Religion in the Book “The Complete Green Letters” by Miles J. Stanford

Introduction Miles J. Stanford in his book, The Complete Green Letters, addresses the issue of spirituality as it should be perceived by every Christian. His book advances the plight of mankind in matters to do with spirituality. He takes people from a stage of discovering one’s spirituality to a state of full acceptance and willingness […]

Boundaries in Marriage

A summary of Boundaries in Marriage Cloud and Townsend (2002) recommend a hypothetical model that can be used to maintain a healthy marital association. Their proposed model summarizes both the theological and theoretical orientation to a healthy relationship. They argue that marriage basically concerns love. Nevertheless, the authors claim that love itself is insufficient to […]

The Thatcher Revolution

Introduction This paper reviews a book titled The Thatcher Revolution: Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, and the Transformation of Modern Britain, 1979-2001 by Earl Aaron Reitan. The book, which was published in 1997, examines the domestic policies of Margaret Thatcher and her successors, John Major and Tony Blair and their implications for the British […]

“British Society Since 1945: The Penguin Social History of Britain” by Arthur Marwick

This paper is aimed at reviewing the book British Society Since 1945: The Penguin Social History of Britain written by Arthur Marwick. This author examines the dramatic transformation of Great Britain after the Second World War which proved to be a turning-point in the political, economic, and social history of this country. In particular, it […]

Citizen Participation in Global Environmental Governance

Numerous scientists provide the global community with the latest data on the current environmental situation. However, the involvement of common people in the process aimed at reducing the risks of environmental crisis is still very low. Such situation is considered an obstacle on the way to promoting environmental issues. Citizen Participation in Global Environmental Governance […]

“Aimme Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America” by Sutton Matthew

In the book, the author asserts that the Canadian evangelists were accountable for liberating conventional Protestantism from gloom and developing the current political representation used by the dominant Religious Right. Sutton endorses the common perception that Christ and the American way of life are identical. A number of books have been documented about McPherson. However, […]

“A madcap story of sex, style, celebrity and the women who made America modern” by Joshua Zeitz

Written by Joshua Zeitz and published by Three Rivers Press in 2006, the book A Madcap story of sex, style, celebrity and the women who made America modern is a chef-d’oeuvre piece of literature concerning the rise of ‘flapper’ in the 1920s. Unfortunately, the contemporary generation of students, who were mainly born in the late […]

Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling

Summary In his book, Psychology, theology, and spirituality in Christian counseling, Dr. Mark McMinn argues that Christian counseling entails more than theology and psychology. McMinn (1996) believes that both the spirituality and the interdisciplinary approaches need full consideration. The interdisciplinary approach arises from the view that the client and the counselor are involved. The author […]

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking’ by Susan Cain

Book Overview The book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain is a product of more than five years of research. Therefore, it is an essential tool for personal development. Besides, the author says that she is an introvert. She has experienced the pain that introverts are subjected […]

Individual Case: Google Incorporation

Introduction Google Incorporation is one of the largest internet-based companies in the world. The company’s headquarters is in California. The company deals in areas such as software vending, search engine, and internet marketing. In the recent past, the company has added cloud computing to its products line. The company has grown through product differentiation, acquisitions, […]

Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews

The warning passages in Hebrews have always been one of the most arguable and controversial parts of the whole Scripture. Bateman IV (2007) even describes them with the word “exhausting” (24). The major sticking points are the following. Firstly, who are those passages about: believers, unbelievers, or both? How are we supposed to interpret the […]

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

Introduction Written by the American historian Eric Foner, the book “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery” provides a detailed biographical portrait of Abraham Lincoln and his stance on slavery. Foner states that his purpose of writing the book was to examine what was Abraham Lincoln’s thought about slavery1. The author focused on Lincoln’s […]

