Review and summary of Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker's book, "14-18: Understanding the Great War."
Review and summary of historian John Archibald Getty's book, "Origins of the Great Purges: The Soviet Communist Party Reconsidered, 1933-1938"
Can women in the twenty-first century benefit from the instructions of a Bible, written in ancient times and credited by some with prejudice and humiliation toward women? Wendy Alsup gives answers.
The Strangest Secret is revealed in the pages of this easy to read and highly beneficial small book of hope. Linda Compton explains how she made the journey from bitterness to joy and how we can too.
400 years on Southern African History as described by a cross section of society. Covering 1490-1900 it is a great collection of letters, journals, reports and observations
If you are looking for a way to increase positive results in all areas of your life, this miracle morning routine could be just what you need. Try it out and be amazed by the results!
Review and summary of historian James Mark's book, "The Unfinished Revolution: Making Sense of the Communist Past in Central-Eastern Europe."
Ben Franklin wrote endlessly sharing his life experiences to provide advice and inspiration. These are his five best books that I’ve read.
Mark Lynas's "Six Degrees" is a modern classic, outlining potential effects of various levels of global warming. It's summarized, evaluated, and updated here, with links to 7 supplementary Hubs.
Review and summary of historian Orlando Figes' book, "The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia"
Michelle DeRusha reports the marriage of Martin and Katharina Luther, two who previously vowed celibacy; the opposition they faced; the efforts to sabotage their credibility; their undying romance.
In Democracy in Black, the author proposes that for many reasons, the value gap in America and racial habits which sustain it got worse under Obama's watch. He makes recommendations for the future.
David Grann, author and writer for the New Yorker Magazine, spent five years gathering information for his historical novel which has been on the New York Times bestseller list for thirteen weeks
"Every Day is Election Day" is a guide on how to play the ground game and work your way up to any type of political office.
"Jet Age" documents the exciting high-stakes race to build the first commercial trans-Atlantic jet liner. A review with videos.
Can Christians believe in Evolution? What are the different Christian beliefs about creation? Resources to help you decide what to believe.
Review and summary of historian Hajimu Masuda's book, "Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World"
Are YOU a Highly Sensitive Person? Have you ever been called "too sensitive" or been told to "lighten up?" You might want to read Dr. Elaine Aron's book on the topic-- it could change your life!
An enhanced-content review of Gwynne Dyer's "Climate Wars" (2010.) Climate change is of deep concern to national security professionals the world over. Find out what they are worrying about.
Richard Rodriguez shares his educational experience in the book Hunger of Memory. He shares his personal struggles and successes.
Review and summary of historian Keith Lowe's book, "Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II"
Review and summary of Salim Yaqub's book, "Containing Arab Nationalism: The Eisenhower Doctrine and the Middle East"
Review and summary of historian Wendy Goldman's work, "Inventing the Enemy: Denunciation and Terror in Stalin's Russia"
He intended to go snowboarding in the Himalayas and came back to become an American religious figure. What else does the Frederick Lenz’s biography “Blue Sky Buddha” offer?
Review and summary of historian Andrew Needham's book, "Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest"
Review and summary of historian Sheila Fitzpatrick's work, "Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times"
Michael Pollan’s Botany of Desire, A book claiming to be a plant’s-eye view of the world, covers four major, overarching human desires. In Pollan’s chapter focused on intoxication, he describes the ways in which marijuana has evolved to become much more intoxicating than could ever have been possible without humanity. I have had no personal experience with marijuana or any other consciousness-altering drugs and, thus, will be viewing Pollan’s conclusions from the standpoint of one who does not p
I recommend 10 memoirs written by famous people, mainly comedians, that I have read over the last year.
The positive attitude and emotional awareness of the Japanese seem even more conducive to their health and longevity than their healthy diets, life outdoors and green tea.
Michael starts off the prologue in his book by explaining his purpose in writing it. It was definitely not meant to be another slant on Leigh Anne Tuohy’s book In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving or Michael Lewis’ book...
What is shadow work, a term popularized by Craig Lambert's book? What are the pros and cons of this labor relations book?
de Botton's The Consolations speaks to the reader as if in a warm conversation with a slightly extroverted old man who one would mistake for a beggar rather than a philosopher.
