Alexander O'Neill

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (6 of 6)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 40,661 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 6
Sanskrit-English Dictionary: Etymologically & Phil&hellip by Sir Monier Monier-Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied, Feb. 10 2013
For the price, one would expect a pamphlet, but indeed this had more than met my expectations. It is in fact the full Monier Williams S-E Dictionary.

The only complaints one could give are that some pages are poorly printed, cutting off the writing at the bottom - but such can only be expected for the price I paid.
A Brief History of Germany by Jason Philip Coy
A Brief History of Germany by Jason Philip Coy
The author, for some reason, is obsessed with writing in a non-chronological manner, using 'topics' to lead his sections. The author will not only repeat and go over the same information from section to section, but will also go over the same information WITHIN each section.

The time dedicated to the medieval period was very poor and the author prefers discussing it in terms of overall developments, scanning over the majority of Emperors and mentioning only the major ones.

Furthermore, the narrative has no innovations at all, no new insights, there was absolutely no need to write this book, it seems as if the author wrote it because he was commissioned to do so. All… Read more
The Truth about Canada: Some Important, Some Aston&hellip by Mel Hurtig
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly as Advertised, Sept. 4 2011
Reading this book you will learn 100% "Some Important, Some Astonishing, and Some Truly Appalling Things All Canadians Should Know About Our Country." Mel's presentation isn't poetry, it is a book of facts which point out the dismal state of Canada. Very rarely are they used to draw any specific conclusions, and when they are I can hardly say that they're very disagreeable arguments.

Another reviewer (Chris Horlacher), who appears to have put the book down before getting half way through the first chapter, has misrepresented Mel's argument on healthcare. Mel is arguing that Canada has high expenditure on private healthcare, and that this is pulling down the efficiency of our… Read more