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Featured Review - Intractable Dilemmas in the Energy-Rich Eastern Mediterranean 31 March 2017

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. We put our authors at the centre of everything we do, and this month we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase Danyel Reiche’s review of Aris Petasis’ edited collection Intractable Dilemmas in the Energy-Rich Eastern Mediterranean. Danyel is an Associate Professor for Comparative Politics at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard University Institute for Quantitative Social Science.


"The nine chapters of Intractable Dilemmas deal with the timely topic of cooperation among the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Basin (EMB: Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece). It centers on their tumultuous past and their desperate need to find a new path. Colonialism, clashes of identities, and competition over economic resources have prevented them from resolving their historical conflicts, let alone fostering regional cooperation. Discoveries in recent years of significant hydrocarbon resources in the Nile Delta Basin and the Levantine Basin have found the EMB countries unprepared for collaboration. [...] [This] volume is a must-read for all who wish to learn about the complexities of exploiting Eastern Mediterranean natural resources."

–Danyel Reiche, Middle East Quarterly 24:1 (2017)


To find out more about Intractable Dilemmas in the Energy-Rich Eastern Mediterranean, click here. To read Danyel’s review for Middle East Quarterly in full, click here.

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Featured Review: De-constructing Dahl 31 January 2017

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. We put our authors at the centre of everything we do, and this month we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase Carousel’s review of Laura Viñas Valle’s title De-constructing Dahl. Carousel: The Guide to Children’s Books is published three times a year and featured a review of De-constructing Dahl in its regular feature Roundabout, in which Laura’s book was praised as being of “immense interest” to Dahl scholars and enthusiasts.


"Over the years, there has been very little academic literature published on Roald Dahl. The 100th anniversary since his birth is a fitting time for a new work to appear. De-constructing Dahl by Laura Viñas Valle provides a thorough overview of the criticism used to discuss Dahl and addresses his ability to write successfully for both children and adults. The author focuses on matters that surround the texts including the packaging of Dahl as a children's writer. She delves into the relationship between Dahl's children's and adult fiction and explores common traits that bring his work together. This title will be of immense interest to those who are keen to delve deeper into the phenomenon that is Roald Dahl."

–Carousel: The Guide to Children's Books, 63 (2016)


To find out more about De-constructing Dahl, click here.

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Featured Review: Jamaican Speech Forms in Ethiopia 30 November 2016

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by established scholars in their respective fields. This month, we would like to highlight a particularly noteworthy review of one of our books.

In an interview with Times Higher Education, the eminent linguist and author David Crystal was asked to recommend a book to their readers. David chose to acclaim Renato Tomei’s recent title Jamaican Speech Forms in Ethiopia: The Emergence of a New Linguistic Scenario in Shashamane, and described it as “fascinating”.


"When I visited Perugia last year, Renato Tomei from [the University for Foreigners of] Perugia gave me a copy of his book ‘Jamaican Speech Forms in Ethiopia: The Existence of a New Linguistic Scenario in Shashamane’. It turned out to be a fascinating account of the way Jamaican English has influenced speech in a Rastafarian community a long way from the Caribbean, bringing together linguistics, anthropology, musicology and cultural history."

–David Crystal, Times Higher Education


To find out more about Jamaican Speech Forms in Ethiopia: The Emergence of a New Linguistic Scenario in Shashamane, click here. To read the full interview with David, click here.

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Featured Review: Technolife 2035: How Will Technology Change Our Future? 31 October 2016

This month, we are delighted to showcase a particularly noteworthy review by Vitali Vitaliev. Vitali is Features Editor at E&T Magazine, and has previously worked for newspapers and magazines in Russia, England, Scotland, Australia and Ireland. In his review of Technolife 2035: How Will Technology Change Our Future? by Elina and Kari Hiltunen, he describes their title as “the book like no other.”


