This book is highly readable and delves deeper than just the conflict and the politics behind it. Galloway shows the personally destructive force of war through three main characters. The changes wrought upon them can speak to more than just the tragedy of the Siege of Sarajevo. The story speaks to all conflict, all violence, the destructive forces in the world that threaten to remove from us our humanity. The people in this book make decisions to embrace their humanity, despite the consequences.Moving and well worth the read.
The first time I had read this treat from Bradbury. The collection of shorts tie together seamlessly to produce an amazing collection. All of the stories explore aspects of humanity set in an inhuman environment and lead us to new conclusions about what humanity really is. I won't say much more, because this collection is a classic and has been reviewed by better people than I.
This is a great collection of Safieh's works. Perhaps if you are brand-new to the Palestinian situation you might be better off reading other works first to develop a basic understanding of the situation. At the same time, even if you are brand new the to the situation, you would be given a great deal of insight from one of the greatest minds involved with the process by reading this collection. The only thing I wish would have been included is additional comments at the end of each section by Safieh discussing his thoughts more in depth or addressing recent events and how his earlier works related to them. All around this is a must-have for anyone interested in Palestine.
One of the best books I have read in a long time. Tolan brings you into the character's lives in such a way that the story really hits home. Historically accurate and just an amazing read. I really hope more people find this book.
I read this book in college for a German history class. Recently, I reread it and it seems even more striking today. The basic human traits make the characters highly relatable, and struggling to start a family in this current political and economic environment make me understand them even more. Fallada's book will always be a dear favorite to me.
This book offers an easy to follow overview of the energy crisis facing the world. If you have a friend who wants to learn more about the issues right around the corner, this book would serve as a good minimally-politically first foray into the field. Also, you do not need a geophysics degree to understand it.At times it can be a bit folksy. At times the authors are a bit hard on themselves, leaving some concern about their overall credibility. This leads the reader to believe that they really are just presenting facts, as they know too little about the crisis to be trying to distort anything.Overall the authors present all of the information they could get their hands on in an enjoyable format. Worth picking up if you are concerned about what needs to be done to avoid walking to work in the future.
This book is an informative and accessible guide to ALS. The terminology is kept reasonably simple, while still maintaining a tone that shows command of the subject.The information it provides for family care-givers is extremely useful, and again, accessible. You don't have to have an MD to understand and utilize the information that is packed into this guide. It also provides a great guide to those who have ALS. From diagnosis to treatment, the information lets people know what to expect. It covers different types of care environment, drug options and rehabilitation options, along with a wide variety of other issues. It even covers end-of-life issues, which is something that is always difficult to cope with.