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Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain by Joseph F. O'Callaghan
" I'm dumbfounded that I never considered the reconquista as part of the Crusades, so your review educated me. "
Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain by Joseph F. O'Callaghan
""Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain" by Joseph F. O'Callaghan is a study of the Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula in light of the Crusades to Palestine. The "Reconquest" ("Reconquista" in Spanish) is a term used to describe the recovery of..." Read more of this review »
Beaver vs. Beaver, a legal comedy by Portia Porter
"It's a humorous memoir of a divorce lawyer, striking out on her own for the first time, and landing her very first client - a multi-millionaire, no less. I don't know what I expected, although it was probably something along the lines of Ally McBe..." Read more of this review »
This Time We Went Too Far by Norman G. Finkelstein
" That sounds like Finkelstein. He's hard to dispute because he comes to the table with solid material, saying not a word that he can't back up. That's ...more "
This Time We Went Too Far by Norman G. Finkelstein
"The purpose of this book is to provide an account of the 2009 war. Finkelstein does it by, crucially, offering up the context of the war too. Briefly, you'll learn:
1. Why Israel carried out the war
2. Why Israel is not interested in peace and how..." Read more of this review »
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Kant by Roger Scruton
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Philosophers are known to be difficult to read and Kant meets that description. While scholars may take on the task, for those of us with too little time, having someone familiar with the material write an explanation in plain English is invaluable. ...more
The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant
" I'm curious about audiobooks. Do you find you retain more or less with an audiobook and is it quicker to get through listening than reading?

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There's Been a Change of Plans by Amy Koko
"I have received a copy of this book from the author as part of Comedy Book Week online humor book festival.

The author pretty much had me at the opening scene, in which she is admiring her brand-spanking-new washer and dryer and expecting an announ..." Read more of this review »
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Debt by David Graeber
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At a time when our financial system is up against a wall, this book is right on schedule for those many who are wondering if there may be a limit to capitalism.

Graeber, an anthropologist not an economist, has written a book filled with insight. While
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
" I've never listened to an audio book - is it word-for-word identical to the text? "
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