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What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been
What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been
by Robert Cowley
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting Book, July 7 2003
This book seems like it really nails down good the major turning points in World History and provides very insightful alternate outcomes. My only complaint was that the reader is better off being very learned in all kinds of history because for when the book gives you what really happened and then gives you what could have happened and you are reading it parts at a time, it is very easy to confuse fact with fiction. To combat this problem I guess if the reader is not a history buff then the reader ought to read a chapter in one sitting. The book also seemed loaded with expressions of speech not easily understood by all and the English was hard to follow at times.

Practical Visual Basic 6
Practical Visual Basic 6
by Bob Reselman
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 26.45
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average book, July 7 2003
There is no easy way in evaluating this book. One can always say the classic response, ï¿It was all rightï¿ and just walk away.
The book had much more examples to look at than in had tutorial type examples. It was fast reading. In the sample code the book teaches you the code by mixing it with other new concepts that will be explained later on. This somewhat leaves one with a funny feeling that the whole is not yet fully understood. Most of the sample applications, though sometimes very long in code, are not exactly real world applications. The book seems much easier than what it appears to be. A number of chapters, such as Activex components and data forms, cannot be done with the Learners Edition of Visual Basic thats provided in the book cd.

UNIX: Visual QuickStart Guide
UNIX: Visual QuickStart Guide
by Deborah S. Ray
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful book, March 18 2003
This book contains a lot of worthless material due to the fact that my job does not require knowing, such as the topics on the internet, e-mail, and installing UNIX software, but of course, for other users this stuff might be useful. The small bit of information that was useful has certainly made a large difference in my daily workings with UNIX, which more than compensates for the sections that were not useful. Such topics include the uses of the semicolon, piping, redirecting, and scripts. The book is easy to read, sells at a good price, and contains good reference appendixes.

The Ten Thousand: A Novel of Ancient Greece
The Ten Thousand: A Novel of Ancient Greece
by Michael Curtis Ford
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 9.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Moving Book, March 15 2003
This book presents a good adventure story with a focus on the will to survive. The book fits very well with the true historical accounts of the march. The battle scene at Cunaxa was described with deadly precision. The ordeals that these Greeks went through were incredibly brutal. That war is hell is evident from this story. The book is easy to read. I read it in eight days. The story has its similarities to Homer's Odyssey.

Common Statistical Methods for Clinical Research: With SAS Examples
Common Statistical Methods for Clinical Research: With SAS Examples
by Glenn A. Walker
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of a kind, March 15 2003
This book is very instructive for those interested in the pharmaceutical field or might already be in, especially for those not having a statistics degree. The different tests are explained and tell you for what situations they can be applied to. Good examples with SAS code and sample data are provided. For most problems, manual calculations are shown before doing them in SAS. This book was not that easy to digest though. Multiple reading will make the material more clear.

Logic: A Very Short Introduction
Logic: A Very Short Introduction
by Graham Priest
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 10.76
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Though an intro, certainly not easy, March 7 2003
This was a very good and hard book on logic. I had to re-read all the chapters, up to four times on some, to get a good grasp of the concepts. I learned some interesting things. For example, not only can statements be either true or false, statements can also be neither true nor false, both true and false, or have various degrees of truthness combined with various degrees of falseness. The book also contains nice and serious logical refutations on a couple of famous arguments for the existence of god that will make any believer a non-believer. Simply Excellent!

Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin
by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 8.50
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very powerful book, Feb. 18 2003
If we must never forget the evils of slavery then this book is the vehicle for achieving that aim. Empathy is the key word when reading this book. If you are the type of rebel reader who wants to read books that others don't want you to read, others such as those who believe that slavery was justified or that the South won the civil war, then this book is for you. My only complaint was that there was too much religion, even though religion was very much a part of the slavery culture. Christ figures abound!

How Proust Can Change Your Life
How Proust Can Change Your Life
by Alain De Botton
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 12.27
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very informative character analysis, Feb. 15 2003
This book was a very interesting treatise on human characters, not to mention Proust himself. Makes a good companion for the novel that it references, In Search of Lost Time if I'm not mistaken. Though not an easy reading at times, it certainly is worth digesting. I do sympathize with Proust on how sick one can become from listening to other people speak in cliches. Even better was Alan's The Consolations of Philosophy.

SQL: Visual QuickStart Guide
SQL: Visual QuickStart Guide
by Chris Fehily
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Start Your Queries Now!, Feb. 15 2003
Excellent book for learning SQL. This little books seems to pack a big punch in everything there is to know about SQL. There are around 200 to 300 sample queries, that start from the basics to nice fancy ones. You will learn about subsetting, fucntions, grouping, joins, subqueries, set operations, indexes, views, data definition language, and much more. For every topic you will get instructions on how its done in about the five most common SQL implementations.

Basic Logic
Basic Logic
by Richard L. Mendelsohn
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding book!, Feb. 15 2003
This review is from: Basic Logic (Paperback)
I found this book to be a very fine one for those first time logic learners. The book is worthwhile for re-reading on a regular basis. So far I re-read it two times. This book is very helpful for daily living. It comes in handy for computer programming when you have to specify conditions, in queries for example or for subsetting data. Gives a good review of invalid argument types so if you ever run into them, such as when politicians speak in such arguments (ex. "You are either with us or against us"), the better logically equiped reader will not be mislead. Start studying Lgic now!

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