M. Hamann

Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (101 of 147)
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Medieval Monasticism: Forms of Religious Life in W&hellip by C.H. Lawrence
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good., 18 Oct 2013
This is a fairly thorough beginning medieval studies book. I assessed the book at (4) stars, only because the book read like a textbook. That is, it was easily forgettable. I can't put my finger on why I didn't really like it, as I find the subject of the book very interesting. Maybe the book tries to cover too much.
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: The shocking s&hellip by John Perkins
5.0 out of 5 stars no title..., 18 Oct 2013
I read this book pretty quickly. Although I am very far removed from the world of U.S. government project, the author's claims seem plausible. If you are a flag-waving patriot who accepts that what the U.S. does is good, because the U.S. does it, you will undoubtedly dislike this book. The author essentially points out the manner by which Americans (most unknowingly) maintain high standards of living: in part, by sabotaging other countries' infrastructure.
The A-z of Judo (Special interest) by Syd Hoare
I own maybe 7-8 books on Judo. This is easily my favorite. The holds and throws are nicely categorized, along with the source from which the move was taken. Also, the book explicitly states which moves are a part of the art of Judo, though banned in competition.