Review: I read parts of this book for class, but it was so interesting that I found myself reading the whole thing in my spare time. I'm not as up to date as I would like to be about global feminist issues and this book really opened my eyes on a lot of things. If you're not interested in global feminism, this is probably not the book for you, though, because it's relatively academic and some of the essays (especially the last one) are REALLY heavy-handed when it comes to Academic Speak, which I actuall... Read more
Review: This begins my journey to go through at least one biography per President. I decided to do this after I realized that there were many good things that I did not know about each president, and it would be time that I learned them as quickly as possible. So we begin, appropriately, with George Washington. This is a man who many people can cite for being a general in the American Revolution, and our first president, but little else. This is a somewhat incomplete picture that gives you an idea of th... Read more
Review: Outstanding. Everything you want to know about the Khmer Rouge is here -- up to 1985, that is. The book was published in 1986, so you are kind of left hanging. Nevertheless, it is a beautifully written, (almost) all-encompassing tome about what may be the most confounding and horrific political movement of the 20th century. Read more
Review: Definitely not light reading -- this isn't a trivial book, despite the humorous title and cover.
Felt like I was back in one of my International Relations classes, probably upper division if not graduate. Very informative, and worth reading -- especially for anyone planning on spending time in France. Read more
Review: This book was given me as a gift--an excellent one as the biography of Ernesto "Che" Guevara (b. Argentina 6/14/28–d. Bolivia 10/9/67) is not only well-researched but also balanced and very well-written. Although a cultural icon even in life, Che is presented realistically as the hopeful revolutionary he was--too radical and cosmopolitan, perhaps, to have lasted long as a Cuban administrator. One may not agree with his politics, but it is difficult not to admire the man's spirit. Read more