"He who predicts the future is lying, even when he is right,' according to an old saying. Courageously, the authors of this extraordinary book – two prominent Finnish futurists – quote this adage themselves in the Introduction. Indeed, this is the book like no other. The Hiltunens have come up with something that was very much needed: a book of futuristic analysis of technological trends which is accessible to almost everyone, not just to scientists and engineers, albeit the latter will undoubtedly enjoy reading it too."

–Vitali Vitaliev, Engineering & Technology


To find out more about Technolife 2035: How Will Technology Change Our Future?, please click here. To read Vitali’s review in full, click here.

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In the first instance, following publication our dedicated Reviews Editor will contact individuals and publications from our wide-ranging list of contacts. We have up to 20 review copies to send directly to any interested scholars or publications as standard. We appreciate that our authors have specialist knowledge in their subject areas, and we always welcome suggestions of potential reviewers both during and after publication.

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Featured Review: The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs 30 September 2016

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. We put our authors at the centre of everything we do, and this month we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase the Year's Work in English Studies review of Peter Cochran’s title The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs: New and Unpublished Essays and Papers. The Year's Work in English Studies is the qualitative narrative bibliographical review of scholarly work on English language and literatures written in English. It is the largest and most comprehensive work of its kind and the oldest evaluative work of literary criticism.


"The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs is an invaluable collection of the late Peter Cochran’s essays and papers written over twenty years. An independent scholar, Cochran was a leading authority on Byron for decades, and many of these essays have not been published before or even heard in public. [...] The essay from which the book gets its title is a tour de force of documentation, detailing the way Byron’s Memoirs were destroyed days after his death was announced. Each essay in this collection benefits from Cochran’s interest in contemporary issues—from geopolitics to sexual politics. [...] The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs affords its readers an insight into the enormous importance of Cochran’s work to Byron studies over the years."

–Matthew Ward, The Year's Work in English Studies, 95: 1 (2016)


To find out more about The Burning of Byron’s Memoirs: New and Unpublished Essays and Papers, click here. To read the review in full, click here (p.713, requires subscription).

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Featured Review: Sun & Sea Tourism: Fantasy and Finance of the All-Inclusive Industry 31 August 2016

This month, we are delighted to showcase Dr Mark Hampton’s review of Linda Ambrosie’s title Sun & Sea Tourism: Fantasy and Finance of the All-Inclusive Industry. Mark is Reader in Tourism Management at the University of Kent and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and praises Linda’s title as making “a real contribution to our understanding of modern tourism multinationals.”


"Ambrosie's work significantly adds to our understanding of how the offshore world further reduces the benefits of this all-inclusive tourism to the host countries. [...] The book ... makes a real contribution to our understanding of modern tourism multinationals and how tax and tourism are, in fact, increasingly intertwined in the global economy with growing negative impacts for host destinations and local communities."

–Dr Mark Hampton, Tax Justice Focus, 11:1 (2016)


To find out more about Sun & Sea Tourism: Fantasy and Finance of the All-Inclusive Industry, click here. To read Mark’s review in full, click here (PDF).

We are always very happy to hear from authors with reviews of their titles and have published an ever-increasing number of reviews on our website. Being well-reviewed is a strong selling point for any book, and at Cambridge Scholars we have a number of ways in which we can help authors and editors to this end.

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Featured Review: Oscar Wilde’s Elegant Republic 27 July 2016

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. We put our authors at the centre of everything we do, and this month we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase Peter Dunwoodie’s review of David Charles Rose’s title Oscar Wilde's Elegant Republic: Transformation, Dislocation and Fantasy in fin-de-siècle Paris. Peter is Emeritus Professor of French Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, and praised David’s title for its elucidation of Oscar Wilde’s Parisian environment.


"Oscar Wilde's multiple visits to Paris are well known ... but for many readers, what is less clear is what Paris was all about - reality and cliches or literary fantasies don't always go well together. In Oscar Wilde's Elegant Republic, David Charles Rose looks to remedy this by proposing a socio-cultural cartography drawn from three main areas: transformation, dislocation and fantasy. His stated purpose is to 'influence our understanding of both Wilde’s creativity and his social position' (175), and this book makes it possible to better grasp the many facets of his environment and to better understand the relevance of the famous contrast between the work and the life of a genius."

