Stewart Kiff

Stewart Kiff
Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,275
Helpful votes received on reviews: 71% (170 of 241)
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
In My Own Words:
I am a political consultant based in Toronto, Ontario. I enjoy non-fiction books on history and politics and will also have eclectic interests in other fields.

Politics, History, Military History, especially modern wars and the American Civil War.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,275 - Total Helpful Votes: 170 of 241
The Big Shift: The Seismic Change In Canadian Poli&hellip by Darrell Bricker
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I really like books that you can pick up and read easily and without getting bogged down in too much jargon. For a book on the very esoteric field of Canadian political ideology, "The Big Shift" does a great job.

I was able to pick this up and quickly understand the primary thesis, and read the fairly weighty text without problems. In fact, this has been written in a very conversational and passionate style that will appeal to most people who actually hope to read the books they purchase.

So first off, big points for being approachable and understandable.

Secondly, the big idea - "The Big Shift" is truly a big idea; meaning - the reader truly gets some… Read more
Fight the Right: A Manual for Surviving the Coming&hellip by Warren Kinsella
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
I was looking forward to reading Warren Kinsella's new book "Fight the Right." Kinsella is an "all in" kind of guy, meaning when he has an opinion, he goes all in on supporting it. The theme of "Fight the Right" while cliched and doctrinaire, was nonetheless intriguing. And when Kinsella is good, he can be very interesting.

The marketing and the outside of the book is excellent - clear, provocative, passionate - just what I was expecting from the book itself.

The book, itself, is a real disappointment.

Kinsella is a great practitioner of political strategy. As a political philosopher, however, he sucks.

Unfortunately, this book is about… Read more
28 Seconds: A True Story of Addiction, Injustice, &hellip by Michael Bryant
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I recommend this really unusual book by former AG and former MPP Michael Bryant.

At its core, 28 seconds is an unpleasant story of the "28 Seconds" that changed Michael Bryant's life. One evening while returning from an anniversary dinner with his prominent lawyer wife, his car bumped an inebriated and belligerent Darcy Sheppard. In the resulting altercation, Sheppard was killed after attacking Bryant and his wife while they sat in the car and tried to avoid him.

Sheppard was ultimately found responsible in part for his own death. But not before fate reduced Bryant's stature, his fortune, and his marriage to nothing.

Michael Bryant in this book talks about… Read more