Saturday, February 13, 2010

Update on My New Book Review Blog

About a month ago, I noted that on January 5, I had launched a new blog for purposes of archiving old and publishing new book reviews.

Although traffic to the new book review blog (Book Reviews by Rick Sincere) has been slow so far, the new weblog has already led to some new and interesting opportunities.

For example, the 35th  edition of the Book Review Blog Carnival, hosted by Home School Dad, features my review of Rose Marie's memoir, Hold the Roses. Moreover, I will be hosting the Book Review Blog Carnival on March 28.  (Watch for more announcements and requests for submissions.)

Another exciting development is that I have been chosen as one of four guest bloggers to cover the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book, which is scheduled to take place in Charlottesville from March 17 through March 21.

Since I last wrote about the new blog, I have added 20 more book reviews:
'Maritime Strategy for Medium Powers,' by Rear Admiral J. R. Hill
'A German Identity, 1770-1990,' by Harold James
'Conflict and Peacemaking in Multiethnic Societies,' edited by Joseph Montville
'With Enough Shovels:  Reagan, Bush, and Nuclear War,' by Robert Scheer
'South Africa: Revolution or Reconciliation?,' by Walter H. Kansteiner

'Danger and Survival: Choices about the Bomb in the First Fifty Years,' by McGeorge Bundy
'The War Powers Resolution: Its Implementation in Theory and Practice,' by Robert F. Turner
'And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic,' by Randy Shilts
'Lost Victory: A Firsthand Account of America's Sixteen-Year Involvement in Vietnam,' by William Colby
'A Law Unto Itself: Power, Politics, and the IRS,' by James Burnham

'Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery,' by Robert William Fogel
'Reader's Digest Illustrated History of South Africa: The Real Story'
'Elections and Democracy in Central America,' edited by John Booth and Mitchell Seligson
'The Mind of South Africa,' by Allister Sparks
'Middle Passage,' by Charles Johnson

'Europe's Neutral States: Partners or Profiteers in Western Security,' by Stephan Kux
'Regional Conflict and U.S. Policy: Angola and Mozambique,' edited by Richard Bloomfield
'The Wayward Professor,' by Joel J. Gold
'Mad Dreams, Saving Graces,' by Michael T. Kaufman
'Arming the Dragon: U.S. Security Ties with the People's Republic of China,' by A. James Gregor
The latest entries also include several examples of what I call "book notes," or book reviews no longer than a paragraph or two, drawn from old editions of terra nova and The Metro Herald.

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