–Peter Dunwoodie, Rue des Beaux Arts


To find out more about Oscar Wilde's Elegant Republic: Transformation, Dislocation and Fantasy in fin-de-siècle Paris, click here. To read Peter’s review in full, click here.

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Featured Review: In Search of Agamemnon: Early Travellers to Mycenae 30 June 2016

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. We put our authors at the centre of everything we do, and this month we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase Tim Murray’s review of In Search of Agamemnon: Early Travellers to Mycenae, edited by Dudley Moore, Edward Rowlands and Nektarios Karadimas. Tim is Charles La Trobe Professor of Archaeology and Director of the Centre for the Archaeology of the Modern World, based at La Trobe University, Australia.


“I freely admit that I was a bit skeptical about whether yet another book about the history of Mycenae was going to add much more to our stock of knowledge about the place, but I am equally happy to admit that I was wrong. In Search of Agamemnon is at once an introduction to the history of the place as we have come to understand it since ancient times, and a history of the attempts by antiquaries, Grand Tourists, historians and, latterly, archaeologists to get to grips with the Mycenaean world and its legacy. In Search of Agamemnon is an excellent addition to the literature about Mycenae. It is both thoughtful and knowledgeable and thereby enhances our understanding of antiquarianism in the long 19th century.”

–Tim Murray, Bulletin of the History of Archaeology


To find out more about In Search of Agamemnon: Early Travellers to Mycenae, click here. To read Tim’s review in full, click here.

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Featured Review: Organisational Anatomy: A Manager’s Guide to a Healthy Organisation 29 April 2016

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. We put our authors at the centre of everything we do, and this month we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase Courtney Fingar’s review of Oleg Konovalov’s title Organisational Anatomy: A Manager’s Guide to a Healthy Organisation, a title in our new Towards the Twenty-First Century Organization Series. Courtney is the Editor-in-Chief of fDi Magazine (published by the Financial Times) and Head of Content at fDi Intelligence, and critiqued Oleg’s title as an “insightful yet pragmatic book”.


“In debates over campaign financing, the US presidential elections of 2012 saw the question arise of whether companies could be classed as 'people' and therefore enjoy certain rights to make political contributions. It was a heated issue, and a question that is impossible to solve to everyone's satisfaction. But whether or not a company is a 'person', it certainly functions as an organism in many important ways and can be treated and analysed as such. In an insightful yet pragmatic book, Oleg Konovalov gets under the skin of the company as an organism, and explains how to help it function best. A highly useful read for any manager.”

–Courtney Fingar, fDi Magazine


To find out more about Organisational Anatomy: A Manager’s Guide to a Healthy Organisation, click here.

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Featured Review: Art in the Age of Emergence 29 February 2016

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed in reviews and endorsements by eminent scholars in their respective fields, and we would like to take this opportunity to highlight one such review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase Professor John Seed’s review of Michael Pearce’s title Art in the Age of Emergence. John is a painter, writer and curator, and is currently Professor of Art and Art History at Mt. San Jacinto College in southern California. In an article for the Huffington Post, John praises Michael’s book for breaking new ground and believes it is a “genuine conversation-starter”.


“Serious discussions about emergence have been appearing in other fields since the postwar era, especially in physics, chemistry and biology. Michael Pearce's book is the first major effort to use emergence as a model for aesthetic theory. Pearce takes an interdisciplinary approach, weaving together quotes and observations by archaeologists, art historians, evolutionary biologists, philosophers, physicists, semioticians, and theologians. Partly a personal meditation, but also an exploration of scientific and philosophical ideas, Art in the Age of Emergence is intended to challenge the current orthodoxies of contemporary aesthetics. [It] is a dense book that is ultimately quite optimistic, and a genuine conversation-starter.”

—Professor John Seed, Huffington Post


To find out more about Art in the Age of Emergence, click here. To read Professor Seed’s review in full, click here.

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