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Gambia: Book Review Prevent Ebola Before You Cure It, Ebola Is Real
Prevent Ebola Before You Cure is a short drama booklet. The author, Michael Hamadi Secka uses drama to share information about Ebola. The bare and hard facts and useful information about Ebola imposed on people could have sprouted some polemics ...

Faderman's "The Gay Revolution" one of New York Times Book Review's top 100
The New York Times Book Review for 2015 has chosen Lillian Faderman's ""The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle," published by Simon & Schuster, as one of it's 100 most notable books of 2015. Faderman is the author of "Surpassing the Love of ...

Book Review: Lost Restaurants of Columbus Ohio
The largest portion of this book is dedicated to this chapter, and extended historical biographies are given to some of the most monumental restaurants Columbus has seen to date. Notable spots include The Maramor, a cocktail lounge with a Parisian vibe ...

Book Review: Dead to You
"Dead to You," written by Lisa McMann, is about sixteen-year old Ethan De Wilde who was abducted when he was seven years old. Login Here to Read More... Did you know? For just $0.99 you can get full site access today. Click Here. "Dead to You," written ...

Book Review: "Short Flights"
My interest in aphorisms started, oddly enough, after reading William Blake's "Proverbs of Hell" in his magnificent work "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell." These sardonic little gems fascinated me with their succinct beauty. Here was something that was ...

TF At 1: Ten Years of Quartersnacks Book Review
This hardcover book features 208 high-quality pages of personal memories and photographs of the last decade of New York skateboarding. As you sink your teeth into this big boy, you'll see the sustaining bond of skate brotherhood that endures as New ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'John le Carre: The Biography'
“I'm a liar,” John le Carre explained to Adam Sisman, his biographer. “Born to lying, bred to it, trained to it by an industry that lies for a living, practiced in it as a novelist.” John le Carre, 84, aka David Cornwell, is a spy novelist who has ...

Thor's Comic Book Review Column: The Mighty Thor #1, Andre the Giant: Closer ...
Thor's Comic Book Review Column: The Mighty Thor #1, Andre the Giant: Closer ...

Nigeria: Book Review - Nigeria and the Search for a Politics Based On Ideas
Title: Democracy, Good Governance and Sustainable Development Author: Professor Jerry Gana, Ph.D. Publisher: New York/Abuja, Triatlantic Books Year: 2015 Pages: 311 Price: Unstated Reviewer: Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, Ph.D. In the general elections of ...

Tom Petty: The Biography by Warren Zanes (BOOK REVIEW)
As with the best rock biographies, Zanes doesn't so much attempt to explain as illuminate and it's in that sense his book on Tom Petty is so unique: as the story unfolds from the Florida-born rocker's abusive childhood through his earliest struggles as ...

Comic Book Review – Black Science #18
Black Science #18 continues the psychedelic, bizarre trip into Grant's subconscious as Grant and Brian (?) review more of Grant's childhood in a place that may or may not be real. The more you look at his childhood, the more you find yourself feeling ...

Hockey Book Review: The Top 10 Lists of Everything in Hockey
Editor's Note: I was provided a review copy of the latest book in the Sports Illustrated Kids "Top 10 Lists" series - "Top 10 Lists of Everything in Hockey", by Time Inc. Books. Face-Off! Top 10 List of Everything in Hockey is the latest in a series of ...

Book review: 'His Right Hand,' by Mette Ivie Harrison
His Right Hand, Mette Ivie Harrison's follow-up to last year's acclaimed The Bishop's Wife, is the kind of mystery novel that sneaks up on a reader. You wouldn't expect a book about the crime-solving wife of a staid Mormon leader to be so edgy and ...

Book Review: 'Sold Out', by Michelle Malkin and John Miano
Authors Michelle Malkin and John Miano – the latter a displaced tech-sector employee turned lawyer and advocate for American workers – dare to challenge this conventional wisdom with their new book Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan ...

Harley's Little Black Book #1 Review
By Jesse Schedeen As big a hit as the Harley Quinn comic has been for DC these past two years, it was inevitable that a second series would follow. Harley's Little Black Book takes a page from the Harley Quinn and Power Girl mini-series, with each ...

