Still- this book opened up fascinating stores I’d never heard about re: their personal lives , their struggles and their decisions surrounding each album
Can’t recommend this book enough to any Rush fan

The oratory was good but....

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Reviewed: 2020-11-21

Coming from a family of academics (teachers) I am well aware of their left wing bias - my father like the author was an historian and he too had that bias. Fine - but I must say it’s annoying to hear / read yet another so-called unbiased source color their narrative with an underlying prejudice. In this case the author made 3 distinct slides towards Trump, despite covering historical events over 6 unrelated countries to the USA.
Really- if you are going to write a book on history- how about sticking to the subject on hand without injecting your own unwanted biases, Mr Sandbrook?
As an aside I’m Canadian and have little interest in knowing what some British author thinks of US politics

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Outstanding

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Reviewed: 2020-01-09

I am a cycling fanatic. I read cycling books that come out by every bike star who’s ever written a book. And this by far is the best one I’ve read yet. Absolutely amazing. It gives you the history of Gregg but also gives you the history of Lance Armstrong , Floyd Landis, Tyler Hamilton and all of the famous situations that surrounded the 1990s and early 2000‘s drug problems. Just so engaging -
This book is second to none. Truly love this book and would recommend it to anyone including people who are not cyclists. It’s a lesson in success and it’s a lesson in staying true to your goals
Motivating and fascinating all in one book
10/10!