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Book Review: Travels In A Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile

Travels In A Thin Country:  A Journey Through Chile, by Sara Wheeler While Sara Wheeler in her book consistently shows herself to be a nontraditional and feminist leftist, the book is nonetheless entertaining because of its wit and verve. This … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Newly Independent States of Eurasia: Handbook of Former Soviet Republics

The Newly Independent States of Eurasia:  Handbook of Former Soviet Republics, by Stephen K. Batalden One cannot really call this book “up-to-date,” since its statistics are all from the 90’s (or the late 1980’s), but it is an interesting read … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered The World

Jane’s Fame:  How Jane Austen Conquered The World, by Claire Harman This book provides a very intriguing account of the popularity of Jane Austen and her works from her lifetime to the present day. A modestly successful novelist in her … Continue reading

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Book Review: Understanding Shakespeare’s England

Understanding Shakespeare’s England, by Jo McMurtry This book is an informative and sometimes dryly humorous guide to the England of the late 1500’s and early 1600’s dealing with a variety of issues: English class structure, the Tudors, the genealogies of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tax-Free Retirement

Tax Free Retirement, by Patrick Kelly This book is, or should be, the model for books of its kind–it is short, filled with practical and useful advice far outside of the realm of retirement planning (including an implicit endorsement of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Novels of Jane Austen: An Interpretation

The Novels of Jane Austen:  An Interpretation, by Darrel Mansell This book seeks to provide a consistent appreciation of Jane Austen’s novels in which the psychological purposes of Austen’s work in managing somewhat arbitrary points and illuminating the need for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Am I The One?: Clues To Finding & Becoming A Person Worth Marrying

Am I The One?: Clues To Finding & Becoming A Person Worth Marrying, by James R.Lucas Part hip how-to-guide to preparing for marriage and part textbook, this slim volume is a useful read for anyone who is either serious about … Continue reading

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