Book Review: The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse by Simon Monk
A few months ago, for example, I read a book about viruses (and other malware) and computer and network security, all presented using zombie-related examples and terminology. Sad to relate, a lot of these attempts seem to run out of steam, leaving you ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'They all Love Jack: Busting the Ripper'
Who was Jack the Ripper? It's one of the great unsolved mysteries that has stumped amateur and professional sleuths for more than a century. There are many theories about the identity of the elusive serial killer who murdered five prostitutes in the ...

Book Review: The Future of Whiteness
I don't like to overuse the term “must read” but Linda Martin Alcoff's The Future of Whiteness (2015, Polity) is a must-read. We live in the era of white reaction to non-whites getting equal rights, and changing demographics – by 2050 white Europeans ...

Book Review: Your Portfolio Is Broken
Albert Einstein defined insanity as repeatedly doing the same thing and expecting different results. Over the last two decades, global equity markets have undergone two 50% drops. Investors who have repeatedly followed a prediction-based approach have ...

The 10 Best Books of 2014
The year's best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. Photo. Credit Alessandra Montalto/The New York Times. Fiction. The Door. By Magda Szabo. Translated by Len Rix. In Szabo's haunting novel, a writer's intense relationship ...

Book Review: Millionaire By Janet Gleeson
This book is historical non-fiction, and takes place in the early 18th century. It chronicles the life and times of John Law. The subtitle of the book, The Philanderer, Gambler, and Duelist who Invented Modern Finance, alludes to what a colorful ...

I Believe in Miracles by Daniel Taylor, book review: Jose Mourinho is in need ...
I Believe in Miracles by Daniel Taylor, book review: Jose Mourinho is in need ...

Book Review: Dead Companies Walking
Hedge fund manager Scott Fearon discusses what made him successful in his book,Dead Companies Walking. The book is actually about failure. Failure is good for an economy, as it allows new ways of doing things to rise. Fearon's expertise is spotting ...

Book Review: Embracing the Wild in your Dog
Bailey states on the back cover of the book that Embracing the Wild in your Dog is not an obedience book. It serves as a heads up, no, make that a warning that anthropomorphism (attaching human traits to our dog) contributes to many of the canine-human ...

Book Review: Margaret Atwood's 'The Heart Goes Last'
The most important thing in books today is not a great twist, an original character, or even a groundbreaking style. It's a name. If you are one of the lucky few wildly popular authors, you have a built in audience. And you're able to make mistakes ...

The 10 Best Books of 2014
The year's best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. Photo. Credit Alessandra Montalto/The New York Times. Fiction. The Door. By Magda Szabo. Translated by Len Rix. In Szabo's haunting novel, a writer's intense relationship ...

'This Old Man' a collection of casual reflections from Roger Angell
Happily for his readers, Roger Angell ignored the advice of his stepfather, E.B. White, who once remarked that a writer had a better chance of producing something great if he spent the first 40 years of his life doing something else. Instead, Angell ...

'Lone Star' book review: World travel, heartbreak and growing up
“Lone Star” is more than the nickname for the state of Texas. It's also the name of Russian-born American writer Paullina Simons' latest coming of age novel. The Harper Collins-published work introduces ambitious high school student Chloe Devine, ...

Newark Library to host book review luncheon
Newark Library, 121 High St., will host a book review luncheon at noon Dec. 11. Fred Hicks will review “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough, which discusses the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright and their sister Katharine. Tickets will be $5 ...

George Guo Publishes Book Review
A book review by faculty member George Guo appears in the latest issue of The China Quarterly. He reviews State and Agents in China: Disciplining Government Officials by Yongshun Cai (Stanford University Press, 2015). George, professor of political ...

Book Review: 'Hunter Killer: Inside America's Unmanned Air War'
If I could be frank, I looked at the cover and dust jacket of Lt. Col. T. Mark McCurley's memoir, "Hunter Killer: Inside America's Unmanned Air War" and I didn't think I would get far into it. Military books just don't interest me, largely because I'm ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Copperhed Club'
From corruption in the corridors of power to illegal drugs in Hopefully, Kentucky, this book gallops along from scandal to scandal. William Neikirk, a former veteran political correspondent in Washington, knows his characters, from a rather sleazy ...

Daily Book Review: 'The Witches: Salem, 1692'
Stacy Schiff's “The Witches: Salem, 1692” is the kind of book you forget isn't fiction. Though it's a bit long for those not already acquainted with Salem scholarship, “The Witches” is still accessible. It chronicles the beginning of the Salem hysteria ...

