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    The Lottery Rose The book The Lottery Rose, by Irene Hunt is a book about a young seven year old boy named Georgie Burgess. He gets abused by his mother and her boyfriend, who goes by the name of Steve. After Steve and Georgie’s mother get caught, Georgie goes to a boarding school in the countryside. Georgie goes from being rude, unforgiving, and untrusting and learns to be more forgiving, trusting, and literate. Throughout the story, Georgie learns more about being forgiving and learns that

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    The Tin Flute Book Review

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    While Roy’s book is a work of fiction, accurately depicts the times, circumstances, experiences, and feelings of Canadian society. Set in 1939 to 1940, during the first year of Canada's contribution to “World War II”. That is the reason The Tin Flute is based on dark

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    rows of books calling out to me, and I answer as my fingertips brush the hardcovers and paperbacks. My eyes roam up and down the colorful bookcases as several details catch my attention. The cover art of one book looks so intriguing, but the title of the other sounds thrilling. How will I ever choose which one to buy? I can prevent this dilemma in a few short minutes by visiting a book review website. Katie’s Book Blog aims to help readers in search of their next novel. Katie reviews books weekly

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    Scholarly reviews provide a reader with an analytical insight to an author’s analysis on a monograph. In The Comanche Empire, Pekka Hamalainen creates a thesis, which claims the Comanche Native Americans created a powerful empire in the Southwest. Assessing Hamalainen’s thesis, reviewers Joel Minor, Dan Flores, Gerald Betty, and Joaqin Rivaya Martinez present a variety of views on the monograph. Providing the strengths and weakness of Hamalainen’s text, each reviewer agrees and disagrees on several

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    A book review is a commentary, not merely a summary. A book review is an opportunity to gauge the finesse and shortcomings of a book. However, a book review is very different from a book report. In a book report the main feature is plot summary. In a book review, plot summary only provides support to the primary analysis of the book’s content. It is incorporated only when necessary, or presented as a brief segment in the start of review. A book review is also not just a book summary.

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    Schoenbaum's Book Review

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    written by Samuel Schoenbaum, is a book about Shakespeare’s life and the significant impact he 's had on the world around him. In this book, Schoenbaum analyzes important aspects of Shakespeare 's life, career, and literary works. The two book reviews by John W. Velz and David Stuart Rhodes effectively critique Shakespeare: The Globe and the World, utilizing ethos, logos, and pathos while helping the reader understand Shakespeare’s world. John Velz begins his book review using ethos, establishing Schoenbaum

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    The Crucible Book Review

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    Critique of Book Reviews “The Witches”, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Stacey Schiff, retells the meticulous and disturbing history of the Salem Witch trials that struck Massachusetts in 1692. Amy Gentry from the Chicago Tribune, Lara Feigel a writer for The Guardian, and Buzzy Jackson a Globe Correspondent with the Boston Globe comply that Schiff turned this spine-chilling tale into a fantasy that not only made it clearer of the events but, also uses the story as a cautionary account

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    Warpaths Book Review

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    Introduction America would not have become a country if there were no invasions. In this work, there is a critical review of the book Warpaths written by Ian K. Steele. The author intends to inform his readers, the modern historians and anyone interested in reading his work, about the history of the North American continent. Steele uses inversions that occurred on the North American continent to elaborate the fact that were it not for them, America could not be what it is today. The author gives

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    In the non-fiction book The Book of Joy, by Douglas Abrams, Abrams is interviewing two of the world’s most well-known religious leaders, His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in the breezy mountains of Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh in India, about the road to joy, its true meaning, and how to experience it and keep it in your emotions frequently. Abrams, the narrator of the book, writes about the questions he asked the two joyful, sagacious men, the replies he received

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    Entwistle Book Review

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    foundations, and models of integration by David N. Entwistle covers an extremely topical and controversial issue of whether psychology and theology can be successfully integrated into contemporary counseling practice. In fact, the author starts his book by emphasizing that psychology and Christianity have been largely considered as mutually incompatible and exclusive. However, Entwistle (2010) does not agree with this idea and supposes that faith can be an integral component of all daily activities

