Indie book reviews

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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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THE WIZARD OF SACRAMENTO: Governor Jerry Brown

By William Smithers
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

THE WIZARD OF SACRAMENTO is a rebuttal to the chorus of praise showered on Former California Governor Jerry Brown.

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BECOMING AMERICAN: A POLITICAL MEMOIR

By Cary D. Lowe
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Cary D. Lowe tells the story of his life: from growing up in postwar Europe as the son of an intelligence officer, to his immigration...

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IMAGINATIVE COMMUNITIES: Admired Cities, Regions and Countries

By Robert Govers
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

The political/current events volume IMAGINATIVE COMMUNITIES: Admired Cities, Regions and Countries by Robert Govers explores why aspects of the world as we currently experience it...

SOLAR DIVIDENDS

By Robert Stayton
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

SOLAR DIVIDENDS presents a novel policy proposal to solve grinding poverty and the climate crisis at once.

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THE DNA OF DEMOCRACY

By Richard C. Lyons
Rating:
4.3 / 5.0

Author Richard C. Lyons draws on history, political philosophy and legendary stories to describe the birth of American democracy.

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MENDING THE FLAG, HEALING THE WORLD

By Andy Bilik
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

A Canadian pundit offers a northern take on today’s political turmoil and offers some innovative solutions in MENDING THE FLAG, HEALING THE WORLD.

KINGDOM OF GOD

By Levi Stern
Rating:
1.5 / 5.0

A man is selected by Iehova himself to be ruler of a newly reorganized world, in order to guide humans to become their higher selves.

Exploration into politics and philosophy through history in: A RIGHT TO EXIST: WHOSE RIGHTS ARE THESE?

By John Jeffrey
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

A thought provoking exploration of how the principals of freedom and opportunity enshrined – if in rhetoric only – in the Constitution have gradually expanded...

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Homeless Hero

By Mike Tapscott
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A man investigates the lives of the homeless and those who work with them, in an attempt to discover why people become and/or stay homeless.

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Gathering Strength: Conversations With Afghan Women

By Peggy Kelsey
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

"Gathering Strength" lifts the veils from all of Afghanistan's female population through conversations with a cross-section of Afghan women from her visits to the country...

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Justice in America: How it Works – How it Fails

By Russell F. Moran
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

It doesn’t take much to realize when someone has “wronged” us. Yet Russell F. Moran’s Justice in America: How it Works – How it Fails...

Death with Dignity

By Robert Orfali
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Death with Dignity is author Robert Orfali’s passionate and persuasive argument for legalized physician-assisted dying, based on personal opinion and experience and extensive research into...

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