What are the positive and negative aspects of the book?

Book Review

PSCI 100/PLSC 102 Assignment Sheet: Critical Book Review (Revised 01/18/2018)

Assignment: Critical Book Review

Format: APA (American Psychological Association)

Length: 4 pages (Content)

Your assignment is to write Critical Book Review of A Magnificent Catastrophe by Edward J. Larson. NOTE: A Critical Book Review is more than a book report, but is a chance for you to give your reaction to the work and author.

– You do NOT need to provide an Abstract or author’s note.

– The title page and reference page do not count as part of the 4 pages of content.

– You DO need to provide a reference page even if your only reference is the assigned book itself.

– Do not use the online encyclopedia Wikipedia as a source.

– You must have a title page (Do not put pictures, charts, graphs, etc. on the title page. Simply follow APA 6th Edition format.

– Do not use an overabundance riting not another author’s.

– Watch paragraph length. A paragraph shouldn’t go on for 2 pages or more.

– Do not overuse commas…if in doubt…leave it out.

Consider the following in writing your critical book review:

  • WWhat are the positive and negative aspects of the book?
  • Does      it cover the issue adequately?
  • Does      it cover a historical or contemporary view?
  • What      would you like to see added to the book or taken out?
  • How      well does the book add to your knowledge of our American system of      politics?
  • Would      you recommend the book to others? Why or Why not?

You are fee to add to the above list and come up with your own unique critique of the book and author.

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