Monthly Archives: September 2019

Book Review: Discrimination And Disparities

Discrimination And Disparities, by Thomas Sowell This was a particularly interesting book to read for several reasons.  For one, this book was by far the last of the books by the author that my library had that I was able … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wealth, Poverty And Politics

Wealth, Poverty And Politics:  An International Perspective, by Thomas Sowell There is a great deal in this book that is familiar if you have read some of the author’s other books.  Like many authors (myself included), Sowell has a consistent … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Man Of Letters

A Man Of Letters, by Thomas Sowell Reading someone’s mail is always a dicey proposition.  Sometimes the letters that we write and receive require a bit of context, and we may read them and interpret them without a great deal … Continue reading

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Accidents Of Survival

When I was an undergraduate in college, I took a course that required me to read a diary written by a Napoleonic soldier who had ended up later in life as a German immigrant to Kansas, where his edited diary … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus, Day By Day

Jesus, Day By Day, by Sharon Kaselonis [This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] My feelings about this book are deeply mixed.  In general, I tend to have mixed thoughts … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus In Me

Jesus In Me:  Experiencing The Holy Spirit As A Constant Companion [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I liked this book both more and less than I thought … Continue reading

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Book Review: Something Needs To Change

Something Needs To Change:  A Call To Make Your Life Count In A World Of Urgent Need, by David Platt [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There is … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Me Angel: A Case Study In Giving The Lie

One of the more fascinating aspects of antebellum Southern culture to me is the widespread phenomenon of “giving the lie.”  This particular expression refers to the exercise of one’s social power so that one affirms what is contrary to objective … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancient Chinese Warfare

Ancient Chinese Warfare, by Ralph D. Sawyer Now, I have been familiar with the author’s work for some time as a translator of ancient Chinese military texts as well as a historian of ancient Chinese military warfare for some time, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chinese Of The Shang, Zhou, And Qin Dynasties

Chinese Of The Shang, Zhou, And Qin Dynasties, by World Book This is the sort of book I would have liked to have read as a kid.  I read a lot of books as a kid, establishing the sort of … Continue reading

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