Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: The Broken Road

The Broken Road:  From The Iron Gates To Mount Athos, by Patrick Leigh Fermor This book is a very strange one, although it must be admitted that there are a great many books that I have read about the attempts … Continue reading

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Book Review: Byzantium

Byzantium:  The Surprising Life Of A Medieval Empire, by Judith Herrin Undoubtedly, there are some areas where this book definitely shows a skew towards aspects of social history and contemporary morality that I would prefer was not the case, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bongo Fury Novella Collection

Bongo Fury Novella Collection, by Simon Maltman [This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who has read quite a lot from the author [1], including the first two … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Scarlatti Inheritance

The Scarlatti Inheritance, by Robert Ludlum In general, if you have read Ludlum’s books, most notably the Bourne series, but certainly others as well [1], then it is not hard to understand the compelling nature of the author’s historical thrillers, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Russian (Rob Tacoma #1)

The Russian (Rob Tacoma #1), by Ben Coes [Note:  This book was received free of charge by St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Having previously reviewed a work by the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Putin’s Kleptocracy

Putin’s Kleptocracy:  Who Owns Russia?, by Karen Dawisha The short answer to the titular question of this book’s subtitle is that Putin and his KGB and Petersburg cronies own much of Russia and have converted Russia into a kleptocratic state … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thieves Of State

Thieves Of State:  Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, by Sarah Chayes In a more perfect world, it would not be necessary to justify anti-corruption efforts based on their threats to security.  One would simply be able to point out that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Wrong

Dead Wrong:  Straight Facts On The Country’s Most Controversial Coverups, by Richard Belzer and David Wayne For someone who is not really a big fan of conspiracy theories I read about them a lot, for one reason or another.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Most Important Stories Of The Bible

The Most Important Stories Of The Bible, by Christopher D. Hudson and Stan Campbell [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Any time a book of less than … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jesus Who Surprises

The Jesus Who Surprises:  Opening Our Eyes To His Presence In All Of Life And Scripture, by Dee Brestin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is a … Continue reading

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