Book Reviews

Bangkok Tattoo, by John Burdett

Posted June 2, 2005 by Joe Eskenazi

Welcome to Bangkok, where life is cheaper than the phony Rolex watches and Armani suits hawked by cacophonous, perspiring vendors in the public square. Ladies of the night * or even the late afternoon * finance their addiction to narcotics
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Emanicipation Betrayed, by Paul Ortiz

Posted May 5, 2005 by Randy Shaw

Paul Ortiz’s Emancipation Betrayed is one of those rare books that alters much of what we know about American history. Ortiz’s account of Africa-American political life in Florida from Reconstruction to 1920 uncovers a previously unknown level of successful grassroots
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America (The Book), by Jon Stewart

Posted March 31, 2005 by E. "Doc" Smith

On a recent trip to the hot tubs of Calistoga, I came across a hilarious book amid the sulfur steam, Jon Stewart’s “America, (The Book)”. When I returned home, my friends back in D.C. called to tell me about a
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The Death of Che Guevera by Jay Cantor

Posted March 10, 2005 by Michael Gause

Towards the end of Jay Cantor’s novel The Death of Che Guevera, Guevera’s friend and would-be biographer Ponco muses, “It doesn’t matter how many times I write ‘The End’; it’s not over.” That reference to Ponco’s incessant inability to finish
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