Book Reviews - Does something in particular stand out? Give...

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Book Reviews: -1 st paragraph: identifies the argument of the book, says a little bit about (be more or less expansive) the context. What is the problem the author is trying to deal with? What is the author’s solution to that problem? -Middle part: A sort of prose outline- go through and summarize the way the book is put together. In the middle part one should get a sense of the organization and content of the book, as well as the evidence the author uses. What are some of the salient points that keep reoccurring throughout the book? To what extent does the book follow the author’s stated thesis? Is there a particular part the author focuses on more heavily than others?
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Unformatted text preview: Does something in particular stand out? Give a feel for the organization, the evidence being used, and what the narrative emphasizes (for example: Drew spends much time talking about the Near East; why is that? How does it serve his purpose?)-Last part: Critique- identify the weaknesses of the work, yet try to end it on a positive note.-The real problem dealing with Drews and the time period of the book is that the evidence is so sparse and difficult to interpret; consequently, we end up with a range of dates that are possibilities for when the Greeks may have arrived:-----notes continued...
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