Quarterly Book Review Archives - Holdun
Dreams from My Father

Dreams from My Father

It’s not often I’ll read a book more than once, let alone twice. And yet, I have done just that, and realized in the process that there were parts or aspects of the book I did not recall from either of the previous two readings, which may say something about my...
The Power Elite

The Power Elite

Each one of us has a different definition of what we consider to be a “classic”. Though I had read this particular book a long, long time ago, it was only after a former colleague recommended it anew, that I decided to have a look. Well, it certainly has legs, as it’s...
The Education of an Idealist

The Education of an Idealist

We are all familiar with the notion that women have to try a little harder if they are to succeed in the workplace. I emphasize the word notion, as I’ve never believed it; indeed, some of the best people I’ve worked with were women, who didn’t appear to make any...
Last Hope Island

Last Hope Island

It is perhaps timely that I should be reviewing this book at this particular juncture in England’s history, when its relationship with Europe is, once again, being questioned by at least certain elements of its population. The irony, of course, is that the forebears...