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Book Review–Vertebrobasilar Ischemia and Hemorrhage – Clinical Findings, Diagnosis and Management of Posterior Circulation Disease, Second edition

Author: Louis R. Caplan, MD Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 594 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani In his Foreword to this detailed second edition of this book by Dr. Louis R. Caplan on posterior circulation disease, Dr. C. Miller Fisher that in the 1950s, “there was no therapy for the stroke patient. A stroke was a stroke was a stroke.”  What happened after that? Anticoagulants were introduced, and vascular surgery followed.  As a consequence, Dr. Miller continues: “medicine was for the first time faced with the task of investigating the pathology and pathophysiology of the many types of...

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Book Review – The Cambridge World History of Slavery

Volume 1 – The Ancient Mediterranean World – 620 pages Editors: Keith Bradley and Paul Cartledge Volume 3 – AD 1420 to 1804 AD – 762 pages Editors: David Eltis and Stanley L. Engerman Volume 4 – 1804 AD to 2016 AD – 705 pages Editors: David Eltis and Stanley L. Engerman, Seymour Drescher, and David Richardson Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – Total 2,087 pages in 3 volumes Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram The Cambridge World History of Slavery spans around two millennia (2,000 years) from the first century up to the year 2016. Only three of four volumes...

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Book Review-Dancing through Life–Indulge Your Dreams and Pursue Life’s Possibilities

Author: Allen T. Brown Publisher:  Greenleaf Book Group Press – 140 pages Book Review by: Kumar Balani The author of this book Allen T. Brown learned to dance in his mid-eighties. Thereafter, he became the top amateur ballroom dancer in the United States. He also became a multi-millionaire, turning a $12 investment into $30 million. These two accomplishments – in dancing and in becoming a multi-millionaire – have to do, I believe, with your intense desire and your self-challenge to dare to do what you initially think is difficult, if not impossible. How many people do you know, who...

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Book Review – Cambridge Handbook of Literary Authorship

Editors: Ingo Berensmeyer, Gert Buelens and Marysa Demoor Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 491 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram This is a unique book that surveys and analyzes the myriad meanings of literary authorship from prehistoric times (e.g. cuneiform writings) to the present day. Spanning from around 3,000 BCE to our present digital age, this wide-ranging study also looks at what authorship of literary work means (or historically meant) and implies (or implied in the past) in different cultures and settings in the Eastern and Western worlds. To provide you a brief overview, we have simply laid out...

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Book Review – The Book in Britain, Volume VII – The Twentieth Century and Beyond

Editors: Andrew Nash, Claire Squires, and I.R. Willison Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 766 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram This book is an authoritative and broad survey as well as an in-depth analysis of some areas of the history of the book in the United Kingdom in the twentieth century. It is the final volume in a series of seven books. It is about authorship, bookselling, printing and publishing, as well as readership. You will find valuable information about how knowledge of many aspects of human activities and lives in Britain was shared in the twentieth century and...

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