Bert Krages

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (6 of 7)
Location: Portland, OR United States
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Bert Krages is an attorney and published author in Portland, Oregon.


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At War At Sea by Ronald Spector
At War At Sea by Ronald Spector
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Insights, April 7 2004
The author takes an interesting approach to describing the evolution of naval warfare during the twentieth century. He describes the development of technologies in conjunction with the training and treatment of the men in different navies at different times and shows the ramifications in selected battles. One aspect that make this book particularly interesting is that the author discusses the inner machinations of the Tsarist, WWI German and British, WWII Japanese, and post-WWII Soviet navies; material that has not been comprehensively and collectively covered in other books. Another aspect is the author's selection of the battles to show how naval warfare occurred in practice. Instead of… Read more
The Eclipse of Art: Tackling the Crisis in Art Tod&hellip by Julian Spalding
I found this book to be interesting and well stated even though I did not agree with everything the author says. The basic premise of the book is that modern art has lost touch with modern audiences because it has little to say that is relevant to people. With too many artists seeking to capitalize on shock value, "statements" about non-art as art, and making the artist into the center of attention, modern art is becoming a backwater where people will say they like some works even though they love none of them. Some good points about the book are its questioning whether modern art is even trying to reflect the current times and whether much of what is called art is even art at all. I… Read more
No Crueler Tyrannies: Accusation, False Witness, a&hellip by Dorothy Rabinowitz
5.0 out of 5 stars The power of accusation, Sept. 24 2003
Americans tend to put great faith in their justice system but, despite the legal doctrine of the presumption of innocence, they also tend to assume that persons accused of crimes are in fact guilty. This book deals with the power of accusations, in combination with dubious expert testimony, to undermine a person's right to a fair hearing and result in the incarceration of innocent individuals. It focuses on some of the most public sex abuse prosecutions during the 1980's and 1990's and shows how justice was subverted by a combination of overzealous "experts," unfair limitations on the defendants' ability to present exculpatory evidence, and the vagaries of the appeals process. These cases,… Read more