January 27, 2019

Pamper yourself the Jewish way

The Jewelled Table: Cooking, Eating & Entertaining the Middle Eastern Way by Bethany Kehdy, Nassima Rothacker (Photographer), Hardie Grant, US $35.00, Pp 272, September 2018, ISBN 978-1784881672 The Middle East […]
January 25, 2019

How Social Media is killing expertise

   The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters by Tom Nichols, Oxford University Press,    US $24.95, Pp 252, October 2018, ISBN […]
January 24, 2019

When Romans traded their Republic for an autocracy

Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny by Edward J. Watts, Basic Books/The Perseus Books Group, US $32.00, Pp 336, November 2018, ISBN 978-0465093816 In the 30-20 […]
January 22, 2019

Best novels to read this winter

The New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke, Simon & Schuster, US $27.99, Pp 448, January 2019, ISBN  978-1501176876 The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden, Del Rey, US […]
January 20, 2019

Capitalism reinvents itself

  The Age of Surveillance Capitalism:  The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff, PublicAffairs, US $38.00,    Pp 690, January […]
January 18, 2019

Discovering Manhattan

The Manhattan Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide by William B. Helmreich, Princeton University Press, US $24.95, Pp 354, December 2018, ISBN 978-0691166995 It is difficult to imagine […]
January 15, 2019

Must-read novels for this winter

The Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly, Gallery Books, US $26.99, Pp 438, December 2018, ISBN 978-1501167195 Sins as Scarlet by Nicolas Obregon, Minotaur Books, US $27.99, Pp 320, December […]
January 15, 2019

Revisiting early Christian history

Jesus Is Risen: Paul and the Early Church by David Limbaugh, Regnery, US $28.99, Pp 350, October 2018, ISBN 978-1621577041 The rise and spread of Christianity from […]
January 15, 2019

Creating beautiful and persuasive images

            POSE!: 1,000 Poses for Photographers and Models by Mehmet Eygi, Rocky Nook, US $39.95, Pp 336, November 2018,        […]
January 13, 2019

Spellbinding and suspenseful mystery novels

Murder at the Mill by M. B. Shaw, Minotaur Books, US $27.99, Pp 400, December 2018, ISBN 978-1250189295 Receptor by Alan Glynn, Picador, US $18.00, Pp 260, January 2019, ISBN 978-1250061805 […]
January 12, 2019

The war on influenza is not over

Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History by Dr. Jeremy Brown, Touchstone, US $26.99, Pp 260, December 2018, ISBN 978-1501181245 All of us […]
January 9, 2019

Where the line between a natural science enthusiast and a smuggler blur

    The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth’s Ultimate Trophy by Paige Williams, Hachette Books, US $28.00,     Pp 410, ISBN 978-0316382533 The 2012 […]
January 7, 2019

The Americans who fought and died for freedom and democracy

Sons of Freedom: The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I by Geoffrey Wawro, Basic Books, US $35.00, Pp 596, September 2018, ISBN 978-0465093915 Most […]
January 2, 2019

Best mystery novels to read this winter

The Current: A Novel by Tim Johnston, Algonquin Books, US $27.95, Pp 408, January 2019, ISBN 978-1616206772 Half of What You Hear: A Novel by Kristyn Kusek Lewis, Harper, […]
January 2, 2019

“Life has a way of coming full circle”

    Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life by Michael Caine, Hachette Books, US $28.00, Pp 274, October 2018,     ISBN 978-0316451192 With […]