Tag Archives: Japan

Book Review: Super Mario

Super Mario:  How Nintendo Conquered America, by Jeff Ryan Growing up, I was a passionate player of video games and had a Nintendo, then a Super Nintendo, Game Boy, as well as N64, at which point I stopped playing video … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Way Of The Warrior

The Way Of The Warrior:  An Ancient Path To Inner Peace, by Erwin Raphael McManus [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Waterbrook/Multnomah.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Being a bit unfamiliar with the author and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ripples Of Battle

Ripples Of Battle:  How Wars Of The Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think, by Victor Davis Hanson This book has a deeply poignant feel to it that makes it a very worthwhile book … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Buddhism: Part 2

Great Courses:  Buddhism:  Part 2, taught by Professor Malcolm David Eckel I must admit that going into this particular course I did not know a lot about the specific subject matter of the aspects of Buddhism that the professor was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Manga Art

Manga Art:  Illustration And Techniques From An Expert Illustrator, by Mark Crilley [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Watson-Guptill Publications.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Despite my own rather critical comments about my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Japanese Death Poems

Japanese Death Poems, compiled and with an introduction by Yoel Hoffman From childhood I have written and enjoyed reading sort Japanese poems like the haiku and tanka, of which this collection is chiefly composed.  In contrast to many Western poems, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plene Idiota Vortaro

Plene Idiota Vortaro Kun Suplemento, by K. Paringhien The odds are good that this review will contain more text in it than the book itself.  When I find particularly odd books like this one, I find it worthwhile to report … Continue reading

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Võidupüha

The world may little note or remember that on June 23, 1919, Estonian troops and their Latvian allies defeated the Baltische Landeswehr of the Germans who sought to preserve their power over the peasants of the Baltic States in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rape Of Nanking

The Rape Of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II, by Iris Chang It is immensely shocking that this book, which was published in 1997, and which I acquired as part of the books on discount at a Portland-area … Continue reading

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Book Review: Final Fantasy And Philosophy: The Ultimate Walkthrough

As a fond reader of books relating to philosophy and video games [1], and a fan of the Final Fantasy series of roleplaying games by SquareEnix, I thought this would be a lighthearted and enjoyable read, that even if it … Continue reading

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