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Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's 'Orientalism'
Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's 'Orientalism'
by Ibn Warraq
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 25.00

23 of 64 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars a waste!, 22 Mar 2009
This book is a waste of time.
The author's attempt to establish a counter-thesis to Mr. Said's has failed badly. The book is a cut-and-paste from different sources then sprinkled with his own harsh-and-blind views on what makes East and West. The book is not even fair for the Western Civilization on the whole as it overlooks the achievements of many of the non-Caucasians who lived and provided a lot for the West.
Anyone who has read E. Said's work would quickly realize the difference between the weak arguments the reviewed book presents and what truly makes a well-established discourse.
If you are seeking a thesis that establishes how you should look at the Others and how you need to be a good reviewer, then do not waste a minute on reading this book. I wish I can rate it a Zero!
Run. And Run fast!
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Contemporary Orthodontics e-dition: Text with Continually Updated Online Reference, 4e
Contemporary Orthodontics e-dition: Text with Continually Updated Online Reference, 4e
by William R. Proffit DDS PhD
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 143.47

5.0 out of 5 stars the ultimate guide, 20 Mar 2009
Absolutely wonderful.
A true one-of-a-kind reference for all students and clinicians.
And its E-edition this book will deliver Orthodontics to you on a whole new level.
Buy it. NOW.


Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder
Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder
by Gilbert Achcar
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.74

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars powerful and right to the point, 20 Mar 2009
This book provides a counter-thesis to the famous thesis The Clash of Civilizations. It's a book full of eye-opening arguments and it sure will make you ponder upon many of the current affairs.
Buy it. Read it.
It's not flawless, but such arguments are needed at a time when most of what you hear and read are fabricated or manufactured.


In God's Name: An Investigation into the Murder of Pope John Paul I
In God's Name: An Investigation into the Murder of Pope John Paul I
by David A. Yallop
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a book that will make you think!, 24 July 2008
I have heard about this a book a lot. But you never appreciate such a piece of research and literature till you own it, read it, think about it, and then realize what a scary world we live in.

This book is about crime, corruption, and power. It does into so much details that will make your head spin but you never feel lost.

You are there in the middle of the storm, and you once you are done with the book you will know for sure that you will never look at the world the same way again... and this why you should own and read this book.

The most interesting point is that after all these years, none of his 'accusations' have been answerd or refuted.
Scary!


Tell Me Lies: Propaganda and Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq
Tell Me Lies: Propaganda and Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq
by David Miller
Edition: Paperback
Price: 22.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best books, 7 Jun 2008
I bought the book and I am pleased to say that I found what I was looking for. An extensive collection of articles full of rational arguments of what is going on in Iraq and the un-holy war that is still taking place there.
It provokes and probes and stimulates..
if you are after a journey of shocking truths this one is for you..
get it now and enjoy the ride!


Buzan Bites: Speed Reading: Accelerate Your Speed and Understanding for Success
Buzan Bites: Speed Reading: Accelerate Your Speed and Understanding for Success
by Tony Buzan
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.49

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars get it.. now!, 7 Jun 2008
If you are browsing this book then you are keen on improving your skills. Good for you.
This book is really good. Buy it and you wont regret it.
The reason I didnt give it a 'five' is that because you would expect more in-depth exercies and recommendations.
But still it's a really nice start on the way to speed reading.


An Introduction to Orthodontics
An Introduction to Orthodontics
by Laura Mitchell
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 7 Jun 2008
I have been a big fan of this book.
It's so easy to read while still being informative and professional. Not all books manage to do so.
This edition has some important updates.
If you are an Orthodontic postgrad student or an Orthodontist who likes to go back to basics occassionally then this book is for you.


Six Thinking Hats
Six Thinking Hats
by Edward de Bono
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars it makes a difference, 7 Jun 2008
This review is from: Six Thinking Hats (Paperback)
This is exactly what i like about most de Bono books. They cause an effect. They make a difference and they change the way you do things.
This book is a classic.
Read it once and it will get you excited.
Read it again and it will make you a better manager, leader, husband, and friend.
Simply amazing.


Girls of Riyadh
Girls of Riyadh
by Rajaa Alsanea
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars a waste!, 13 Nov 2007
This review is from: Girls of Riyadh (Hardcover)
The reason I gave this novel One star is because Amazon does not allow to rate it with a ZERO.

I am Arab, and am very open minded so I thought let me give this one a shot and see what is all this about, and I was so disappointed.

There is no clear structure or sound integrity.
It just focuses on some alleged life experiences (and some erotic fantasies) of some girls in middle Arabia; and seriously.. so what?
Why would readers spend money just to share some mild erotica or useless stories!

The language is poor to average, and the plot is very weak and in many places in the novel you would think: "where is this going to?"

The title is very misleading. Lots of people would buy this novel hoping to learn more about Arab culture or at least have an insight of how the life of Saudis or Arabs look like, and BOOM thy are hit with the reality this novel provids none of that.. just chit chat and fantasies..

It is not a piece of high class literature, and definitely not even good enough to be shared with your friend. Unless of course you plan to bore them to sleep.
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Malcolm X
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ultra great.., 28 July 2006
I wish i could go for more than 5 stars!
This is a book that you really have to start by reading the 'forward' fully... It will give you a taste of the rest of the book and it will guide through the different stages of Malcolm's life which -trust me- are many and very fascinating...
Malcolm has been very honest and made his visions and philosophies so clear for everyone and he easily admits his mistakes but also strongly adheres to his beliefs... This has made the great man he was... or shall I say he 'is'... In short he is a man who acknowledges his weaknesses but also is proud of his strength...
You will love this book... I know I did.


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