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Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
4.24
it was amazing
This was without a doubt the best book I've read so far. It drew me in all the way and I was sad to finish it. Despite that, it was also the hardest b ...more
Aug 17, 2008
May 01, 2008
 
Emergency Sex (And Other Desperate Measures): True Stories from a War Zone
4.03
it was amazing
This was a fantastic read! I was hooked to it from the beginning and couldn't put it down. It was absolutley not as racy as the title implied. Followi ...more
Jun 08, 2008
Jun 07, 2008
 
The Duel: Pakistan On The Flight Path Of American Power
3.81
really liked it
An excellent analysis of Pakistan's history and political affairs. The author veers off into Afghanistan for part of the book but I suppose the two ar ...more
Apr 12, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
 
Making Globalization Work: The Next Steps to Global Justice
3.83
really liked it
A fascinating book indeed. Some of the ideas presented are truly revolutionary. I learnt a lot about TRIPS and how damaging it is to innovation in add ...more
Jun 21, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
 
The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
3.82
it was ok
I've made it through part of the book now and I have to say that I'm not too impressed. Perhaps because I had much higher expectations from the title, ...more
Aug 19, 2008
Aug 17, 2008
 
The Armed Humanitarians: The Rise of the Nation Builders
3.80
it was amazing
By far, one of the best books I've read. Hodge provides an excellent overview of US military involvment in Afghanistan and Iraq and takes the reader i ...more
Oct 21, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
Dispatches from the Global Village
3.80
really liked it
This book makes interesting reading. It's a collection of 38 essays on various topics related to human rights based on his experience. It starts out o ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 01, 2008
 
A Passage to Africa
3.79
it was amazing
Love this book! It takes you through Alagaiah's experiences as a child and later in his professional career. It's an interesting balance between his a ...more
Jun 21, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
 
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
3.83
liked it
Very fascinating and captivating reading. I ended up staying on the subway past my stop a few times so I could finish reading a chapter... While it so ...more
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Apr 21, 2008
 
Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't
3.60
really liked it
Very interesting read. Prothero takes you gives you a good history of public education from the days of the Puritan settlers. He also presents a prett ...more
May 31, 2008
Apr 21, 2008
 
Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World
4.19
it was ok
Interesting reading. It follows the author through his time in some really horrible places, notable post-genocide Rwanda. My only problem with this bo ...more
not set
Jun 16, 2008
 
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
3.66
liked it
I liked his ideas and his enthusiasm, but there is a certain naivety to his points and that he is a little too optimistic. However, I do believe that ...more
Aug 2006
Apr 21, 2008
 
Curtain (Hercule Poirot, #39)
4.05
it was amazing
Brilliant! Being a huge Agatha Christie and Poirot fan, this book sucked me in and kept glued till the end. It was almost an emotional experience, fol ...more
Jun 05, 2008
Jun 05, 2008
 
A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis
3.73
liked it
Interesting points this book. Rieff is very critical of the humanitarian organizations. Not sure that I share his critical viewpoints but then again, ...more
not set
Apr 21, 2008
 
Evening Is the Whole Day
3.62
it was ok
I confess to not having finished reading the book.... I got bored half-way, not because the story was uninteresting. It certainly was. As someone of I ...more
Feb 12, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
 
Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart
4.04
it was amazing
Fantastic! Loved It! Felt as if I was journeying along with Butcher along the mighty Congo river. The book gave a very real and present assessment of ...more
Jul 09, 2008
Jun 28, 2008
 
The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else
3.96
really liked it
Very interesting read.... I lik de Soto's thesis and think it is workable. It leads to interesting discussions of the role of the state in the economy ...more
Apr 25, 2004
Apr 21, 2008
 
Preventive Diplomacy: Stopping Wars Before They Start
2.50
it was ok
A collection of essays on the topic of humanitarianism and diplomacy. Some interesting, others not so.
Jun 2008
Apr 21, 2008
 
The Most of P.G. Wodehouse
4.49
it was amazing
The brilliance of Wodehouse as usual... Need I say more??
not set
Apr 21, 2008
 
East, West: Stories
3.56
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Jan 17, 2013
 
The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy
4.04
it was amazing
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Apr 21, 2008
 
The Other Side of Israel: My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide
4.08
really liked it
None
Mar 02, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
 
Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
4.13
liked it
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Apr 21, 2008
 
Survival Kit for Overseas Living: For Americans Planning to Live and Work Abroad
3.30
really liked it
None
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Apr 21, 2008
 
Shake Hands Forever (Inspector Wexford, #9)
3.81
really liked it
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Apr 12, 2009
 
France on the Brink: A Great Civilization Faces a New Century
3.79
really liked it
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Apr 21, 2008
 
Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History
4.20
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Apr 21, 2008
 
The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13)
3.97
it was amazing
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Apr 21, 2008
 
Madam Secretary: A Memoir
4.05
really liked it
None
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Apr 21, 2008
 
The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives
3.89
liked it
None
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Apr 21, 2008
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