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Provides a clear picture of the spread of Buddhism from Asia to America and back. It also explores the differences between types of Buddhism that are not made clear in many other... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Helen E. Skwarek
The book was alright for me. The author is a person who is giving his account in his own way.Published 6 months ago by Loomai
Every page in this book had a little surprise hidden in it. Buddha or Bust is fresh as Perry Garfinkel communicates in a chatty sort of manner - feels like he is giving the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Daleen halton
I just finished Buddha or Bust and found it a a very good read primarily for 2 reasons. One is at least for me it synthesized or brought together information I had from reading... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Stephen C. Skinner
I really liked it, but I gotta warn you: it's a travelogue.
The author travels around the world, studying how Buddhism has changed throughout the ages and how it's... Read more
The way of writing is clear, very easy to read. But this book gives the impression the author's study is only there to say : "hey, there are more and more Buddhists on earth, and I... Read morePublished on November 19, 2010 by Bibic
Not bad, not too exciting either. It's a nice read that has a lot of information on the history of Buddhism. Read morePublished on October 11, 2010 by BraMaster
Travelling in Buddha's footsteps, Garfinkel pursues "engaged" followers who apply dharma to heal the world. Read morePublished on September 10, 2009 by John L Murphy
Buddha or Bust went a long way toward giving me some background on both the historical origins of and current trends in Buddhism. Read morePublished on February 3, 2009 by Amazon Customer