Books

Book Review: “With Lawrence in Arabia” by Lowell Thomas

(1924) (Hutchinson & Co. – 317 pages) Reviewer – Rob Wood “With Lawrence in Arabia” by Lowell Thomas is one of the classic adventure biographies of all time. It covers the turbulent life of Lawrence of Arabia, with special consideration for his antics in the Middle Eastern campaigns of World War One. Thomas was commissioned…

Book Review: “India: A History” by John Keay

(HarperCollins – 576 pages) Reviewer – Luke Brown India: a history, by John Keay, attempts to chart the course of the history of India from around 3000 BC to the end of the century just passed, in one volume. It was always going to be a tough task. 5,000 years contains an immense amount of…

Book Review: “Caucasus” by Nicholas Griffin

(Review – 240 pages) Reviewer – Luke Brown “Mountain Men and Holy Wars” Ominously, Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter, in his book The Grand Chessboard, stated that, geopolitically, there is no more important area in the world than the Caucasus. His reasons, as cited in Nicholas Griffin’s fascinating “Caucasus,”…

Book Review: Route 66 AD by Tony Perrottet

Following the route of ancient generals from Pompeii to Egypt. Every week there seems to be an addition to the travel books currently adorning the shelves at the local bookstore. It occurred to me that this was a bizarre phenomenon. Especially since these books not only recount the travels, but also describe the “personal journey”…