Books & Media Reviews

The World’s Banker

by Sebastian Mallaby Hunger Notes July 30, 2009

This is a very entertaining and very informative book about international development. This book is about James Wolfensohn, the President of the World Bank, the World Bank itself, the largest institution charged with assisting the development of poorer countries, and the development challenges the B...

Reviewed By: Lane Vanderslice

Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy

by Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, Editors Hunger Notes May 30, 2009

Global Woman describes with firsthand insight the global patterns of relationships among people struggling to survive in the domestic service sector and in the illicit sex trade. The editors are among several others who have authored essays within, including Cheever, Salazar Parrenas, Hondagneu-Sote...

Reviewed By: Paula Smith-Vanderslice

The Politics of Food

by Joel Solkoff May 29, 2009

Sierra Club Books, San Francisco. 1985. Hardcover. 238 pp.ISBN: 0871568462. Reviewed by Paula Smith-Vanderslice This book may be ordered online through Hunger Notes' bookstore. This la...

Reviewed By: Paula Smith-Vanderslice

Scaling Up, Scaling Down: Overcoming Malnutrition in Developing Countries

by Thomas J. Marchione, Editor May 25, 2009

Thomas J. Marchione, Editor Gordon and Breach. 1999. Hardcover, paperback. ISBN: 9057005476 Reviewed by Steve Hansch ...

Reviewed By: Steve Hansch

World Hunger: 12 Myths

by Frances Moore Lappe, Joseph Collins, and Peter Rosset with Luis Esparza May 20, 2009

by Frances Moore Lappe, Joseph Collins, and Peter Rosset with Luis Esparza 2nd edition, 1998. New York: Grove Press. pp. 270. ISBN 0-8021-3591-9 Reviewed by Leo Vox ...

Reviewed By: Leo Vox

Famine in Africa: Causes, Responses, and Prevention

by Joachim von Braun, Tesfaye Teklu, and Patrick Webb May 13, 2009

By Joachim von Braun, Tesfaye Teklu, and Patrick Webb Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1998 International Food Policy Research Institute Washington D.C. Hardback, 1999. ISBN: 0801861217. Reviewed...

Reviewed By: Tom Marchione

Contested Frontiers in Amazonia

by Marianne Schmink and Charles H. Wood May 10, 2009

by Marianne Schmink and Charles H. Wood New York: Columbia University Press. 1992. 387 pp. ISBN: 0231076606 Reviewed by Keith Forbes This book may be ordered online through Hunger Notes' bookstore. This book deals with the colonization of ...

Reviewed By: Keith Forbes

Grace at the Table: Ending Hunger in God’s World

by David Beckmann and Arthur Simon May 2, 2009

By David Beckmann and Arthur Simon Paulist Press, 997 Macarthur Boulevard, Mahwah, New Jersey, 07430. 1999. Paperback. 219 pp. ISBN: 0-8091-3866-2. Reviewed by Berard L. Marthaler ...

Reviewed By: Berard L. Marthaler

The Globalization of Poverty

by Michel Chossudovsky April 30, 2009

By Michel Chossudovsky Zed Books Ltd. London and New Jersey. 1997. Paperback. 288 pp. ISBN: 1856494020. Reviewed by Leo Vox This book may be ordered online through Hunger N...

Reviewed By: Leo Vox

Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement

by Janet Poppendieck April 28, 2009

by Janet Poppendieck New York: Penguin Putnam Books. 1999. Hardcover. 354 pp. ISBN 0670880205. ...