books about: 1979
Quantumelectrodynamics in New Zealand: The 1979 Sir Douglas Robb Lectures (QED in NZ Volume 3)
Scientific Consulting Services
It takes a genius to make it simple
Feynman picks the thing that is simplest in the quantum world, a single particle, and explains it using no math. Instead of equations, the quantum theory in this book consists entirely of pictures. But this is not a popularization in the usual sense. This is not gossip about science. This actually is quantum theory in a very simple case. For anyone who wants to know how the universe is put ...
Grand Central Publishing
I was drawn into this book after first viewings of the film "The Killing Fields." At the time, I was unaware of a lot of the background to many of the events depicted onscreen, and was looking for something a bit more detailed. As it turned out, this book was something far greater than that, on a par with the writings of Primo Levi, or Elie Wiesel as a depiction of survival amid the most ...
Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain
I didn't know that Munson's father was such a horror. Explains alot about Thurman. A well done biography to be enjoyed by baseball fans and, of course, particularly fans of the Yankees. Recommended
In the American West 1979-1984: Photographs
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Fashion Photographer Jerry Avenaim
The written word word can not describe the impact on photography and society with this masterpiece.
A Woman of Substance
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Story will make you angry, happy, sad....
This story is told in a circular fashion. It starts with 78-year-old Emma Harte as a rich and powerful woman, who has called a meeting of all her family members, then it reverts to teen-aged Emma until she is finally the woman she was at the book's beginning. This MO made the first section vague and somewhat incomprehensible but everything fell into place eventually. The plot was excellent. The ...
The Siege of Krishnapur (CSA Word Classics)
J. G. Farrell
A vivid analysis of the clash of cultures
This is a fictionalized version of an actual event, the siege of Locknow, which took place shortly prior to the establishment of the Raj during the days of the British East India Company's exploitation of India primarily to grow and process opium to sell in China. The author masterfully sketches the clash of western commercial interests (under the guise of "the white man's burden to bring western ...
When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge
W. W. Norton & Company
Awesome book; but is this book relevant to the USA today?
Awesome. This is a very human and moving book. It certainly brought tears to my eyes. I wouldn't recommend racing through it in a day. I took my time, and stopped a few times, simply to reflect and ponder on the awfulness of Man's cruelty to Man. We know the story line: revolution, war, and a foolish and thuggish regime turn an entire country backwards into some kind of experimental Agrarian ...
Tramp For The Lord:
Corrie ten Boom
London Hodder & Stoughton 1979:
Great Classic, Old Friend
Many people have read or heard stories from The Hiding Place (Hendrickson Classic Biographies), by Corrie Ten Boom. Fewer have read the author's sequel, entitled Tramp for the Lord. I consider it one of the best books I've ever read. My wife and I have discussed parts of it on many occasions, and it sits on a shelf with just a few other books that we consider truly classic--books that we keep ...
The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the ...
A Wise and Refreshing Portrait of the Contemporary Middle East--A MUST Read
When reading about the contemporary Middle East, it is rare to find an author with the courage to share an unapologetic opinion. Mr. MacFarquhar is an individual with such courage. The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah is a refreshing account of the sociopolitical environment of the Middle East from someone whose prerogative is clearly to use his extensive experience to effect positive ...
The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam's Holiest Shrine and the Birth of al-Qaeda
An Islamic Reality
This book opens a window into the Saudi Kingdom and its relationship with Mecca and the Pilgrimage. You will learn how things really work at the shrine and how the Saudis dealt with its takeover in 1979 by fanatics; something few people know about. An excellent book.
Survival in the Killing Fields
Haing S. Ngor
Whatever I can say in this review cannot do the book justice. Roger Warner is expert in portraying Haing Ngor's life -- vivid images crossed my mind as he described the brutality. It is done in first person, Haing's own perspective, his analysis of the situation, his fears, his guilt and his flaws. He had problems with his relationships, he was hotheaded, he was a womanizer -- flaws which made ...
Mary Pickford Rediscovered
Harry N. Abrams
A Life on Film
England's Kevin Brownlow brings to life America's Sweetheart, Mary Pickford, in this richly textured and insightful book featuring a myriad of lush and rare photographs chosen by Pickford expert Robert Cushman. Mary Pickford's contribution to cinema is seen in a new light here. Brownlow subtly makes the case that she not only was the most influential woman in the history of cinema, but a ...
The Spirit of Allah: Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution
Adler & Adler Publishers
Important, even critical
When I first began in depth research and writing on the Middle East and Islam in 2000, there were few if any mentions anywhere on the Internet concerning Kitman, the Islamic religious practice of lying in order to advance the coming of the universal Islamic empire, and the ensuing Islamic vision of end times. But Taheri, the secular editor-in-chief of Iran's leading Kayhan daily until he fled ...
Gringo Nightmare: A Young American Framed for Murder in Nicaragua
St. Martin's Press, 2010
A Must Read!
Take a journey into Nicaragua with Eric Volz and his incredible story. A superb account of this young man's anguish of losing Doris and the hell that surrounded him for more than a year of captivity for a crime he did not commit. I was so captivated and moved by his story, I found it almost impossible to put the book down.
To Destroy You Is No Loss
Joan D. Criddle
The Cambodian Holocaust
When I was younger I heard bits and pieces about Cambodia and Pol Pot in the news, but didn't really know what it was about. Through "Destroy You" I finally know about the horrendous and evil history that was being made in that country during the 70's and 80's. This biography follows the story of one particular educated Cambodian family who was exiled from Phnom Penh, along with the entire city ...
Fontana Books. 1979.
Luckily for me, this is the first Madeleine Brent book I read and also the first one that he/she wrote. It got me hooked on his/her writing. Of course after you have read the next few books, you see that there is a definite pattern to his/her work. A heroine who is alone, friendless but with lots of spirit who manages to prevail over great adversity. Part of the joy of reading a brent are the ...
Coming Back Stronger
Tyndale House Publishers, 2010
Most motivating book for an athelete ever!
Even as a woman, I am and was an athelete all my life. This book was so incredibly motivating that both of my boys will be reading it and I am sure will use it someday as their sports "bible" on how to really live the atheletic life. Drew Brees is an incredible man, athlete, and Christian who doesnt wear his Christianity, but rather displays it in his life for all to see the power of God. What a ...
John Wayne ... There Rode a Legend: A Western Tribute
This book has alot of realy nice pictures and story. It's very beautifully done. I bought it for my father in law and he loved it. He said he had another John Wayne book but, this one was much nicer. I recieved it quickly. The book jacket was crinkled and the seller said I could exchange it after I gave it to my father in law. But my father in law said he could fix it so there was no need to do ...
Long Knife: a novel based on the life of George Rogers Clark
James Alexander Thom
Ballantine c1979, 1986
Move over Daniel Boone
An excellent historical novel on George Rogers Clark whom I had not heard of before. One of the real frontiersmen and a man in every sense of the word. An excellent read.
Love Always, Petra
Grand Central Publishing
Beautiful woman, Beautiful story
I agree with other readers that "Love always,Petra" was non-stop amazing reading. I thank Petra for sharing her true story about love and loss, and recovery. I'm sure her testimony can be inspiring to so many others. She "took us there" to the tragedy in Thailand as well as took us to her romance with her beloved Simon. I also loved reading about where she came from in her Czech childhood. I ...
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