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Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: The Life and Politics of an
When 8-year-old Ruari O Bradaigh was getting ready for school, February 7, 1940, his father pulled out his pocket watch. He commanded Rory and his sister, when the big hand hit nine: `Kneel down and say …
reviewed Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in.... November 27, 2005
Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California
Each year there are increasing numbers of fine 'catalogues', beautifully designed and illustrated and written to accompany museum and gallery exhibitions. That major book publishing companies are paying …
reviewed Sex, Politics & Cocktails (2002). October 30, 2005
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Sex, Politics & Cocktails (2002)
SEX, POLITICS & COCKTAILS is another version of the 30s-something relationship avoiders trying to master the art of partner browsing, 'looking for love in all the wrong places'. This little shoestring …
reviewed Durable Disorder: Understanding the P.... September 15, 2005
Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of
Durable Disorder is an outstanding collection of essays on the politics of Northeast India. Much like Baruah's monograph on the political troubles in Assam, this work discusses the origins of ethnic conflicts …
The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and
George Weigel's book is a trip through the philosophical underpingings of Christian Europe and the European's left attempt to deny, bury and ignore it.    It is a deep book full of …
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on
This book by Richard Clarke offers insight into America's involvement with terrorists and terrorist groups as witnessed by a person who saw it firsthand over the last two decades. The book begins with …
Conclave: The Politics, Personalities, and Process
As a general overview, I heartily endorse the review posted below by Nathaniel Avignon. However, now that the event for which this book was prepared is upon us, I would add a few points.    Allen's …
Blood: Art, Power, Politics, and Pathology
This book accompanied an exhibition at the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst und Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt am Main in 2002: reading this enthralling book makes one wish that the exhibition had traveled!   &nb …
reviewed American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortun.... January 21, 2005
American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the
Approximately fifty pages into this book, I stopped reading the text and read the author information from the covers. I was very surprised to learn that he is a former Republican strategist. His book, …
reviewed The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Po.... December 18, 2004
The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics
Perhaps this book's overwhelming for a newcomer. But, if you have a basic knowledge of Peru already, this over 500-page collection of stories, chapters from academic books, poems, folktales, political …
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on
Pros: Written from the basis of verifiable facts, not supposition, or opinion.     Cons: None     The Bottom Line: By writing Against All Enemies; Inside America’s …
reviewed On Politics and the Art of Acting. August 10, 2004
On Politics and the Art of Acting
Arthur Miller is a brilliant playwright who helped changed the landscape of American theatre. Therefore, he does know a lot about acting. At the same time, I know from personal experience that Miller …
reviewed Against All Enemies: Inside America's.... August 07, 2004
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on
Clarke served as a senior official in the Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, and Bush 43 administrations, specializing in terrorism. In Against All Enemies, he examines the policies and initiatives of each in …
Lord Acton: A Study in Conscience and Politics
Lord Acton, (1834-1902), was among the most illustrious historians of nineteenth century England. "He knew everyone worth knowing and read everything worth reading". He had a deep devotion to individual …
reviewed Soviet Politics 1917-1991. December 19, 2003
Soviet Politics 1917-1991
Given that at least three revolutions have taken place in the Soviet Union during the time frame of this book, 123 pages does not seem enough to adequately cover them. The first was of course in 1917, …
reviewed Conclave: The Politics, Personalities.... November 18, 2002
Conclave: The Politics, Personalities, and Process
I can't imagine it will be long before the next conclave is called into session, and this book is a handy guide to what we can expect. It also answers the interesting question of what the Pope does with …
reviewed Conclave: The Politics, Personalities.... June 19, 2002
Conclave: The Politics, Personalities, and Process
. . .but marred in places by the author's political viewpoint."Conclave" is a well-written and informative book about exactly "how" the Catholic Church will go about selecting the new Pope upon the passing …
reviewed Destroying Democracy: How Government .... February 28, 2002
Destroying Democracy: How Government Funds
Thomas Jefferson once said something to the effect that the end of American democracy will come when people figure out they can use the system to vote themselves money out of other people's pockets. Today, …
. . .by the late Allen Drury, this "novel of space and politics" is also a social commentary on the decay of society during the 1960's. In addition, Drury's understanding of communism (and communism's …
American Politics in the Early Republic: The New
Sharp offers several themes and interpretations in his analysis of politics in the decade following the adoption of the constitution. Sharp rightly argues that the antagonisms and political schisms of …
reviewed All Politics Is Local: And Other Rule.... June 18, 2001
All Politics Is Local: And Other Rules of the Game
One of the biggest regrets of my life was not taking a day off from work when Tip was signing copies of this book. He died two weeks later. If you love a good story, a tall tale and a bit of blarney this …
reviewed The Politics of Prayer: Feminist Lang.... April 12, 2000
Helen Hitchcock has gathered a very diverse and stimulating series of essays and reprints dealing with the issue of use of "inclusive" language in liturgy and Biblical translations. Some of the essays …
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