Chaplain William H. Schnackenberg IV debuts his first book as an autobiography centered around existential decay and redemption.
Need inspiration to get going no matter what? These 5 books can help you achieve that! Must read Inspirational books that can make a huge impact on your lives.
This article looks at books that have been written by prisoners who are either still incarcerated or have been previously. The ones in this list are my favorites
My analysis and critique of Simone Weil's understanding of affliction as a necessary component of Divine Love.
An in-depth study on the life of Vaslav Fomitch Nijinsky, primarily based on his wife Romola's biography. Article author draws parallels to her own life experience.
Review and summary of Daniel Harrington's book, "Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Early Cold War"
Well here's another analysis for you. Apologies for not writing any new content, I'm going through midterms. So, once spring break starts, I'll be able to write something new for you guys! Anyway, here's a look into the fascinating writings of...
An analysis of various characters from Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer with an emphasis on Andy Harris. Analysis of Responsibility in Into Thin Air with video and maps of Mt. Everest.
Fall prevention starts with education. Educating oneself and any loved ones who you feel may be at risk of falling, especially in their own homes. Here are some good starting points.
Some books are written to change people's lives. I have read at least five books that changed my life. Hopefully, this article will encourage you to let these books change your life also.
Review and summary of Francis Gavin's book, "Nuclear Statecraft: History and Strategy in America's Atomic Age"
Foth portrays a world in which people have friends but not conversation; share information but not themselves; compete for attention with phone calls and texts. Time for real human relationships.
This is an essay I wrote for my Development of Europe course I took last year. It is an interpretation of Heda Kovaly's "Under a Cruel Star." An autobiography of one woman's ordeal Nazi Czechoslovakia.
What if you could obtain the essence of one book per day? That is what "PhilosophersNotes" claims to help you do. But do they really do that?
Was the star of Bethlehem a historical event or mythology? What kind of celestial object could it have been? Author Dag Khilman finds the answer in Babylonian astrology.
Paramahansa Yogananda's "Autobiography of a Yogi" has become a spiritual classic, studied in universities as well as by spiritual seekers worldwide.
Here are three of the best books to help you improve your writing skills, plus one of the most inspirational books ever written.
"Free Prize Inside" is a marketing book by Godin that is surprisingly useful in many more business applications.
“The Thank You Economy” is a book by Gary Vaynerchuk. What are the pros and cons of this marketing book?
Review and summary of David Bell's book, "The First Total War: Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It."
Review and summary of historian William Cronon's book, "Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West."
In this excerpt from This Sex, Irigaray draws on the work of Karl Marx and anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss to explain the commodification of women in “our” society. Irigaray begins with the statement that “The society we know, our own...
“Stretch” by Willyerd and Mistick is a 2016 career guide. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this self-help book? How does it differ from many other career books on the market?
Review and summary of Ellen Fitzpatrick's book, "History's Memory: Writing America's Past, 1880-1980"
A review of Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn's "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide".
A look at Roger Owen's 'The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life' (Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2012. Print) and the methods with which modern Middle Eastern monarchies were built and maintained.
Review and Summary of Paul Cohen's book, "History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth."
Review and summary of Frederick Hoxie's book, "This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made"
Review and summary of Stephen Rabe's book, "The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America"
Learn Joanna Gaines' secrets to overcoming hard life lessons in this encouraging story about Magnolia, filled with the wisdom and humor of Chip and Joanna Gaines.
An Analysis and Summary of Leslie Marmon Silko's Essay, Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit, an essay on the origin of her native people and the reverence they had for their surroundings.
People are leaving the Christian Church at an alarming rate. Detective J. Warner Wallace says that the reason is the Church's failure to answer important questions. His book tells the answers to give.
Review and summary of Mark Wilson's book, "Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II"
Every now and then I find a book that moves me and this story set in the First Anglo-Boer War did just that.
A list of very short essays, articles, and non-fiction opinion pieces for students or any reader with a few minutes to fill.
Review and summary of Thomas Dublin and Walter Licht's book, "The Face of Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region in the Twentieth Century"
Review and summary of Susan Pedersen's book, "The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire."
