Memoir Book Reviews

The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine

I didn’t know a thing about Somaly Mam or AEFSIP when I picked up this little memoir at the library. Human trafficking has been a well known issue in Southeast Asia that is still prevalent today despite humanitarian efforts. It is a horrible industry that continues to grow and effects even my home country, the Philippines. This memoir details Somaly’s …

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History Book Reviews

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II

It’s truly difficult rating a book like this. Many critics have slammed this book for the author’s obvious bias, one-sided presentation, and argumentative tone throughout the book. From a historian’s point of view this is bad history because there will always be at least one side that sees things differently. Taking such a polarizing stance with a delicate subject can …

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