Saturday, December 8, 2012

Book Reviews (Nonfiction)

Listed below are my nonfiction book reviews, organized by topic.


Current Affairs
"Vultures' Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores, by Greg Palast." Raritania (November 15, 2012).

"Content: Selected Essays . . . by Cory Doctorow." Tangent (August 7, 2009).


Futurology
"Peter W. Singer's Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century." Strategic Insights 8.5 (Winter 2009/2010).

"The Rise of the Meritocracy, 1870-2033: The New Elite of Our Social Revolution, by Michael Young." Raritania (July 30, 2009).

"Rapture for the Geeks: When A.I. Outsmarts I.Q., by Richard Dooling." Raritania (December 13, 2008).


History
"James Sadkovich's The Italian Navy in World War II." Raritania (September 22, 2015).

"The Collapse of the Third Republic, by William L. Shirer." Raritania (July 11, 2015).


Literary Criticism and History
"How Fiction Works, by James Wood." Raritania (October 7, 2015).

"Blood & Thunder: The Life & Art of Robert E. Howard, by Mark Finn." Raritania (October 18, 2011).

"Wizardry & Wild Romance: A Study of Epic Fantasy, by Michael Moorcock." Raritania (January 11, 2011).

"The Triumph of the Thriller: How Cops, Crooks, and Cannibals Captured Popular Culture, by Patrick Anderson." Raritania (August 3, 2010).

James Bond
"The Man Who Saved Britain: A Personal Journey Into the Disturbing World of James Bond, by Simon Winder." Raritania (September 24, 2012).

"The Politics of James Bond: From Fleming's Books to the Big Screen, by Jeremy Black." Raritania (September 25, 2011).


Memoir
"The Man Who Saved Britain: A Personal Journey Into the Disturbing World of James Bond, by Simon Winder." Raritania (September 24, 2012).

"The Sound of No Hands Clapping: A Memoir, by Toby Young." Raritania (February 22, 2011).

"How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: A Memoir, by Toby Young." Raritania (July 19, 2009).


Social Science
"The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions, by Thorstein Veblen." Raritania (October 19, 2015).

"The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, by Julian Jaynes." Raritania (May 10, 2012).

"Peter W. Singer's Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century." Strategic Insights 8.5 (Winter 2009/2010).

"The Rise of the Meritocracy, 1870-2033: The New Elite of Our Social Revolution, by Michael Young." Raritania (July 30, 2009).

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