Daniel F. Styer

Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (15 of 16)
Location: Wakeman, OH USA


Top Reviewer Ranking: 518,657 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 16
George W. Bush on God and Country: The President S&hellip by Bush/Freiling
3.0 out of 5 stars Read both, Jan. 25 2004
By all means, read this book. It will convince you that, time and again, President Bush has said the right thing. But don't read only this book. Read also Ron Suskind's "The Price of Loyalty", which will convince you that, time and again, President Bush has done the wrong thing even while saying the right thing.
This pattern of behavior brings to mind several words, such as "liar" and "fraud", but the one that fits best is "hypocrite".
Forest and Crag, 2nd: A History of Hiking, Trail B&hellip by Laura Waterman
It looks big, scholarly, and intimidating. It is big, scholarly, lively, fascinating, and fun. (I had it on the shelf for several years, afraid to bring it down because it was so thick. But once I started reading it -- short chapters, lively prose, cogent discussions -- I wished it were longer because I didn't want it to end.) Although obstensibly a history of trail-building in America's northeast, it is just as much a story of humanity's relation with the environment -- and in this role it is far more trenchant and closely reasoned than Simon Schama's "Landscape and Memory". When I started, I thought I would like only those chapters about mountain regions where I had already… Read more
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Ba&hellip by Sally Shaywitz M.D.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
This book contains large amounts of interesting and important information about dyslexia, much of which is not readily available elsewhere. It will be of interest to dyslexics, the friends and family of dyslexics, teachers, education administrators, and indeed to anyone who wonders about how people learn and how people think.
One particularly attractive feature of the book is that it covers many areas of concern: not just the science of dyslexia, but also the techniques of testing for dyslexia and teaching to dyslexics, the social and personal implications of dyslexia, policy and administrative implications of dyslexia, effective advocacy for a dyslexic child, misconceptions about… Read more