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Book Review: Bassanio, Or, The English Haiku

Bassanio, Or, The English Haiku, by H. J. Isaacson It is hard to know what to say about this book.  For one, perhaps the most notable aspect of the book is the way it is an immensely short book that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Railway Man

The Railway Man:  A POW’s Searing Account Of War, Brutality And Forgiveness, by Eric Lomax Although I did not consciously intend it to happen, this book makes for an interesting selection to read in light of the book I had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Last Man Out

Last Man Out:  Surviving The Burma-Thailand Death Railway:  A Memoir, by H. Robert Charles It is no exaggeration to say that the Japanese have not done a very good job at coming to terms with the horrors they inflicted on … Continue reading

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Book Review:The Essential Haiku

The Essential Haiku:  Versions Of Bashð, Buson, & Issa, edited by Robert Haas It takes a significant amount of cheek to create a book like this one, on several levels simultaneously.  For one, it takes a considerable amount of pride … Continue reading

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Book Review: Haiku: An Anthology Of Japanese Poems

Haiku:  An Anthology Of Japanese Poems, by Stephen Addiss, Fumiko Yamamoto, and Akira Yamamoto When reading a book from this publisher, as I have done on several occasions, I have often pondered what the purpose of this particular book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Haiku (Poetry Basics)

Haiku (Poetry Basics), by Valerie Bodden This book does not exaggerate when it calls itself a basic poetry book.  This book is the very embodiment of basic, and can be read profitably by even an elementary school reader who has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jujitsu

Jujitsu:  Basic Techniques Of The Gentle Art, by George Kirby It is somewhat paradoxical, a quality that comes up often when looking at Japanese martial arts, that this discussion of a supposed “gentle art” has a cover where someone is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shambhala Guide To Aikido

The Shambhala Guide To Aikido, by John Stevens Martial arts are quite interesting in the way that they focus on different elements of conduct and behavior, and this particular book does a good job at pointing out how Japanese martial … Continue reading

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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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