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reviewed 1776. June 09, 2005
1776
I have read, and thoroughly enjoyed, all of Mr. McCullough's previos books, and this latest one is no exception. He takes just one year of the American Revolution, and examines it in detail. It was a …
reviewed 1776. June 01, 2005
1776
Pulitzer prize-winning historian David McCullough, who focused on one man (John Adams) in his last work, now focuses on one year in "1776." In "John Adams," he revealed not only the external situations, …
reviewed Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explo.... May 22, 2005
Freakonomics
This work contains non-conventional answers to important societal  questions. The authors are critical of teachers who teach to the  test and assist students in achieving inflated …
reviewed Piano Girl: Lessons in Life, Music, a.... May 06, 2005
Robin Meloy Goldsby Piano Girl
"Piano Girl" is a seamlessly crafted, incredibly entertaining memoir that tells the story of one woman's journey from The Club Car in Nantucket to the castles of Europe with stops just about everywhere …
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species In 23
British science writer, Matt Ridley tells the story of the human genome by concentrating on one gene per chromosome and taking his readers from the beginning of life on Earth to the possible future of …
reviewed Blink: The Power of Thinking Without .... March 26, 2005
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In "Blink," author Malcolm Gladwell explores "post-modern" decision-making. In modernism, we decided based upon logic: the analysis of factual data, as much of it as we could gather. In post-modernism, …
reviewed Blink: The Power of Thinking Without .... February 03, 2005
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At the outset, I feel obliged to point out that I am unqualified to comment on neurological material which Gladwell includes and discusses in this volume. For example, what Patrick Murray refers to in …
reviewed Burma's Modern Tragedy. January 28, 2005
Burma's Modern Tragedy
This book is a great compilation of modern pieces from authors across the Burma field, from academics to activists. Khin Oo's piece on corruption and economics in particular stands out as well researched …
The Project Management Advisor: 18 Major Project
Regardless of whether you're managing your first project, or have the battle scars from many, this excellent book will be an invaluable resource.    For the new PM the 18 "Screw-ups" …
Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs
As a consultant I need to gather and analyze data and transform it into information and findings. This book leads you through the transformation of data - especially if you use Excel or PowerPoint - by …
The Visible Ops Handbook: Starting ITIL in 4
This short book manages to capture the essentials of what it takes to initate ITIL in any organization. The authors do not drift off on tangents or lose sight of the scope of the book - they present a …
reviewed Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Toler.... January 10, 2005
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach
Truss's book is sometimes clever and sometimes tries too hard to be clever. The author does give generally sensible advice about punctuation, although I'm not planning to increase my use of colons and …
The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your
The Frugal Book Promoter: How to do What Your Publisher Won't is a comprehensive guide to marketing for writers. This book contains helpful lists such as One Dozen Publicity No-Nos and the 19 Commandments …
Questing Marilyn: In Search of My Holy
Questing Marilyn is a multidimensional book about the author's travel experience to Britain and Ireland. The book begins as the stressed out author realizes that despite her overachiever attempts to have …
reviewed Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wrec.... September 26, 2004
Liar's Poker
This was a very good read. It kept me entertained the whole time. I came away from it with a better understanding of the bond market and many of the Wall Street firms.     I read the …
reviewed The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do W.... September 15, 2004
The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your
I love authors who practice what they preach. Author and former publicist Carolyn Howard-Johnson has been one of my role models when it comes to book promotion, so I was elated to find that she now has …
reviewed Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of .... September 03, 2004
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human
Author Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs, and Steel" lays a foundation for the understanding of >13,000 years of human history throughout the world.    Diamond claims that the thought of …
reviewed On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. August 29, 2004
On Writing by Stephen King
Not being a reader of horror, I had never read a Stephen King book before this one. However, I have really come to look forward to his brutally honest and often hilarious monthly column in Entertainment …
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff--and it's all small
This small book was a number one bestseller for it seems like forever in the late `90s. It is a collection of small bits of advice on how to stay stress free and not to "sweat the small stuff." It's nicely …
reviewed Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Toler.... July 02, 2004
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach
Just the other day I finished Eats, Shoots & Leaves - The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss. You can draw one of two conclusions from this. Either I'm getting really serious about …
reviewed Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Toler.... June 30, 2004
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach
EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES is a little breath of fresh air and while it does not seem a book that merits all the hype it is receiving, it is most certainly an entertaining read and an embarrassing reminder …
Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon
When I visited the Grand Canyon in 2001 I picked up a copy of this book - Over the Edge. It languished on my to read list until now. Overall it's a fascinating book, if a bit tedious at times. I suspect …
reviewed Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Toler.... May 19, 2004
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach
I'm a stickler for grammar and enjoy finding grammatical errors, typos, and other funny goofs with the English language. The book hasn't been in America very long and already it has reached the coveted …
reviewed Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Toler.... April 13, 2004
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach
It is a good thing that a book on punctuation is a best-seller; it's just a pity it's this one.     All the good work Lynne Truss does in conveying her message (viz., punctuation matters) …
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who
The work describes historical attempts to determine the exact  position of objects at sea. The author describes the solar and  lunar eclipse. Werner used the moon as a location finder.  Gali …
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