Book Reviews

The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid International Charity

by Michael Maren

New York: The Free Press, 1997. Hardcover, 287 pp. ISBN: 0684828006. Reviewed by Steven Hansch This book may be ordered online through Hunger Notes' bookstore. Every few years, a major publication critiques the aid industry not merely on the merits of specific projects, but on the p ...

Reviewed by Steven Hansch March 10, 2009

The Careless Society: Community and Its Counterfeits

by John McKnight

New York: Basic Books (HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.). 1995. Hardcover. 194 pp. ISBN: 0-465-09125-3. Reviewed by Ellen E. Wasserman, Consultant ...

Reviewed by Ellen Wasserman February 15, 2009

When Women Flourish….We Can End Hunger

by Bread for the World Institute

As leaders of churches and Christian organizations, we are called to labor in God’s work of ending hunger in the world. To achieve the goal of ending hunger by 2030, we know it will require the full participation and leadership of women. It is clear that our churches and ...

Empire of Cotton: A Global History

by Swen Beckert

Empire of Cotton” starts by describing cotton cultivation and the trade in cotton textiles going back to the Bronze Age. India and China were the most important early locations, but the continent with the least cotton in early times, Europe, was destined to play the major role in the cotton manufacturing t ...

Reviewed by Daniel Walker Howe Washington Post January 11, 2015

The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor

by Martin Meredith

Africa has been coveted for its riches ever since the era of the Pharaohs. In past centuries, it was the lure of gold, ivory, and slaves that drew fortune-seekers,merchant-adventurers, and conquerors from afar. In modern times ...

Reviewed by Howard W. French Washington Post January 2, 2015

All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn

by Jason Sokol

If, as many believe, America’s experiment in postracialism is over, then “All Eyes Are Upon Us” is a prescient book that offers a great deal to explain a national self-deception of stunning brevity. According to ...

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