I think Williams was the best English-speaking philosopher of the last fifty years, and that this is his best book. By examining Greek tragedy, Williams reflects on ancient and modern conceptions of selfhood, justice and freedom. Written with his usual verve and clarity, Shame and Necessity has important lessons to teach us - about ourselves and our self-conceptions
Albert Speer was not only Hitler's architect and armaments minister, but the Fuhrer's closest friend--his "unhappy love." Speer was one of the few defendants at the Nuremberg Trials to take responsibility for Nazi war crimes, even as he denied knowledge of the Holocaust. Now this enigma of a man is unveiled in a monumental biography by a writer who came to know Speer intim ...more
Waitrose Food Illustrated voted this book the 'most useful cookbook of all time'! So I bought it. Its brilliant recipes are homely and delicious. My copy is battered and splattered. Highly recommend for those who love to cook.