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Book Reviews

After his retirement a few years ago, Norm pursued his book reviewing passion implementing many of his research skills he had been practicing for over 35 years.

Initially his reviews were restricted to one genre, travel and travel adventure, however, Norm slowly started to broaden his scope to other genre.

Today Norm will review books that will make you think, and are related to business ethics, sports, internet, Judaica, Canadiana, adventure, historical adventure, travel adventure, contemporary topics, politics, photography, music, and many more-fiction and non-fiction.

Over 200 of Norm’s reviews may be viewed on the following sites as well as on Bookpleasures.com (Norm's own book review site)

Bestreviews
Bootsnall
blether.com
bookideas.com
Amazon
Midwestbookreview(Goldman's Book Shelf)
Author's Den 
Banyon Publishing 
& Many Other sites.

Norm is also a regular contributor to the Canadian Book Review Annual. This is the most comprehensive collection of authoritative reviews of English language trade, scholarly, and reference books published in Canada.

Book Reviews that Norm Goldman would consider:

  • Travel Adventure
  • Adventure
  • Canadian History
  • Judaica
  • Internet for the layman
  • Business
  • Politics
  • History
  • Fiction

Before sending any books for review, please email Norm at l.goldman@sympatico.ca.

Book Reviews:

Norm's Reviews of Travel Guides, and other travel topic books

Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can’t Get Unless You're Over 50 (2005-2006) by Joan Rattner Heilman
Review by Norman Goldman

The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto
Review by Norman Goldman

Ada Blackjack by Jennifer Niven
Review by Norman Goldman

The World's Cheapest Destinations by Tim Leffel
Review by Norman Goldman

Away From My Desk by Rif K. Haffar
Review by Norman Goldman

Writer's Guide To Places by Don Prues and Jack Heffron
Review by Norman Goldman

The Future Is Wild by Dougal Dixon and John Adams
Review by Norman Goldman

All My Life For Sale by John D. Freyer
Review by Norman Goldman

Algonquin Voices: Selected Stories of Canoe Lake Women by Gaye Clemson
Review by Norman Goldman

Women Who Lived and Loved North of 60 by Toni Graeme
Review by Norman Goldman

Travel With Others Without Wishing They'd Stayed Home by Nadine Nardi Davidson
Review by Norman Goldman

Last Stand: America's Virgin Islands edited by Barbara Kingsolver
Review by Norman Goldman

National Geographic The Photographs edited by Leah Bendavid-Val
Review by Norman Goldman

The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How To Live Like Royalty With A Peasant's Pocketbook by Shel Horowitz
Review by Norman Goldman

Cayman: A Photographic Journey Through The Islands by Amanda Lumry, Loren Wengred and Laura Hurwitz
Review by Norman Goldman

MalaMala: Pathway To An African Eden by Amanda Lumry and Jamie Thom
Review by Norman Goldman

Food: A Taste Of The Road edited by Richard Sterling
Review by Norman Goldman

Rich Man's Coffin (fiction) by Kenneth Gardner
Review by Norman Goldman

You Can Write For Magazines by Greg Daugherty
Review by Norman Goldman

Travel Writing by L. Peat O'Neil
Review by Norman Goldman

Beyond The Deep by Bill Stone, et al
Review by Norman Goldman

The Dynamic Great Lakes by Barbara Spring
Review by Norman Goldman

The Art of the Travel by Alain de Botton
Review by Norman Goldman

Peoples Of The World by David Maybury-Lewis, et al
Review by Norman Goldman

Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms by Michael Ray Taylor
Review by Norman Goldman

Africa Par Adventure edited by Peter Ward
Review by Norman Goldman

There's No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled edited by Doug Lansky
Review by Norman Goldman

Shitting Pretty, How to Stay Clean And Healthy While Traveling by Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth
Review by Norman Goldman

Meditations In My Favourite Places in Southern Africa by Gail Evans
Review by Norman Goldman

Pie Town Woman by Joan Myers
Review by Norman Goldman

Cheating Death by Larry Kaniut
Review by Norman Goldman

Danger! True Stories of Trouble and Survival edited by James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger and Sean O'Reilly
Review by Norman Goldman

Blue Nile: Ethopia's River of Magic and Mystery by Virginia Morell
Review by Norman Goldman

