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Book Review: Literary Landscapes

Literary Landscapes:  Charting The Worlds Of Classic Literature, edited by John Sutherland This is a book that really hits home the fact that a lot of people write books that are full of ulterior meanings and ideological axes to grind.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Writer’s Map

The Writer’s Map:  An Atlas Of Imaginary Lands, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones Cartography is a somewhat underappreciated aspect of fantasy literature, and this book does a good job at putting fantasy literature with a sense of place that helps both … Continue reading

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On The Acquisition Of Local Knowledge

How is it that someone becomes a master of one’s local terrain?  We live in a world where it is easy to travel around the world by plane or by boat, and there are a great many places where one … Continue reading

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Exploring Vallejo

If Vallejo could be best compared to any of the songs on Train’s California 37 album, it would probably be “50 Ways To Say Goodbye,” because the mariachi-themed brass part of the song would work well with the general population … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pacific

Pacific:  Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers, by Simon Winchester This book really bothered me.  It is not a worthless piece of junk, but it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Men Who United The States

The Men Who United The States:  America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, And Mavericks, And The Creation Of One Nation, Indivisible, by Simon Winchester This book is odd for a variety of reasons.  For one, it is written by a naturalized Brit … Continue reading

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Product Review: Illustrated Wall Maps Of The Bible

Illustrated Wall Maps Of The Bible (with Atlas Of The Bible:  Index And Chronological Table), by Carta Jerusalem staff [Note:  This product was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Over the past … Continue reading

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Book Review: Understanding The Ecology Of The Bible: An Introductory Atlas

Understanding The Ecology Of The Bible:  An Introductory Atlas, by Paul H. Wright [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this book, I had a guarded sense … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tail Wags The Dog

The Tail Wags The Dog:  International Politics And The Middle East, by Efraim Karsh Not everyone is going to like this book, but I loved this book.  The author, himself a scholar of international relations with an Israeli background and … Continue reading

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The Trace Of Our Tears

There are some things that are a mystery when you are on the ground but which can become far more visible when looked at from a great distance.  For example, when one looks from the sky or from space, it … Continue reading

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