Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: The Everything Indian Cookbook

The Everything Indian Cookbook, by Monica Bhide I have to admit that this was a very appealing book to read. While I was unfamiliar with Indian cuisine until I was about a teenager or so, it has since then remained … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Everything Thai Cookbook

The Everything Thai Cookbook, by Jennifer Malott Kotylo As someone who enjoys eating Thai food a great deal–spurred on by the time I spent in the country, where I found a couple of Northern Thai dishes I particularly appreciated–this is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ultimate Student Cookbook

The Ultimate Student Cookbook: From Chicken To Chili, by Tiffany Goodall Reading a book like this is more than a little bit disappointing. This book is aimed at a college audience, but the author herself is someone who writes this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fifty Shades Of Chicken

Fifty Shades Of Chicken: A Parody In A Cookbook, by FL Fowler This book is, unfortunately, unclean in a variety of ways. Now, there are certainly ways this could have been a compelling cookbook. The book is designed to fulfill … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Scripture Index To Rabbinic Literature

A Scripture Index To Rabbinic Literature, by Caleb T. Friedeman [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is a most useful book … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Matters In Jane Austen?

What Matters In Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved, by John Mullen One of the aspects of Jane Austen as a reader is that you feel smarter as a result of reading what Jane Austen has written. Not only are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lover’s Vows

Lover’s Vows, by August von Kotzebue, translated by Elizabeth Archibald This play is, on its own, a rather obscure example of German romantic and melodramatic playwriting, but it is well known to English audiences mainly because of its inclusion in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hispanic Presence In North America

The Hispanic Presence In North America From 1492 To Today, by Carlos M. Fernandez-Shaw If I am part of an ethnic group that wanted to promote itself, it would be hard to appreciate a book like this more. That is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Puerto Rico And Other Outlying Areas

Puerto Rico And Other Outlying Aras, by Michael Burgan This book is an interesting one in that it mostly focuses on Puerto Rico, even though a strong case can be made that the outlying areas of the United States deserve … Continue reading

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Book Review: Guam 1941 & 1944

Guam 1941 & 1944: Loss And Reconquest, by Gordon L Rottman One would not normally think of Guam as one of the most obvious military strongpoints of the world, but it has indeed proven to be so in the 20th … Continue reading

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