REVIEW: “The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline” by Jonathan Tepperman

The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline, by Jonathan Tepperman Tim Duggan Books, 978-1101902981 Copyright September 2016, Hardcover, 320 Pages The Fix is immensely informative, tremendously engaging, and remarkably researched. The book makes for a synchronously enjoyable and educational read; the awe-inspiring narratives of nations successfully overcoming seemingly insurmountable trials are deeply inspiring….

REVIEW: “The Political System of Brazil” by Dana de la Fontaine, Thomas Stehnken

The Political System of Brazil, by Dana de la Fontaine, Thomas Stehnken Springer, ISBN: 978-3642400223 Copyright October 2015, Hardcover, 419 Pages The Political System of Brazil is incontestably intellectually-stimulating. The book very methodically and logically examines the Brazilian political system in its historical, political and socio-economic contexts. Customary of titles published by Springer, this book is unsurprisingly excellently…

REVIEW: “The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark” by Neil J. Sullivan

The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark, by Neil J. Sullivan Potomac Books, ISBN: 978-1612348155 Copyright December 2016, Hardcover, 296 Pages The Prometheus Bomb is a mostly well-written book on the Manhattan Project. Examination of the nuclear undertaking was aptly set against the political backdrop of the Roosevelt administration, and investigated in reference to…

REVIEW: “From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR” by Louis Sell

From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR, by Louis Sell Duke University Press Books, ISBN: 978-0822361954 Copyright August 2016, Paperback, 416 Pages A masterfully written book, From Washington to Moscow offers a comprehensive, magnificent, and primarily chronological narrative of the USSR—the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics—under the leadership of its General Secretaries—Leonid Brezhnev,…

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: “The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them” by Todd G. Buchholz

The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them, by Todd G. Buchholz Harper, ISBN: 978-0062405708 Copyright June 2016, Hardcover, 384 Pages The Price of Prosperity is a prized gem for history and politics enthusiasts. The book is densely packed with a myriad of historically-informed perspectives and content strategically positioned to elucidate fundamental political…