Book Review Round-Up

I’ve been reviewing some interesting books for Foreword Reviews lately, and I thought I’d share those reviews with you. Hopefully they will introduce you to books you might be interested in reading. Enjoy!

 

Mary McAuliffe, Paris, City of Dreams. Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Creation of Paris. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).
The re-creation of Paris from a medieval urban maze to the city of lights and boulevards comes to life in Mary McAuliffe’s historical exposé Paris, City of Dreams.

 

 

 

Sam Van Schaik, Buddhist Magic. Divination, Healing, and Enchantment through the Ages (Shambala Publications, 2020).
Sam Van Schaik’s historical investigation Buddhist Magic reveals the significance and historical roots of magic in modern Buddhism.

 

 

 

 

Lynn M. Hudson, West of Jim Crow. The Fight against California’s Color Line. (University of Illinois Press, 2020).
California’s history of racist legislation against Black Americans is brought to light in Lynn M. Hudson’s West of Jim Crow.

 

 

In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

Books to Read About Why We Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

On May 5, 2015, I published the following post on Book Riot.

Books to Read About Why We Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

imagesHappy Cinco de Mayo!

It’s party time! We’ve got the piñata, the margaritas, the tequila with lemon and salt, and the tacos. But wait! Before you dip that tortilla chip in guacamole, have you ever asked yourself why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the first place?

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.