Book Review: "The Neapolitan Novels"
If you haven't read the Neapolitan Novels, consider setting aside some time for them. The four books all but read themselves. They aren't flawless, but what literature of epic length is? Henry James famously referred to War and Peace as “a large, loose ...

Book Review: The Shark Curtain
I'm Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "The Shark Curtain” by Chris Scofield. “The Shark Curtain” is the first novel by Chris Scofield, who lives in Eugene with her husband and (according to the book jacket) two ...

Book Review: 'My Life on the Road'
Even though sometimes the book feels like a surreal collage of completely different stories, the readers are always kept piously engaged. The autobiography is a balanced mix of Steinem's personal life and her activist work that passes down the wisdom ...

In 'Beatlebone,' Kevin Barry brings John Lennon back for an encore
Book Review: New books examine Bob Dylan's vast discography, Beatles' 'Rubber Soul' 4:16 p.m.. Performing Arts Calendar 3:59 p.m.. Theater Review: Splinter Group's blighted 'Tomato' fails to thrive 1:16 p.m.. Theater Review: Bookstore musical 'The ...

Book Review: Consent by Nancy Ohlin
consent Teacher-student 'romances', specifically those set in high school, are highly problematic, for obvious reasons, and need to be dealt with using tact and sensitivity. You have to avoid romanticizing these kinds of relationships. You have to make ...

'For the Record' book review: Hit the road with Melbourne
Their bond grows steadily throughout the book, even as Chelsea is attempting to find happiness outside of the band. By the end of the book, you are ready to see how these two are going to support each other outside of Melbourne, and unfortunately, the ...

Book Review: BA. KU. by Anthony Tafuro
In a genre where both identity and purpose are not so much fleeting as just wilfully obscured, Vancouver skateboarding collective Barrier Kult offer something else to scratch our collective heads over. To quote from the press release for their new ...

Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Year's Best Books
On this week's podcast, editors from the Book Review discuss the process of whittling down the candidates for both lists. Also in this week's issue, Matthew Schneier, a reporter for the Thursday and Sunday Styles sections of The Times, reviews “Of ...

New books examine Bob Dylan's vast discography, Beatles' 'Rubber Soul'
Two new books may engage you or the music fan in your life, especially the Boomer music fan, with context, analysis and trivia about two of rock's greatest. "Bob Dylan All the Songs" takes an encyclopedic approach to the raspy one's oeuvre, while "This ...

Book review: 'Colorful Characters in Mormon History' highlights Mormon history ...
Book review: 'Colorful Characters in Mormon History' highlights Mormon history ...

Book review: 'For Sale: American Paradise -- How Our Nation was Sold an ...
Book review: 'For Sale: American Paradise -- How Our Nation was Sold an ...

Book review: 'Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel' by Stuart Gibbs
It's 2041, and it's 12-year-old Dashiell “Dash” Gibson's 188th day on the first moon base. Dash bought into all of NASA's hype about the excitement and prestige of being among the first people — scientists, their families and others — selected to ...

Book review - "The Remedy for Love" mixes offbeat romance with a lot of snow
Novelist Bill Roorbach ("Life Among Giants") lives in the Maine woods, where Henry David Thoreau and Stephen King roamed. He does, however, have a number of ties to the Port City. Roorbach has been keynote speaker for Writers' Week at the University ...

Book review: Essays in 'One Hundred Hearts' inspire, embolden
"One Hundred Hearts" is a must-read for anyone experiencing deep suffering, grief or confusion, or who has lived through periods of darkness — it is a book for everyone. There is moderate, infrequent swearing and a chapter with disturbing scenes of ...

Book review: 'The Game of Lives' is epic, code-breaking trilogy conclusion
When the second book, "The Rule of Thoughts," ended, Michael, a computer Tangent-turned-human, had just found out on an even deeper level than before that he didn't know who the good guy was, or the difference between real life and a game. He had ...

Book review: 'Pea Soup' and the Seafood Feast' teaches compassion
Pea soup for dinner? That doesn't sound appealing to Jack, the main character in “Pea Soup and the Seafood Feast.” Jack, independent and self-sufficient, decides to take matters into his own hands and catch his own dinner. He heads to the dock with his ...

Book review: Collection is a true pleasure to read
Reviewing “The Pleasure of Reading” feels like cheating. In fact, I called my literary agent (local attorney Jeannie Dahnk) and told her that I will not accept payment for this review. Ms. Dahnk, who is not a known asthma sufferer and a yoga ...


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