Super Cargo: A Journey Among Ports by Thornton McCamish
Review by Norman Goldman

On the Trail of Marco Polo by Brady Fotheringham
Review by Norman Goldman

Four Wheels Good by Dan Spencer
Review by Norman Goldman

Flatbush Odyssey: A Journey Through the Heart of Brooklyn by Allen Abel
Review by Norman Goldman

You Can Travel Free by Robert William Kirk
Review by Norman Goldman

Travel Unlimited: Uncommon Adventures for the Mature Traveler by Alison Gardner
Review by Norman Goldman

Pilgrimage by David Souden
Review by Norman Goldman

 

Country Guides
Adventure Guide To The Cayman Islands by Paris Permenter and John Bigley
Review by Norman Goldman

Japan, A Working Holiday Guide by Louise Southerden
Review by Norman Goldman

Conversations With Cuba by C. Peter Ripley
Review by Norman Goldman

Work Around Australia by David Sheehan
Review by Norman Goldman

Ulysses Travel Guide: St. Martin/St. Barts by Pascale Couture
Review by Norman Goldman

Ulysses Travel Guide: Dominican Republic by Benoit Prieur & Pascale Couture
Review by Norman Goldman

Ulysses Travel Guide: St. Lucia by Chris Higgins
Review by Norman Goldman

City/Region Guides
Moon Handbooks Alberta by Andrew Hempstead
Review by Norman Goldman

Insight Guides Florida edited by Emily Hatchwell
Review by Norman Goldman

Insight Guide New England (8th Edition) by Susan Gordon
Review by Norman Goldman

Long Island Alive by Francine Silverman
Review by Norman Goldman

Exploring Old Montreal by Alan Hustak
Review by Norman Goldman

Montreal The Unknown City by Kristian Gravenor & John David Gravenor
Review by Norman Goldman

Venice in Context: The Independent Traveler's Guide To Venice by Robert S. Wayne
Review by Norman Goldman

Beyond The Mountain: True Tales About Montreal by Stuart Nulman
Review by Norman Goldman

Downtown Montreal by Alan Hustak
Review by Norman Goldman

Ulysses Travel Guide Toronto edited by Jacqueline Grekin
Review by Norman Goldman

The Pocket Louvre by Claude Mignot
Review by Norman Goldman

Treasures of the Musée D'Orsay by Françoise Cachin
Review by Norman Goldman

Cheap Eats in Paris by Sandra Gustafson
Review by Norman Goldman

Paris For Free (Or Extremely Cheap) by Mark Beffart
Review by Norman Goldman

Around and About Paris by Thirza Vallois
Review by Norman Goldman

Florida Gulf Coast by Carol J. Perry
Review by Norman Goldman

Rick Steves' Paris 2002 by Rick Steves, Steve Smith, Gene Openshaw
Review by Norman Goldman

Cancun & the Riviera Maya
Review by Norman Goldman

Provence & the Côte d'Azur (2 books)
Review by Norman Goldman

San Diego by Caroline Béliveau
Review by Norman Goldman

Montréal 2001 by Francois Rémillard & Benoit Prieur
Review by Norman Goldman

Hiking in Montréal and Greater Québec by Yves Seguin
Review by Norman Goldman

Montréal for Kids by John Symon
Review by Norman Goldman

Secret Montréal by Tod Hoffman
Review by Norman Goldman

Eating Cheaply in Montréal by Simon Dardick & Nancy Marrelli
Review by Norman Goldman

Exploring Montréal's Foot and Bike Paths by Yves Seguin
Review by Norman Goldman

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing in Ontario by Tracey Arial
Review by Norman Goldman

Adventure Travel
Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents


1000 Places To See Before You Die
    Norm Goldman, Editor of Bookpleasures.com and sketchandtravel.com reviews Patricia Schultz's 1000 Places To See Before You Die

Other Guides
You Are Here: Traveling with JohnnyJet.com by Eric Leebow
Review by Norman Goldman

Berlitz Ocean Cruising & Cruise Ships 2004 edited by Douglas Ward
Review by Norman Goldman

The Practical Nomad Guide To The Online Travel Marketplace by Edward Hasbrouck
Review by Norman Goldman

The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World by Edward Hasbrouck
Review by Norman Goldman


Great Travel Books to Check Out!

The Dummy's Guide To Buying A Used RV

The Travel Secrets Guide-How To Save Money On Travel

Honeymoon & Destination Wedding E-Books

The Little Black Book For Travel Writers

Travel Cheap Travel Well

 Frequent Flyer Guide

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