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Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
And he said we must judge not, lest we ourselves bejudged. I had just enough tact to let that pass, but I was quite aware that our whole system was on ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 24, 2011
Conspiracy of Brothers
While this book is a bit-dated, it nevertheless gives a fascinating insight into the world of motorcycle gangs and the criminal justice system in the ...more
Jan 04, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
Secret Faith in the Public Square: An Argument for the Concealment of Christian Identity
The central thesis of this book is, as the title suggests, an argument for Christians in the contemporary context to conceal their religious identity. ...more
Oct 18, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
The Empire of Russia
This is a relatively lengthy and interesting history of Russia, written from the late 19th century perspective. It is rich with author's commentary an ...more
Jun 06, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
On The Babylonian Captivity of the Church
This is the second edition of this book that I've read and I find that it is an interesting read both theologically and historically. Luther's perspec ...more
May 17, 2013
May 02, 2013
Jude the Obscure
Hardy is masterful at creating a tone for his readers. In Jude the Obscure , from the very opening passages, one has a sense of gloom and fatedness t ...more
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
The Enchanted Typewriter
Like other reviewers, I tend to agree that this book ended abruptly and was scattered but nevertheless I found it clever and fun way to poke fun at su ...more
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
Among Others
Walton ended up taking both the Hugo and Nebula Award for this diary styled piece, recounting a young woman's experiences building her life in the wak ...more
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
Report of the Study Group on Murders and Assaults in the Ontario Region
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, inmate violence was peeking in Canadian federal penitentiaries and had manifested in murders, hostage takings and r ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
Grendon Tales: Stories from a Therapeutic Community
Grendon Tales in an interesting collection of outtakes and summaries from interviews that the author had with the inmates/patients and staff at Her Ma ...more
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
The Best Laid Plans
This winner of the Stephen Leacock Award and the Canada reads competition is without question a quintessentially Canadian pleasure. For those familiar ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
The Devil's Cinema: The Untold Story Behind Mark Twitchell's Kill Room
Steve Lillebuen recently took home the 2013 Arthur Ellis Crime Non-Fiction Award for this book, documenting his research and coverage in the fascinati ...more
Jun 11, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
The Tunnel Under the World
This story must have inspired the genre of perpetual same day experiences that have since become a relatively common plot scheme in Hollywood. Pohl's ...more
May 29, 2013
May 29, 2013
The High Road
After just recently finishing Fallis first award winning novel The Best Laid Plans , I was excited about the prospect of immediately getting to read ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
Redrum The Innocent: From Wrongful Conviction to Stunning Exoneration
Unlike other readers, I found this Arthur Ellis Award winning true crime tale a tiresome read which adds many tangents to an already complex tale. Mak ...more
Jan 13, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
Pulpit and Politics: Competing Religious Ideologies in Canadian Public Life
Gruending's Pulpit and Politics is likely an important book from a historical point of view, in asmuch as it provides a unique perspective on the di ...more
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos and Don'ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures
Having looked for some time for a reasonably comprehensive, yet accessible resource for helping to guide the formulation of data visualization, Wong d ...more
Aug 09, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
That Sweet Little Old Lady
This short read is a fun piece of science fiction that features claims of immortality, mind-reading, spies and insanity. It is light and clever. Many ...more
May 29, 2013
May 29, 2013
A Curious Dream
I truly enjoyed this Twain book as it documents a fictional dream sequence in which Twain encounters the disgruntled inhabitants of the local graveyar ...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future
A very insightful book with great information about the impact of migration around the world. The book is broadly separated into three major sections: ...more
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
The Lottery Ticket
This is another wonderful tale from Chekhov, whose insight into human character is amazing. He dissects the mental process of anticipating to win a co ...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future
Tackling the three-headed creature that is North America, Pastor looks at historic and current continental issues with a view to analyzing the changin ...more
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
Gods Behaving Badly: Media, Religion, and Celebrity Culture
Baseball, Coca-Cola and rock and roll are not religions, yet they seem to take on the appearance of religion and as such develop strange forms that in ...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
A great, short history of the life and legends of Romulus and the foundation of Rome and the Roman empire. There is political intrigue, social foundat ...more
Mar 06, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
After the Crime: The Power of Restorative Justice Dialogues Between Victims and Violent Offenders
Miller's book is an excellent resource for those working in post-sentence resorative justice contexts. More specificially, she describes the work bein ...more
Oct 17, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Stung: The Incredible Obsession Of Brian Molony
Gary Ross' expose of the massive fraud committed by associated bank manager Brian Molony is like watching a train wreck unfolding in slow motion. Molo ...more
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 30, 2011
Changing Nature of Riots in Kingston Penitentiary: 1845 to 1980
Lipinsky offers a comprehensive review of "riots" that occurred during the 145 year history of Canada's oldest penitentiary. The author looks at ten f ...more
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
High: Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler
Brian O'Dea is larger than life character whose tales of growing into and out of the drug trade are a reflection of his generation and his times. Invo ...more
Jan 21, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
Curious Myths of the Middle Ages: The Sangreal, Pope Joan, The Wandering Jew, and Others
Baring-Gould collects in one place many of the myths of Medieval England, which are likely uncommon to many contemporary readers, although some remain ...more
Jul 02, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness
Ghaemi's provocative argument rests in his conclusions that many of history's great leaders have evidence of mental disorders - most notably evidence ...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
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