REVIEW: “Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology” by Johnjoe McFadden, Jim Al-Khalili

Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology, by Johnjoe McFadden, Jim Al-Khalili Broadway Books, ISBN: 978-0307986825 Copyright July 2016, Paperback, 368 Pages Life on the Edge is an exceedingly reader-friendly book which effectively elucidates the seemingly intimidating and abstract discipline of quantum biology. Highly accessible and easily understandable to the general public and readers…

REVIEW: “Crude Nation: How Oil Riches Ruined Venezuela” by Raul Gallegos

Crude Nation: How Oil Riches Ruined Venezuela, by Raul Gallegos Potomac Books, ISBN: 978-1612347707 Copyright October 2016, Hardcover, 256 Pages Crude Nation brilliantly paints the reality, and comprehensively expounds the extent and implications of Venezuela’s mishandling of precious and finite oil riches, and its unpropitious economic mismanagement. The book furnishes an incredibly compelling depiction of Venezuela—a hubbub of…

REVIEW: “Europe Isn’t Working” by Larry Elliott, Dan Atkinson

Europe Isn’t Working, by Larry Elliott, Dan Atkinson Yale University Press, ISBN: 978-0300221923 Copyright August 2016, Hardcover, 320 Pages Europe Isn’t Working is a strikingly ingenious book. With its content constructed with extraordinarily penetrating analyses and strong arguments, and coupled with comprehensive explanations and lucid writing, the book adeptly furnishes a compelling case against the euro. Though an…

REVIEW: “Jefferson’s America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation” by Julie M. Fenster

Jefferson’s America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation, by Julie M. Fenster Crown, ISBN: 978-0307956484 Copyright May 2016, Hardcover, 432 Pages Jefferson’s America constitutes a rather transformative reading experience; it skillfully reenacts the grandeur and inspiring era of Jeffersonian exploration as it transports the reader through a time capsule to the administration of…

REVIEW: “Man Enough?: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity” by Jackson Katz

Man Enough?: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity, by Jackson Katz Interlink Pub Group, ISBN: 978-1566560832 Copyright April 2016, Paperback, 320 Pages Man Enough? provides an appreciably refreshing and incisive evaluation of the intriguing notion of presidential masculinity, expounded in the contexts of several election cycles, and as trumpeted by the book’s title, includes…

REVIEW: “Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail” by Alan Schroeder

Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail, by Alan Schroeder Columbia University Press, ISBN: 978-0231170574 Copyright June 2016, Paperback, 424 Pages Presidential Debates is a markedly entertaining book introducing the layperson to the “high-stakes politics” and “fractious world of presidential debates,” as it concurrently dispels the associated mystique. A highly enjoyable reading experience, the book is not…

REVIEW: “Kapferer on Luxury: How Luxury Brands can Grow Yet Remain Rare” by Jean-Noel Kapferer

Kapferer on Luxury: How Luxury Brands can Grow Yet Remain Rare, by Jean-Noel Kapferer Kogan Page, ISBN: 978-0749474362 Copyright March 2015, Paperback, 240 Pages Kapferer on Luxury suffices as a crash course examining the sophisticated workings of the business of luxury, and supplemented with sociological explorations of the concept of luxury. With 8 chapters comprising previously published articles…

REVIEW: “We the People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers’ Vision of America” by Juan Williams

We the People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers’ Vision of America, by Juan Williams Crown, ISBN: 978-0307952042 Copyright April 2016, Hardcover, 464 Pages We the People is an exceptionally well-written, immensely engaging, and effortlessly understandable book filled to the brim with incredibly thought-provoking and inspiring narratives. The book is astutely and refreshingly…