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    A Rose for Emily is one of Faulkner's most anthologized stories which reveal grotesque imagery and first-individual plural portrayal to investigate a culture not able to adapt to its own death and rot. A Rose for Emily starts with the declaration of the death of Miss Emily Grierson, an estranged spinster living in the South in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. The narrator, who talks in the "we" voice and seems to represent the populace of the town, describes the story of Emily's life

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    The Aztecs Book Review

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    The book “The Aztecs: This Very Short Introduction” by David Carrasco goes back more then two thousand years. Itillustrates the punishments of history, religious practice, culture as it lightens the difficulties of the Aztec life. While reading the book, the readers are able to learn about their people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, poetry, city planning and philosophy as well. In the eight chapters of the book Davíd Carrasco allows the Aztec voices speak about their stories, the enormous

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    Superbosses Book Review

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    Sydney Finkelstein, the author of the book investigated how these incomparable leaders function and recognized his verdict in the book, Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent. Superbosses is a book worth positive reception. The book delineates the variation between conventional managers and these exceptional leaders and highlights their preeminent practices. We should be grateful to the author for writing a perceptive and valuable book for practitioners which provides both

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    Pilgrimage Book Review

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    hostels, and shops along the routes encouraging economic growth and business. Pilgrims often undertook great risk in pursuing these sites, and it was not uncommon for them to fall victim to the religious turmoil of foreign nations. Similar to the text book written by Wiesner-Hanks, Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage, focuses of the events leading up to

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    Swerve Book Review

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    In Aisha Tyler’s first book, “Swerve”, she shares her personal stories using humor and very sharp wit to touch on a variety of topics such as women’s self-esteem and body image, relationships, her love of beer and most importantly motivating women to be a badass. Her self-deprecating style and non-traditional writing is hilarious. She uses words like “fergawdsakes” (Tyler, p. 5) in place of “for God’s sake” and seems to be directing her book right at the everyday girl in a fun and easy-going conversational

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    Ghettoside Book Review

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    topic is not directly related to the book, Ghettoside, but falls into the same bracket. The debate talks about the police becoming less involved because of denunciation, and rates of crimes increasing because of that. Ghettoside talks about the black-on-black homicide rates going up, one reason, because of the ignorance of the police. So, both the debate and the book have crime rates going up because of the lack of interference of the police department. The book shows ignorance because they simply

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    The Misfits Book Review

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    sure what to expect, but the way that this story was written and the multiple topics that were discussed made this book one of my top favorites. This book could fit with so many different text sets due to the many topics that were discussed. This would be a great story for middle school students to read, because James Howe made Bobby so relatable. I personally really appreciated this book because of the positive view of being yourself and the impact of having friends who support you, regardless how

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    Surrounding Internet and Gaming Addiction. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, an imprint of IGI Global. The book focuses on the negative side of technology and how people fall prey to gambling and gaming addiction (Bishop, 2015). Cash, H., Rae, C. D., Steel, A. H., & Winkler, A. (2012). Internet Addiction: A Brief Summary of Research and Practice. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 8(4), 292–298. http://doi.org/10.2174/157340012803520513 This study serves to analyze internet addiction disorder (IAD)

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    continent in the world, it is the repository of 15% of the world’s crude oil reserves, with 80% of its platinum and 40% of its gold, however it one of the most underdeveloped continents in the world (world Bank, 2012).The recent published world renowned book called the looting machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa’s Wealth, by Tom Burgis, a former Financial Times investigations correspondent in Africa, covering conflict, corruption and politics since 2008. The author

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    Caleb Roberts POLS 660A Book Review 2 The Forest Ranger: A Study in Administrative Behavior This review is a study of the central points and arguments the book intends to make as I understood them to be. Herbert Kaufman’s book, The Forest Ranger: A Study in Administrative Behavior, is a study of bureaucracy, in particular, the United States Forest Service (USFS) during the late 1950s. Kaufman 's analyses are through a political science lens, in researching the leadership and organizational

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