The brides and grooms of these books failed to understand "until death we do part" isn't a licence to kill your spouse when your done with married life.
Review and summary of David Gibson's book, "Talk at the Brink: Deliberation and Decision During the Cuban Missile Crisis"
Review and summary of historian Geoffrey Field's book, "Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945"
In the preface to Justice Clarence Thomas' memoir, My Grandfather's Son, the justice describes the book, "It is the story of an ordinary man to whom extraordinary things happened."
A look at Ron Robin's 'The Making of the Cold War Enemy: Culture and Politics in the Military-Intellectual Complex' (Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2001.) and its study of US behavorial science history.
In Plato's Republic, Socrates provides a purpose for humanity, and reveals how the highest good is analogous to a perfect society.
"Extreme Ownership" by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is intended to share leadership lessons from the U.S. Navy Seals to the general public. What are the pros and cons of this book?
Review and summary of Daniel Rodgers book, "Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age"
Study of Alice Rains Trulock’s "In the Hands of Providence: Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War"
ADHD is not a behavior problem, but a neurological condition caused by deficiencies and excesses which result in a brain imbalance. Greenblatt's Plan adds to deficiencies and subtracts from excesses.
Review and summary of historian Michael Gordin's book, "Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly"
Country Lovers (1975) is a story of forbidden love between a black woman—Thebedi and Paulus, the son of her white masters. It was a story of a love that bore out of childhood romance that blossomed to adulthood until the harmless flirtation lead to sexual curiosity.This essay uses a historical approach in criticizing and analyzing the theme of the story.
"Alamein to Zem Zem" is a first person account of the British 8th Army push across North Africa in WWII written by Keith Douglas. This article is a review and summary of a classic war memoir.
Review and summary of historian Nancy MacLean's book, "Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace"
Review and summary of historian Marc Raeff's book, "Understanding Imperial Russia: State and Society in the Old Regime."
Are you ready to step up your game, but feel like you've been spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere? These five books are must reads! Delve in and don't be surprised when results show up fast!
Review and summary of Orlando Figes' book, "A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution."
Review and summary of historian Charles Breunig's book, "The Age of Revolution and Reaction, 1789-1850."
Power is essential in almost every aspect of life! Whether you are trying to gain power, keep power, or protect yourself from those IN power, this book is a MUST READ!!
Future Perfect provides a powerful and innovative view of the world that uses technology to form the basis for a more efficient and more localized political system in the future.
Review and summary of Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon's book, "The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East"
Gilded Interiors Parisian Luxury & The Antique, a book by Helen Jacobsen, looks at French eighteenth-century gilt bronze.
Review and Summary of Anna Clark's book, "The Struggle for the Breeches: Gender and the Making of the British Working Class."
Russia is not a fictional space opera fantasy planet in a galaxy far, far, away, but in Masha Gessen's The Man Without a Face, Vladimir Putin certainly comes across as a dark Sith Lord.
Review and summary of Campbell Craig and Sergey Radchenko's book, "The Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold War"
Thiong’o shows how the colonist in the mid 20th century employed the tools of education and religion in an attempt to control the Kenyan people through the hegemony of the British way of life.
In memory of the ten year anniversary of the passing of the legendary founder of the Mac Meda Destruction Company, Jack Macpherson. Mel Carriere eulogizes America's coolest mailman.
The heartbreaking stories of decades-old homicide and missing persons cases classified as present day cold cases.
This book contains very detailed descriptions of living in St Faith's Home for Girls, Mount Road, Parkstone, Poole 1907-1919. Friends, neighbours, benefactors and hidden family history treasures...
Jon Ronson's book "So You've Been Publicly Shamed" is a deep look into the long term impact for the victims of online shaming and tries to see its impact on broader society.
Susan Cain's book "Quiet" provides an interesting perspective on the unique strengths of introverts and explains why the world needs to embrace both extroverts and introverts.
This list is a collection of five of the best sociological books out there. This list does not include textbooks or readers, but rather, books that one would read outside of the classroom. Scroll down to explore the fascinating world of sociology and culture.
This article discusses and reviews several books on the topic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) - a disorder that does not get nearly enough attention.