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Weak on sources,
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This review is from: Slavery, Terrorism & Islam - Revised & Expanded Edition (Paperback)
Sadly, I had to read several pages of text with lots of statistics and fascinating information that had no documentation before I found something that was loosely documented. There are no footnotes and the endnotes don't begin until chapter four! Then they jump to chapter six. I know, by other research, that Peter Hammond is probably giving accurate information, but I can't quote someone who doesn't document his claims consistently and thoroughly. Even when he tells the reader where he got his information, the author merely refers to a book that is listed in the very brief bibliography. That forces the conscientious reader to get the referenced book, do more research, and find out if the author's statement is reliable. What a shame he didn't take the time to carefully document with footnotes or exhaustive endnotes. How much more effective might this work have been.
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Initial post: Sep 19, 2010 9:33:41 PM PDT
Stephen P. Wille says:
thx for the insight.
i feel exactly the same, and unfortunately, will not be getting this interesting book.
Posted on Jul 8, 2014 5:38:59 AM PDT
I agree with the other reviewer. I will not be getting this book due to lack of source documentation. To bad.
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