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Culture Wars in British Literature: Multiculturalism and National Identity by Tracy J. Prince
Culture Wars in British Literature: Multiculturalism and National Identity

Rhome, October 8, 2012

This book delivers on the promise of its provocative title. Although obviously written with the care of an academic, Culture Wars is suprisingly accessible and provides a nice history lesson about the evolution of cultural identity in an aging empire, post Pax-Britannica. Key chapters address class issues, and the problems concerning "black", Jewish, and other identities as expressed through the lens of British literature over the past 100 years. In this transitional age where a war of cultures exist, despite the ease with which ideas are shared across the Internet, this book provides a welcome reflection of where Britain (and by extension ourselves) have come from and perhaps its future.
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Portland's Goose Hollow (Images of America) by Tracy J. Prince
Portland's Goose Hollow (Images of America)

Rhome, May 26, 2011

Blaise Pascal, the French Mathematician from the 1600s, is famously quoted as apologizing in a letter for its length because he did not have the time to make it shorter. Such sentiments were also shared by Mark Twain, T.S. Eliot, Cicero, Thomas Jefferson, Einstein, and others.

It is obvious that Tracy Prince spent an enormous amount of time putting this book together. The sheer amount of information crammed into the deep subtitles for each marvelous picture, and her Introduction, is astounding. This book could indeed have been much longer; but it would not have contained any more information. And the author's work in synthesizing the information in easy-to-digest chunks is much more instructive than any large tomb could be. It was obviously meticulously researched, and you truly get a feel for the real history of a very interesting and eclectic Portland neighborhood. Hats off to Dr. Prince for a job well done on a story that needed telling.
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