Review and summary of historian Keith Lowe's book, "Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II"
Review and summary of Margaret MacMillan's book, "Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World."
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.
In Plato's Republic, Socrates provides a purpose for humanity, and reveals how the highest good is analogous to a perfect society.
Review and summary of Ellen Fitzpatrick's book, "History's Memory: Writing America's Past, 1880-1980"
Every now and then I find a book that moves me and this story set in the First Anglo-Boer War did just that.
Review and summary of Frederick Hoxie's book, "This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made"
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.
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
Review and summary of Salim Yaqub's book, "Containing Arab Nationalism: The Eisenhower Doctrine and the Middle East"
Review and summary of historian Hajimu Masuda's book, "Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World"
Missionary parents search for their daughter who goes missing while in Mexico
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.
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 Thomas Dublin and Walter Licht's book, "The Face of Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region in the Twentieth Century"
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.
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
Got Kindle Unlimited? Check out these great true crime books but be sure to keep the Kleenex handy.
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.
Review and summary of Daniel Harrington's book, "Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Early Cold War"
Review and summary of historian Geoffrey Field's book, "Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945"
Fifty books about crimes so devastating you'll never forget them.
Review and summary of Daniel Rodgers book, "Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age"
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.
A list of very short essays, articles, and non-fiction opinion pieces for students or any reader with a few minutes to fill.
Study of Peter S. Carmichael’s The Last Generation: Young Virginians in Peace, War, and Reunion
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.
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?
Review and summary of historian Andrew Needham's book, "Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest"
Review and summary of David Gibson's book, "Talk at the Brink: Deliberation and Decision During the Cuban Missile Crisis"
Summary and review of Timothy Snyder's book, "The Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin"
A look at Antarctica as presented in Sara Wheeler's travel memoir, Terra Incognita.
Review and summary of historian John Archibald Getty's book, "Origins of the Great Purges: The Soviet Communist Party Reconsidered, 1933-1938"
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
Review and summary of historian Orlando Figes' book, "The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia"
Review and summary of historian Marc Raeff's book, "Understanding Imperial Russia: State and Society in the Old Regime."
Review and Summary of Paul Cohen's book, "History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth."
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.
Review and summary of Orlando Figes' book, "A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution."
An overview Of Napoleon Hill's The Law of Success, outlining each of the 16 original lessons.
Review and summary of historian James Mark's book, "The Unfinished Revolution: Making Sense of the Communist Past in Central-Eastern Europe."
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.
Five intriguing stories of tragic events told by those who survived.
Ben Franklin wrote endlessly sharing his life experiences to provide advice and inspiration. These are his five best books that I’ve read.
An insight into the atrocities committed at Auschwitz from an eyewitness's perspective.
Review and Summary of Anna Clark's book, "The Struggle for the Breeches: Gender and the Making of the British Working Class."
Review and summary of Susan Pedersen's book, "The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire."
Study of Alice Rains Trulock’s "In the Hands of Providence: Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War"
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.
Paramahansa Yogananda's "Autobiography of a Yogi" has become a spiritual classic, studied in universities as well as by spiritual seekers worldwide.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 Campbell Craig and Sergey Radchenko's book, "The Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold War"
Review and summary of historian Nancy MacLean's book, "Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace"
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...
Review and summary of Nicholas Stargardt's book, "The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-1945"
Books By Pewdiepie, Shane Dawson, Trisha Paytas, Miranda Sings, and Texan In Tokyo.
Richard Rodriguez shares his educational experience in the book Hunger of Memory. He shares his personal struggles and successes.
Review and summary of Stephen Rabe's book, "The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America"
“If, then, you sometimes fall, do not lose heart, or cease striving to make progress, for even out of your fall God will bring good, just as a man selling an antidote will drink poison before he takes it in order to prove its power.” ~ St....
Review and summary of Kelly Hernandez's book, "Migra!: A History of the U.S. Border Patrol"
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.
Review and summary of Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon's book, "The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East"
Review and summary of Christopher Clark's book, "The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914."
Gilded Interiors Parisian Luxury & The Antique, a book by Helen Jacobsen, looks at French eighteenth-century gilt bronze.
Review and summary of historian Charles Breunig's book, "The Age of Revolution and Reaction, 1789-1850."
Review and summary of historian William Cronon's book, "Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West."
The heartbreaking stories of decades-old homicide and missing persons cases classified as present day cold cases.
Review and summary of Francis Gavin's book, "Nuclear Statecraft: History and Strategy in America's Atomic Age"
Review and summary of Mark Wilson's book, "Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II"
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.
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 Michael Gordin's book, "Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly"
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 David Bell's book, "The First Total War: Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It."
Review and summary of Thomas Andrews' book, "Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War"
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.
Review and summary of historian Sheila Fitzpatrick's work, "Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times"
Review and summary of historian Wendy Goldman's work, "Inventing the Enemy: Denunciation and Terror in Stalin's Russia"