Short Reviews

American Civil War by William D. Willis (Book Review #249)

This book review was requested by Lean Stone Book Club. American Civil War is a non-fiction history book about America and how the deadliest wars effected its country. It covers subjects like how Lincoln ended slavery and how the Confederate were defeated. This book does not, by all means, cover an extent and in-depth version of the incidents. However, what it does cover is enough for someone who really has no idea about the topic. The author expresses the wish to analyze the []

Canada by William D. Willis (Book Review #250)

This review was kindly requested by Lean Stone Book Club. Canada is a non-fiction history book about the history of this wonderful country. It is a short book covering the basics from the aboriginals, Vikings, British and French colonization, places and events that make what Canada is today. What I enjoyed most about this short book is that the content covers what Canada’s influence is in the world today. The extent of the influence is affected by the country’s economic, military power and []

Terrorism by Michael Mansell (Book Review #229)

This review was kindly requested by Lean stone Book Club. Terrorism is a non-fiction history short book. The book consists of a quick summary and explanation on how terrorism started, how many kinds exist, and compares certain ideologies such as comparing Jihad with terrorism or comparing Al Qaeda with ISIS. According to the book, terrorism started from the 14th century and they were mostly religious related. Cyber terrorism is, for example, something we are facing today. Viruses, stealing information, abusing the systems are just some []

NLP Techniques by Brian Ledger (Book Review #228)

This review was kindly requested by Lean Stone Book Club.   NLP is a short non-fiction book written about the effective way to set your mind straight and to be able to focus better in life. NPL stands for Neuro Linguistic Programs, which are psychological techniques that facilitate effective communication. I found this book to be fascinating as it is something most of us lack in our relationships and it the primary reason for fall outs.   What I would have liked []

Vikings by Michael J. Stewart (Book Review #207)

This review was kindly requested by Lean Stone Book Club. Vikings is a book writing about the history, mythology, and the Rune Stones of these well know pirate raids. It begins with explaining where the word ‘Viking’ originates from and how it all started. These raiders and plunders sure did have a life of their own and I was happy to read and learn more about them. My knowledge about these people was, to be honest, limited. However, after reading this book, []

History of Philosophy by Michael J. Stewart (Book Review #206)

This review was kindly requested by Lean Stone Book Club. History of Philosophy is a mind-boggling book discussing Roman, Eastern, and Western philosophy. It also includes Theories and philosophers, which have had great influence in shaping what we have today. I liked this book because it was very easy to understand. Philosophy is not a subject that everyone finds enjoyable or easy to read, however, this book has been written with a nice flow and connectivity between the subject matters. The literary []