Educated

Educated

One occasionally hears of stories that defy belief. This quarter’s review deals with such a story, and perhaps some of you who have not read the book, will think it’s pure fabrication. Well, if nothing else, it will inspire you to read the book and see for yourselves....
Born a Crime

Born a Crime

Many of our readers would be familiar with Barack Obama’s memoirs of growing up in Hawaii with his single mother. This quarterly’s book bears similarities with that wonderful book – a young boy growing up with a single mother, though in Africa, but...
THE MARCHES

THE MARCHES

There are travel books, and then there are travel books! While Rory Stewart would take umbrage at someone calling him a “travel writer”, that is what he is, if understood as someone who writes about people as much as he writes about places. While not as seasoned a...
Quarterly Book Review

Quarterly Book Review

Original Highways The title of the book is surely apt, for the earliest means of travel in this great land we call Canada, was the canoe, gliding across bodies of water, usually rivers, sometimes lakes, for purposes of commerce or war. The earliest explorers, starting...
Quarterly Book Review

Quarterly Book Review

THE GREAT LEVELER Just when you thought you knew just about everything having to do with economic inequality, along comes a book whose title at first blush appears highly implausible, if not outrageous. The world could be considered to have enjoyed relatively even...