Book vs Article Review

It took me a while to find a review on a history book. I did not know what to look for, but then I decided to try to find a book review on a book I am currently using in another history class. The book review I found is: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=8414. This is a book review of “American Colonies: The Settling of North America.” I think this book review is well done and is very fair to Alan Taylor (the author). The book review was written by Nancy L. Hagedorn, from the History department at SUNY Fredonia. It was published in November 2003. This book review does a great job pointing out the good aspects of the book and the poor aspects of it. Nancy really liked the way Taylor wrote this book.

The article review I found was: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/ahr.114.2.520. Tore T. Peterson reviewed W. Taylor Fain’s article, “American Ascendance and British Retreat in the Persian Gulf Region“. This is a good article review. It outlines the positive things and the negative things about Fain’s original article. This article actually talks about my research topic, which is why I was interested to read it. This article does a great job of reviewing the original article.

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