Book Reviews (alphabetical by author)
Some of them have also been posted on Amazon in a slightly different
from. Dates refer to the posting of the review.
- J. Angelos "The Full Catastrophe"
(A Greek-American looks at modern Greece)
- Bowman "Jewish Resistance in Wartime
- W. Brian Arthur "The
Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves" (Review
of a NY Times book review)
- Carroll "Constantine's
Sword" (a book not worth reading unless you care about the
author's personal history, May 2002)
- Clark "Twice a Stranger"
- Dawkins "The God Delusion"
- De Bernieres "Birds Without
Wings" (the tragedy caused by nationalism, February 2006)
- Dobkin "Smyrna 1922:
The Destruction of a City" (detailed description of the tragedy)
- Ferguson "Civilization" (A
weak book. December 2011)
- Gellately "Lenin, Stalin, Hitler"
(an in depth study of the dictators)
- Groopman "How Doctors Think"
- Isaacson "The Innovators"
(an excellent social history of the digital age for a general audience)
- Jacobs, Jane "Dark Age Ahead"
(a rather weak book, although reading it was not a waste of time)
- Kaufman "Soros: The Life
and Times of a Messianic Billionaire"
- P. Khanna "The Second World" (a weak
book, March 2008)
- Lessing, Doris "The
sweetest dream" (a delightful critique of the radical left
from a liberal/moderate left viewpoint, April 2002)
- Lewis "The Middle
- Lewis "What Went
Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response" Click here
for a detailed discussion.
- Mazower "Inside Hitler's
Greece" (An excellent book covering the human drama as well
as the political and military events. Of interest not only to Greeks.)
- Mazower (editor) "After
the War was Over: Reconstructing the family, nation, and state in Greece,
"Salonica" (Interesting book
but marred by political bias. Greeks are likely to be annoyed right
away. Jews may like it until they realize that the case the author builds
against the Greeks is going later to be used against Israel. Posted
- Michas "Unholy Alliance: Greece
and Milosevic's Serbia"
- Pamuk, Orhan "Snow" (a great
sociopolitical novel, March 2005)
- Patterson, Scott "The Quants"
(posted March 2010)
- Phillips "American Theocracy"
- Rosanvallon "The Society of
Equals" (posted June 2014)
- Skiena and Ward "Who's Bigger"
(a fascinating book bringing quantitative technicques to the study of
history. Posted December 2013)
- Woodhouse "Struggle for Greece"
A List of Books discussed
in a local reading group.