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This book had a lot of interesting information about the psychological differences between boys and girls and it presented some of the unique challenges of raising boys these days. Obviously it was written from a Christian perspective (since James Dobson is the author) so while I appreciated that, many readers probably would not. Find in […]
God’s Hotel A Doctor, A Hospital, and A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet Published in 2012 Sweet’s time at Laguana Honda Hospital – an almshouse hospital in San Francisco, (pg 7 an Hotel a kind of hospital from the Middle Ages that evolved as a way of taking care of those […]
Agatha Christie, An Autobiography (2011 updated version –includes CD with Christie dictating script and Forward by grandson, Mathew Prichard)Review: Very interesting book. Scholarly 1st person. Great for students of Chistie or dectective stories. Quotes/interesting points: Pg 45 –referring to Nursie comments that Agatha could never be a Lady because she hadn’t been born to aristocracy: […]
A twelve page bibliography and index completes the book. But I would have much preferred better illustration. The gardens are described as spectacular, but line drawings of some of the mazes and tools don’t translate the sense of expense Robert Dudley and William Cecil expent to captivate Elizabeth. References to painting of Elizabeth led this […]
The King of Lies is a passable murder mystery, but I found the characters to all be so reprehensible that it was tough to fully get into the book. Find in Catalog
This compilation of primary sources chronicling the experience of 19th-century pioneering and settlement of the western United States is pretty dry reading at times. The contributions by Samuel Clemens are a highlight. Dry as it may be in places, it covers the full pioneering experience and gives the reader a good sense of what pioneers […]
I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved learning more about Pakistan. The book managed to present a case for fighting terrorism by educating the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan without having too much of a liberal agenda. I also really appreciated that Mortenson placed emphasis on not westernizing the students in his schools, but […]
I somehow missed this one in high school government class, and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the allegory and the chilling ending. Find in Catalog