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Cry, the Beloved Country
Cry, the Beloved Country

Review: Note that this review is for the audio book narrated by Michael York. As for the book itself, this is the type of literature that I feel helps expand me as a human being. Paton does a great job of putting me in the shoes of several diverse people going through very difficult situations and helping me see all sides of the racial issues that were occurring in South Africa after World War II.

First of all, I was able to see and feel what the natives were going through with the minority tak... Read more

Regulation 19 (Deadlock Trilogy)
Regulation 19 (Deadlock Trilogy)

Review: PT does a wonderful job with his first book. Easy to read, moves along fast, movie like at times, a bit of wodunit, a lot of mystery and suspense, surprising twists and turns, strong characters both men and women, and cliffhangers.

A great start to what may turn out to be a fun series. My kudos to PT for writing a fantastic book. Great cover too.

PT has also recorded this process of writing this book over on youtube. Check it out: [...]

Disclaimer: PT is a friend, but books ... Read more

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Review: Not in the sense of Grey's Anatomy, but in the sense of books about surgical practice, this one rates at the very top. It's a classic in that sense, and many of my friends going into medicine have read it. It opens you up to not only surgery but the art of performance in a myriad of ways. I simply highly recommend it. Read more

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Review: Have you ever seen rats that can create electrical discharge! Well if it sounds cool to you, then read Mrs.Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by: Robert C. O'Brien! This book is about a widow mouse, whose son falls ill with pneumonia. Mrs.Frisby has to save him by risking her life, walking into an owls nest, and barely escaping a certain death from a cat named Dragon! This book is a Newbery award winner and is best for students in 3rd grade. Trust me, this book is INCREDIBLE!!!!! It will make you... Read more

The Daily Book of Positive Quotations
The Daily Book of Positive Quotations

Review: I thought all it was, was a book of quotes by famous authors and celebrities. It's not it has little short stories and whatnot. There's only one quote a day and it goes along with the theme to the story. Alright, but not what I expected. Read more

A Room with a View (Dover Thrift Editions)
A Room with a View (Dover Thrift Editions)

Review: E.M. Forster is one of the sassiest, naughtiest writers I've read. His satire is on a par with Chekhov's, and just as poignant. Due to the subject matter I also couldn't avoid thinking of Henry James: although I think James is less skilled, and way more tedious with his language and plotlines, as if he hated his characters, and saw them as nothing more than metaphors. Forster is warmer, rosier, fleshier. The only sad thing about all of this is that I discovered him so late. Where had E.M. Forste... Read more

Pocket Guide to the Operating Room (Pocket Guide to Operating Room)
Pocket Guide to the Operating Room (Pocket Guide to Operating Room)

Review: I was recommeded this book by a coworker when I was training to be a circulating RN. Good recommendation. It's pretty easy to carry around. It gives a basic overview of many of the procedures done in the OR, it includes info such as what the procedure is done for, steps of the procedure, and instrumentation used during the case, and other helpful info to give the truly novice circulating RN a background of what to expect during specific surgical case. It is easy to read and understand. I wo... Read more

The 7 C's to Build a Winning Team in Business - and Life
The 7 C's to Build a Winning Team in Business - and Life

Review: Absolutely loved this book. Gordon and Smith do a great job balancing each other as well as ideas. I love the fact they included conversations with Coach Smith regarding the struggles of the Atlanta Falcons while he was in charge. Many authors would only include the "feel good" parts, and omit the trials and tribulations. This book is great for beginning coaches as well as veterans. It emphasizes many of the topics that many of us think about daily, and encourages the reader to focus on the impo... Read more

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Review: I would have given it a 5 star rating but the list isn't correct. There are two movies that are in the book but are not in the checklist at the beginning of the book: Shadow of A Doubt and The Dark Knight. Read more

A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Review: The Color of Law... is the lack of Will

I purchased the audible version of the book which helped me to listen in awe; I don’t know if I could have kept turning pages as quickly with a hardcopy version of the book. Chapter after Chapter Rothstein validates his theory of public policy executed by the federal and local governments designed to maintain the color barrier through segregated housing. It left me numb. As a student of urban housing, I studied many of the ghettos cited in the bo... Read more

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