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In Search of the Trojan War
In Search of the Trojan War
DVD ~ Various
Offered by DealsAreUs
Price: CDN$ 56.77
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome journey into the past, April 8 2007
This review is from: In Search of the Trojan War (DVD)
Micheal Wood is probably one of the best modern day historians alive today. All of his documentaries (and this is no exception), are presented with his unique style and personality that can bring the material out and be throughly enjoyed by both scholars and laymen. He brings the distant past into full view and introduces you to the events, characters and ideas that have shaped our past and created our present. He is extremely educated on the subject matter he talks about and presents the material with an elegance and simplicity that even people not normally interested in history I'm sure will find any of Micheal Wood's documentaries highly entertaining.

In this particular dvd we go on a 6 part journey of discovery into that most illusive historical event, that of the Trojan War. Did it really happen? Was Homer more of historian than a poet? Was the great walls of Troy real and what of Agammenon's vast army? Micheal Wood answers all these questions and much more. Whether interested in Ancient(Greek) History or not, I'm sure you'll find this dvd very informative and entertaining.

CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, BOOK 2: AN UNCOMMON DIALOGUE
CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, BOOK 2: AN UNCOMMON DIALOGUE
by WALSCH NEALE DONALD
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Continuing the dialogue, April 1 2007
A great continuation from the first Conversations with God. Very profound and thought-provoking statements and questions are raised, shaking some religious and personal beliefs right to their core. But in wrestling with these ideas and questions one cannot help but enlarge (by contemplation itself) one's conceptions of the world around us, and one's personal and religious or spiritual views. A highly recommended book, written by non-other than God Himself, through the author, sure to either enlighten one's beliefs or to raise scorn from religious zealots. Either way if it gets one thinking about the issue's brought up this book, that's good enough in and of itself.

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist - Season 1
Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist - Season 1
DVD ~ Jonathan Katz
Offered by EntertainmentForLess
Price: CDN$ 14.02
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Comedy!, Feb. 6 2007
Dr. Katz is one of the funniest shows from the 90's. Although not hugely popular, it's wit and subtle sense of humour will leave you laughing all the way through. Dr. Katz is a middle aged therapist who lives with his mooching 23 year old son who is always schemeing of ways to either not to go find a job or coming up with crazy money making schemes. ie. Buying a couple of vietnamese pot-bellied pigs and getting into the field of "animal husbandry". Dr. Katz patients are all either famous actors or comedians. If you like intelligent and subtle humour (if you like The Office), than Dr. Katz Professional Therapist will not leave you wanting.

Crank (Widescreen)
Crank (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Jason Statham
Offered by torontomediadvd_com
Price: CDN$ 8.99
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Ol' Popcorn Action Flick!, Jan. 21 2007
This review is from: Crank (Widescreen) (DVD)
This movie isn't meant to have any meaning or even a sensible plot; the one we get is as loose as you can get. It's just a good excuse for some senseless violence, a car chase and some rather quite funny moments, all for the pure pleasure of entertainment. If you like action movies or just wanna spend a few hours having a good time on the couch than this movie is for you.

Tiesto in Concert
Tiesto in Concert
DVD ~ DJ Tiesto
Price: CDN$ 30.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars There's a reason he's #1!!, Dec 24 2006
This review is from: Tiesto in Concert (DVD)
Tiesto is and forever will be the number 1 dj in the world. He is absolutly amazing. I've never seen him live, but this dvd is the best thing to being there. The track selection was awesome, the editing great, and the light show amazing. I so wish I could have been there, but with this dvd and it's 5.1 surrond sound and HD picture, I can feel like I really am over and over again from the comfort of my living room floor, where I can dance the night away, every night, watching this dvd. A must have for any trance/electronica fan and Tiesto fan in general.

FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES FOR SINGLESSEE 9781881273875
FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES FOR SINGLESSEE 9781881273875
by Moody Publishing
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book on Communicating Love, Dec 18 2006
This was a very good book describing the 5 Love Languages. Just knowing what the 5 love lanugages are will help anyone communicate and emotionally connect better with those most nearest and dearest to them. We don't learn how to connect with people properly, but if you can learn to speak a persons primary love lanugage, your chances of having a more meaningful and loving relationship with that person is enhanced by a 1000%. Noone said learning how to and than speaking someone's love language was gonna be an easy thing, but if you put the time, effort, and commitment into doing so, your rewards will be more than you'd ever expect!

The Odyssey: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
The Odyssey: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
by Homer
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.87
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Eternal Classic!, Oct. 26 2006
Robert Fagles has done it again! Coming on the heels of his superb translation of "The Illiad" before it, this translation of Homer's epic "The Odyssey" is nothing short of brilliant. In clear, modern english he has been able to convey and capture the imagination of the modern day reader in the way that Homer's original greek must have captivated our ancient brethren 2500 years ago. The Odyssey was a masterpiece than and still is a masterpiece now. If you want to read and experience an epic from western literary tradition, there's no better place to go than to the first and best example of one, Homer's Odyssey. You won't be disappointed!

Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
by Noam Chomsky
Edition: Hardcover
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book!!, Sept. 24 2006
One of Chomsky's best books ever! If you seek the real truth about what's going on in the world around us you have to read this book. A definite must have!!

Plato Complete Works
Plato Complete Works
by Plato
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 71.08
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5.0 out of 5 stars Look no further..., Sept. 15 2006
This review is from: Plato Complete Works (Hardcover)
This is by far the best and most complete collection of Plato's works. And they are amazing. After reading a few of the dialoges its easy to see why Plato has had such an impact on philisophical thought for the last 2500 years!! Since the time of Plato himself to the present people have quoted and used Plato's ideas to either influence or be used as a basis for their own lives and/or views on philisophical and intellectual thought. The translations and introductions are superb. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone, truly a masterpiece in world literature.

The Iliad
The Iliad
by Homer
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.87
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Illiad Translation There Is!, Aug. 25 2006
This review is from: The Iliad (Paperback)
Robert Fagles translation of the Illiad is supurb! It's very easy to read and yet still retains its essence which has captivated readers for 2800 years!! I would highly recommend The Illiad to everyone, the story is a timeless one and one can relate to it as much now in the year 2006 as the people did back in 1200-800BC, before it was even written down, and just passed down generation to generation orally. This translation is definitly the best english translation there is to enjoy this timeless classic.

Do yourself a favour and read one of the most brillant stories ever written.

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