"(del Castillo's) cohesive, intelligent writing style effortlessly weaves personal anecdotes with exhaustively sourced academic conclusions, making this essential reading for anyone who desires a comprehensive backdrop to modern Afghanistan."
"Frick’s story offers many twists and turns, and his presentation of the complex relationship between the US, Israel and Iran is intriguing, but it comes too late in the book to give a firm context for the plot. Ultimately, readers will find the makings of a heart-pounding thriller here, but the story requires revision to reach its full potential."
"The appeal of the novel is that many of the characters are not who they appear to be. The book is peopled by informants, crooked cops and undercover cops, and by the end, part of the thrill is parsing out who is who. In clipped, noir-ish prose, Rill adds unexpected twists that deliver beyond the familiar cops-and-crooks scenario."
"Political junkies, especially those leaning right, will appreciate Balzano’s insights into what makes Republican presidents electable."
"In this engrossing, action-packed legal thriller set in the modern day, the teen daughter of young Texas lawyer Mickey Grant goes missing...This work of crime fiction is fine story-telling. Satisfying and entertaining, it is certain to be a crowd-pleaser among fans of the genre."
"As the tax code continues to come under fire from political candidates, tax experts and taxpayers, Tanner’s book is a noble and useful endeavor. It offers a valuable comparison of current tax regulations, proposed reforms and the author’s own “20/20” proposal and is highly recommended for anyone seeking a solid understanding of the tax code."
"Bezgodov offers an admirably thoughtful plan for the underpinnings of his project, and his work would represent a significant entry into the discussion of current environmental issues. Unfortunately, his text is heavily marred by grammatical problems."
"Gabe has undertaken an arduous and grim task to convincingly show that the 9-11 attacks, the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC) and the rise of the Islamic State are all intimately linked. His writing is clear and passionate, sprinkled with an occasional clever turn of phrase, but doesn’t cite sources for his “facts” and leaves readers guessing."
"The author envisions the enlightenment of mankind and an end to violence and alienation, through a “Trimodal” synthesis—he calls it an “equilibration”—of warring modes. Trimodology is repetitious and often baffling, but author Besley ably provokes the curious reader’s mind and spirit for 300 pages."
"Full of television trivia, humor and quotations, Get Reel is part pop culture and part cognitive psychology...Use Kajuth’s own advice to get the most out of her book: Pay attention, decide what to accept or reject and, above all, enjoy the experience."
"Los Angeles businessman, Suru Manek, offers his heartfelt prescription for curing what he sees as the ills of African-American life. The conversation about race in America demands many voices. Manek now raises his, and there are good reasons to listen, regardless of a reader’s individual political and social views."
"Irizarry’s impeccably researched debut novel explores how Roger Williams introduced the principle of separation of church and state by founding Rhode Island as a place of religious tolerance...an absorbingly detailed portrait of 17th-century Christendom. As an early proponent of American religious freedom, Williams is worth celebrating."
"Hosun Kang presents an examination of the economic policies and activity that occurred in 2007-2008 and led to the global recession...Kang’s predictions of the global economy may prove valuable, but unless he corrects the writing flaws in future volumes, few readers will make the effort to discover them."
"Richardson’s otherworldly techno-thriller, The Undead President, brings the gruesome concepts behind AMC’s The Walking Dead to the White House...Despite an opportunity to offer readers some gory humor, the novel is straight-laced, treating its global conspiracies, political theater and investigative bravado with a weighty solemnity."
"Readers will need concentration and stamina to reach the end of this densely detailed, but thought-provoking and painstakingly researched material. Those who persevere, however, will find the journey worthwhile."
"An African American man reflects on his place in the world in this earnest, if uneven, memoir...while the goal of placing himself in some kind of historical context is a noble one, it becomes forced."
"A cooly elegant writer, Vivo surveys the enduring horrors of war-related slavery and racism, and he invokes thinkers from Hammurabi to Frederick II of Sicily, from Gandhi to Eisenhower to Nelson Mandela, in building his case for peace...Students, world leaders and ordinary citizens would do well to absorb, and act on, Vivo's quiet rage."
"A large, colorful treatise examining the concept of national development both in general terms, and in the specific situation of one African country..Composed with idealism and practicality, Visions of Ghana is a laudable effort to impact developing nations in a positive way."
"A collection of papers, speeches and radio broadcasts by an eminent African leader, this book comprises writings on statistics, ethnic issues, education, governance, and other concerns central to life in Ghana..Although the readership will be limited, it is a noteworthy contribution to the annals of progress in Daasebre’s native land."
"Documents comprise at least 98% of this book, with little explanatory text linking thoughts. His presentation would have been aided by much more explication to clarify points and engage readers and a more stringent selection of documents."