Unformatted text preview: manuscript. While writing your review, avoid such clichés as deeming the author “well-qualified.” Also, do not generalize when making an argument about the book. For example, do not say: “The book is very interesting,” or “The book is boring.” Moreover, avoid the use of the phrase “I liked, I did not like, I feel, etc.” Remember, when you write a review of a book the reader already understands that this critique is from your point of view. There is no need for you to remind them of that fact. Finally, your book reviews should be 2 to 3 double spaced typed (Times New Roman) pages or 500 to 600 words. I strongly encourage you to read an array of book reviews that are published in historical journals, such as The Journal of Southern History, The Journal of African American History, and The Florida Historical Quarterly to gain a better understanding of how a historical book review is formatted....
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- Spring '11
- Booker T. Washington, ROBERT J. NORRELL, academic book review, Writing Book Reviews