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Geoffrey Moorhouse (1931–2009)

Autor(a) de Sun Dancing

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Obras por Geoffrey Moorhouse

Sun Dancing (1997) 339 exemplares
The Fearful Void (1974) 139 exemplares
To the Frontier (1984) 125 exemplares
Calcutta (1971) 114 exemplares
India Britannica (1983) 111 exemplares
Sydney: the story of a city (1999) 81 exemplares
The Great Cities: San Francisco (1979) 80 exemplares
Imperial City: New York (1988) 55 exemplares
Om: An Indian Pilgrimage (1993) 42 exemplares
The Great Cities: Prague (1980) 26 exemplares

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I purchased this book as a college student in 2009 and only read the first part for class. I put it aside to someday read later.

I read this over the last couple weeks and enjoyed it, for the most part. The first half is a fictional imagining of life at the monastery over the centuries. The second half gives the evidence he found for his imaginings. The second half got overwhelming after awhile and some of the explanations didn't actually answer or clarify what it was supposed to be addressing.

I think photos or drawings would have helped me imagine the setting a little better. I did Google quite a bit and that helped, but it would have been nice to have some descriptive images to go with stories like the shockingly daring building feats described in the part two chapter on the Culdees.
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classyhomemaker | 5 outras críticas | Dec 11, 2023 |
Excellent example of travel as ordeal. Vivid descriptions of harrowing experiences in an extreme environment. A delightful read.
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BriainC | 4 outras críticas | Nov 30, 2023 |
Every city must surely have its story, its history, but making that story feel so compelling is something few writers can achieve. Geoffrey Moorhouse was one such writer, and this book about the first Australian city is captivating from beginning to end as a result.
 
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soylentgreen23 | Oct 22, 2023 |
A gentle travelogue in perestroika era Soviet Union - heading for the fabled cities of Tashkent, Bukhara, and Samarkand, in what is now Uzbekistan. Quite heavy on history but does contain enough description of the time and places.
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DramMan | 2 outras críticas | Sep 24, 2023 |

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27
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6
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1,676
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29
ISBN
112
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