Cyber Attacks

Cybercrime is one of the fastest rising crimes in the world today. It has been described as an illegal activity that is perpetrated through the Internet. However, there is no universally accepted definition of cybercrime. This paper is a literature review that will analyze several concepts revolving around cyber-attacks. Numerous definitions of the term cyber-attack […]

“What is Academic Language?” by James Paul Gee

Children are experts when it comes to the use of the conversational language style they have learned from the families or the social setup where they belong. Some of the conversational styles are incorporated into the academic language. However, the initial conversational styles may prove disadvantageous to the students’ ability to learn the much valued […]

‘The Effects of Forgiveness Therapy on Depression, Anxiety and Posttraumatic Stress for Women after Spousal Emotional Abuse’

Summary ‘The Effects of Forgiveness Therapy on Depression, Anxiety and Posttraumatic Stress for Women after Spousal Emotional Abuse’ is a research study conducted by Reed and Enright in 2006. The article evaluates the effectiveness of forgiveness therapy administered to emotionally abused women and compares it to alternative treatments like anger validation and interpersonal skill building. […]

Daocism Tradition

Daoism takes its origins in China; however, nowadays, this religious and philosophical tradition has several regional peculiarities. In part, this tendency can be explained by cultural, political, and social development of different Asian countries. The readings that will be discussed in this paper illustrate the diversity of this movement and their importance for different cultures. […]

“American Soldiers: Ground combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam” Book

Recently, strategists and the social scientists started asking questions that concerned the nature of the America’s technical culture. However, few have discovered the study of strategy being a strategic culture of America and therefore, should be expected to be sharing its parochialism. Big attention to moderate democratic roots of the America’s technical culture, revealing certain […]

Vietnam War

Many parts in the book by Ronald Spector, the author of After Tet, explain the American strategic culture in Vietnam War. In his book, Spector makes it clear that the United States has never been involved in any war similar to that in Vietnam. In this war, collaboration between the United States and South Vietnam […]

American Strategic Culture

The strategic American culture has a long history intertwined around strategic security concepts. It can be traced back from the Cold war period during fight against communism and the domination of the Soviet Union. It was during this time that, the US security system started gaining some shape. The collapse of the Soviet Union war […]

WW II and Hitler’s army

The book by Omer Bartov gives a detailed encounter of an army in Germany called Wehrmacht during the reign of Hitler. It depicts aspects some of the reasons why the army engaged in the war between Germany and Russia. The prevailing politics may have motivated the army. It is also believed that professional skills and […]

“Understanding the Great War” by Audoin-Rouzeau and Becker

The authors, Audoin-Rouzeau and Becker present their book “14-18: Understanding the Great War”, in a Franco centric way. The authors not only focus on the battles and encounters but also the human experience and reaction towards war. The experiences match the characteristics of “American strategic culture” that promote peace and moral objectives before engaging in […]

Slaughterhouse-Five Movie

The movie Slaughterhouse-Five is one of the most intriguing films that have been released so far. The twists and tales in the film that revolve around the life of Billy Pilgrim are riveting and leave the mind begging for more. The adventures that Billy Pilgrim goes through are quite exhilarating. This happens mainly because these […]

Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament

Comparative Studies History of Methods The rediscovery of Egypt took place in the eighteenth century, while Mesopotamia was rediscovered in the mid of nineteenth century. This involved the discovery of the ancient languages, various texts that were used in those early times, and many other artifacts. Scholars have engaged in detailed work of translating the […]

Vietnamese Diaspora

Memory is another Country: Women of the Vietnamese Diaspora The author of the book is Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen and the Praeger publishers printed it in 2009. The author is a renowned scholar in matters affecting women in society, particularly those living in foreign countries. Currently, she is an ARC Australian Research Fellow serving at […]

Overcoming the Tyranny of Segregated Minds in Desegregated Schools

Young, Triumphant, and Black: Overcoming the Tyranny of Segregated Minds in Desegregated Schools Grantham, Scott & Harmon are the authors of “Young, Triumphant, and Black: Overcoming the Tyranny of Segregated Minds in Desegregated Schools”. They have achieved a lot in life, particularly in matters concerning education. For instance, Grantham is an associate professor in the […]

Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory by Deborah Lipstadt

History scholars have always favored orthodox ideas over the unorthodox ones. This means there is a likelihood that scholars who front unorthodox ideas can easily be ignored regardless of whether those ideas are valid or not. Over the years, there have been unorthodox books that have managed to infiltrate the mainstream scholarly world and achieve […]

“The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America” by Lawrence Goodwyn

In the book The Populist Moment, Lawrence Goodwyn explores the development of the populist movement in the United States. In particular, the author focuses on various factors that gave rise to various political parties and alliances that had anti-elitist agendas. Much attention is paid to the economic difficulties faced by farmers during this period. These […]

“The Populist Vision” by Charles Postel

Introduction Charles Postel’s book, The Populist Vision, has provided an exhaustive explanation of the American populism during the late nineteenth century. The Populist Vision still stands out as the most convincing and gripping examination of the populist movement of all the time. After reading the book, one wonders how a writer could have the power […]

“Buffalo Bill’s America: William Cody and the Wild West Show” by Louis Warren

Book Summary The book, ‘Buffalo Bill’s America’, is an historical account of the legendary William Cody and the ‘Wild West show’. The author, Louis Warren, attempts to reconstruct Cody’s persona by giving a detailed account of Cody’s heroic exploits during his career. The three-part book covers the life of the infamous Buffalo Bill Cody and […]

“Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917” by Matthew Frye Jacobson

Book Summary Matthew Frye Jacobson, in the Barbarian Virtues, examines how immigration and expansionist ambitions defined the American identity in the 19th Century and early 20th Century. Jacobson offers a compelling argument about America’s interest and commitment to expansion and territorial domination, which claimed regions like Samoa, the Philippines and Guam. He argues that this […]

“The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business” by Alfred Chandler

In his book, The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business, Alfred Chandler contributes significant insights to the world of business and defense management in the American management historic perspective. Chandler seeks to bring new knowledge of management by linking the traditional and modern managerial systems, which is of great significance to the growth […]

“The Freedom of the Streets: Work, Citizenship, and Sexuality in a Gilded Age City” by Sharon Wood

Book Summary In the book, ‘The Freedom of the Streets’, Sharon Wood explores the socioeconomic challenges of Davenport’s women in the aftermath of the Civil War. Wood describes the interrelated issues of sexuality, gender and prostitution, which dominated public morality debates during this era. The book explains how in the aftermath of the Civil War, […]

“The Second World War: A short history (Struggle for survival)” by Robert Alexander Clarke

Introduction The objective of this review is to provide a synopsis of the events surrounding the Second World War as presented in the book by Robert Alexander Clarke Parker The Second World War: A short history (1997-2001). This review seeks to establish whether the content of the book reflects the actual happenings that took place […]

“Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920” by Glenda Gilmore

Book Summary In Gender and Jim Crow, the author, Glenda Gilmore, examines two issues; first, the role of women in North Carolina’s white supremacy battles during the post-Civil War era (1896-1920), and second, gender relations under the Jim crow system. The book begins with a discussion of the political “place” (42) of North Carolina and […]

The Second Battlefield: Women, Modernism, and the First World War

Following the publication of the scholarly works such as the Great War and Women’s Consciousness by Claire Tylee’s, other feminist scholars such as Angela K. Smith emerged to provide an expanded investigation and a critical assessment of various writings on the roles of women in the First World War authored by women scholars. While Women […]

“Eco-Warriors” by Rik Scarce

“Eco-Warriors” is a book that investigates the actions of environmentalists using both historical and philosophical accounts. The author of this book is Rik Scarce a sociologist at Skidmore College and he refers to the several environmental organizations in this book. This paper provides a review of Scarce’s book in the view of the effects that […]