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Hokkaido Highway Blues: Hitchhiking Japan by Will Ferguson
This is more a review of some of the more negative reviews seen here than of the excellent book itself, but to get that out of the way, Hokaido Highway Blues AKA Hitching Rides With The Buddha is an excellent travelogue filled with mild adventure, humour, and cogent insight. Together with other western writers about Japan, such as the droll British cyclist Josie Dew, Mr Ferguson is being victimized by people who apparently spend their lives quivering with repressed rage about racism and who burst out with (for instance) bad Amazon reviews at the slightest opportunity. Well, Mr F is patently no racist and merely describing things that people might not want to hear does not make him even a… Read more
Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America by James Webb
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I find it sad, somehow, that this book hasn't been previously reviewed on this Canadian site, after all these years since publication. Webb has written an excellent introduction to the history of a group many of us in Canada are descended from, and which probably made a greater contribution to the shaping of the USA and also of Canada than any other. The Scots Irish of the title were first planted by English authorities in Ulster in the 16th century and after about 100 years began to emigrate in large numbers to the 13 Colonies where they became the people of the colonial frontier, living on the sharp edge between the native peoples and the established settlers. Hawkeye in the Last of the… Read more
Mourning the Unborn Dead A Buddhist Ritual Comes t&hellip by Jeff Wilson
>>> I am pasting on my personal review of this excellent book from Amazon.com as below, with the addition of this little preface about the Canadian vs the US price. Canadian buyers will have to work out the economics, personal and global, of the matter, but the price seen here is, to say the least, higher than on Amazon.com. <<<

Jeff Wilson is a modern and highly regarded student of religion with a particular interest in Buddhism as it enters America and is developing and changing here. He has a particular expertise in Japanese practices.

For those who are interested in learning about the Buddhist ceremony for stillborn and aborted children as found in both… Read more