As part of my graduate study, there is a good amount of reading. My professors and I decided to have some form of writing for each book. These compositions took the shape of book reviews or summaries. I plan to publish these on this site. Please do excuse any typos or misinterpretations. The objective of these reviews/summaries is to provide the main idea of the book in question within their historical framework. They are not necessarily written for an academic or popular audience. I simply wanted to provide an avenue for these works to readers who are interested in the subject matter.