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2 votes
The City of Falling Angels
Reviewed by Renee
This is a beautifully written book. The city of Venice is the main character...not the people in it. I love the profiles of society and the dynamics of culture. The book is sometimes haunting and you realize that the main plot of the boo... More
Promoted 7 years, 1 month ago
2 votes
The Columns of Egypt
Reviewed by doudouce55
Using archaeological evidence to back up his portrayal of the Ancient Egyptian columns, the author describes the development of columns from the earliest stone columns, through the Middle and New Kingdoms, the Ramesside Period, ending with ... More
Promoted 7 years, 4 months ago
2 votes
Africa Solo: A Journey Across the Sahara, Sahel an...
Reviewed by doudouce55
Falling under the wide-ranging scope of travel literature, this entertaining and informative book expands on the author's experiences during a journey through the African continent in the late 1980s : he visits the countries of Algeria, the... More
Promoted 7 years, 4 months ago
2 votes
Egyptian Boats and Ships (Shire Egyptology)
Reviewed by doudouce55
This book comprehensively outlines the latest findings of nautical archaeology with regard to Ancient Egyptian boats dating between the Predynastic to the end of the Ptolemaic period. New boat remains have been excavated at places like A... More
Promoted 7 years, 4 months ago
2 votes
Slayer of Gods
Reviewed by doudouce55
At last this series comes to an unexpected plausible end. Who would have believed it! Lord Meren, though supposed to be at home, recoving from his wounds, is trying to identify Nefertiti's assassin. With the help of his son and his daug... More
Promoted 7 years, 5 months ago
3 votes
From the Pyramids to Tutankhamun: Memoirs of an Eg...
Reviewed by doudouce55
This lovely book concerns the life of one of the most distinguished Egyptologist: I. E. S. Edwards (1906-1996). His most unusual 'affair' with Egyptology started, as a young man, when he learned of Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.... More
Promoted 7 years, 5 months ago
2 votes
Kallimachos: The Alexandrian Library and the Origi...
Reviewed by doudouce55
The author discusses the life of Kallimachos, who lived during the reigns of Ptolemy I and II; he was the first librarian and bibliographer, as well as author of the first catalog titled Pinakes. Though this work has not survived, the autho... More
Promoted 7 years, 5 months ago
2 votes
Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order
Reviewed by azuege
Chomsky makes a lot of very good points here, and his analysis of contemporary political trends seems pretty accurate. However, there are a number of drawbacks to this particular book. A lot of the criticisms are the same ones that can be... More
Promoted 7 years, 5 months ago
2 votes
Lord of the Flies
Reviewed by tartan_skirt
**May contain spoilers** I found Lord of the Flies rather a good read. It was generally easy to get through quickly, was entertaining, and not too predictable. I get the feeling that this would be a perfect book to introduce some tee... More
Promoted 7 years, 5 months ago
2 votes
A Rock and a Hard Place: One Boy's Triumphant Stor...
Reviewed by muahahahahaha17
well I would give it a 10 ... but like she lied about it I'll give it a 9... anyways... this book gave strenght to keep on living... and it made me think.... about everything and anythng... I love it .... :) More
Promoted 7 years, 5 months ago

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