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Applied Health Economics (Routledge Advanced Texts in Economics and Finance)
Applied Health Economics (Routledge Advanced Texts in Economics and Finance)
by Teresa Bago d'Uva
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book with a Serious Problem, November 14, 2015
This is quite a good book with lots of interesting information and helpful Stata code. However, it has one serious flaw that seems to have been carried over from Jones' book "Applied Econometrics for Health Economists". That is, the present book makes extensive use of data from surveys. These surveys incorporate stratification, clustering, and -- presumably -- unequal probabilities of selection. Rather than taking the design characteristics into account, Jones and his coauthors analyze this data as if it came from a simple random sample. As a result, the estimates they derive are likely to be biased, with overstated significance levels. This is a shame, since it is quite easy in Stata to adjust estimates for the characteristics of sample design.


Historic Restaurants of Cincinnati: (American Palate)
Historic Restaurants of Cincinnati: (American Palate)
by Dann Woellert
Edition: Paperback
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but not always reliable., September 20, 2015
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This book contains some pretty interesting anecdotes. The problem is – can I believe them? Unfortunately, the book contains many errors and misstatements. Maybe the most glaring is the repeated misspelling of the Izzy Kadetz’ family's surname as “Cadets”. Ugh. But elsewhere, Woellert discusses “Johnny and Carlo” (instead of “Carlo and Johnny’s”), claims that Grippo’s does not sell plain potato chips (they do!), asserts that haggis originated in “Teutonic (sic) Europe”, and misnames Paul Dixon as Paul Gibson. And I’m pretty sure that the Temple Deli on 7th Street closed long before 2006.


Event Day (Love/Kroft Book 1)
Event Day (Love/Kroft Book 1)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Scary book that reads like an action movie, August 31, 2015
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This book is pretty scary. It also has a lot of black humor in it. It reads very quickly and feels like an action/adventure book. After a short prologue, the story quickly charges forward to its conclusion without much filler. The characters have a depth and history to them. It's obvious there's a weight of depth to each one. They've lived in the world long before this particular story. I felt like I simply stumbled into the middle of their lives.

The world described in this book feels lived in. It has a fully realized twenty year history, but the author does not waste the readers time with massive exposition. As someone who lives in Cincinnati, I enjoyed the setting and seeing the local landmarks and how they figure into the story.

I will definitely be buying the next book in the series.


Watercolours
Watercolours
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kraevsky's Fans Like It, June 22, 2015
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This review is from: Watercolours (Audio CD)
This is pretty music -- pretty lightweight. Nothing special to my way of hearing. However, most of the other reviewers seem to think the pianist is something special. They didn't have anything to say about the violinist. Go figure!


Chicago Made: Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis (Historical Studies of Urban America)
Chicago Made: Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis (Historical Studies of Urban America)
by Robert D. Lewis
Edition: Hardcover
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lewis evidently put a lot of work into this book ..., January 10, 2015
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Lewis evidently put a lot of work into this book. Unfortunately, his interpretations of the data amount to belaboring the obvious. Furthermore, his writing style is wooden. To say that it was prosaic would be to overpraise it.


Epidemiology Of Chronic Disease: Global Perspectives
Epidemiology Of Chronic Disease: Global Perspectives
by Randall E. Harris
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars For Physicians and Medical Students Only, July 4, 2014
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I agree with the previous reviewer that "every medical student should own" this book. However, individuals without a great deal of training in medicine or physiology will have a hard time following Harris's explanations. He goes into great detail on the physiological mechanisms underlying epidemiological results and seldom explains the many technical terms he uses. The book would also benefit from a chapter that reviews basic statistical methods and epidemiological models.


Exploratory Factor Analysis (Understanding Statistics)
Exploratory Factor Analysis (Understanding Statistics)
by Leandre R. Fabrigar
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars Only OK. Clear, but Redundant, April 19, 2014
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I was looking for a short, high-level review of exploratory factor analysis. This book satisfied my need fairly well. At 153 pages, it was definitely short. The problem is that it could well have been 100 pages long and done as well. These authors are verbose and repetitive in the extreme. Just as a quick example, each chapter begins with a rather long overview of what will be covered in that chapter. The entire final chapter reviews what was covered in the previous 142 pages. And certain issues are introduced, reviewed, re-reviewed, re-re-reviewed throughout the body of the text. The authors seem to assume that their readers have quite short attention spans!


The Arminius Codex: The Hunt for the Last Roman Eagle
The Arminius Codex: The Hunt for the Last Roman Eagle
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite Intriguing, March 11, 2014
Fred McGavran is a colleague of many surprises. A successful lawyer with a full career, he added Deacon, and now author to his portfolio. This is a new genre for me, but it is quite intriguing. I’m glad that I was led out of my usual fare, and I encourage others to give this fast-paced, clever tome a try as well.


The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality
The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality
by Angus Deaton
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book, October 24, 2013
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The Great Escape is engagingly written, very interesting and loaded with useful insights. In a few hundred pages, Death covers many "big picture" topics covering health and welfare -- domestically and in the world economy. I only wish that it was longer! Perhaps a sequel is in the works. Let us hope.


AUTHENTIC HISTORY OF CINCINNATI CHILI (American Palate)
AUTHENTIC HISTORY OF CINCINNATI CHILI (American Palate)
by Dann Woellert
Edition: Paperback
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes Interesting; Sometimes Not, June 15, 2013
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If you like Cincinnati chili and have at least a passing interest in Cincinnati history, then you will find a lot to like about this book. Unfortunately, you will also find quite a number of irrelevant, useless factoids. Author Woellert has evidently done much research and interviewing, but seems to have been compelled to work every fact he gathered into this book, no matter how well it fits.

We are provided with details such as what area of Macedonia each chili pioneer's ancestor lived in, where the pioneer lived in Cincinnati in each stage of his career (often down to the specific street address), and other extraneous facts. Furthermore, chapters (one for each chain) are not well integrated and so the same information is presented over and over in different contexts.

There are also some glaring errors. Woellert claims that Simon Leis was Cincinnati police chief (he was Hamilton County Sheriff), that violinist Conny Kiradjieff was conductor and music director of the Cincinnati Symphony orchestra (he never was), and that Communists invaded Greece in 1940 (it was the Italian fascists, followed by the Germans).

The writing is generally pretty good, although chili parlor owners are invariably described as "proud" and every business district is said to be "bustling". And then there is my favorite line in the book (p. 164). Discussing Pleasant Ridge Chili, Woellert tells us that "After passing away in 2010, Sideris's son, Dan, now runs the parlor." Nice trick!


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