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Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:17:50 -0800
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I'm not in a position to provide an adequate review of this book but I
have read it.  I have a copy, or at least I have access to it through
Amazon's Kindle Cloud Reader, which I don't recommend.  Briefly, though,
I found Ian Strathcarron much like Twain, often humorous and sometimes
angry.  I also very much enjoyed reading this book and included bits and
pieces in my site's pages on The Innocents Abroad.  I would recommend
that anyone taking on the task of reviewing this book have a good
familiarity with the political and religious history of the so called
Holy Land as the author spends much time on how things got as they are
now from how things were when visited by Twain.

On Wed, 2012-11-21 at 12:46 -0600, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
> The Mark Twain Forum has received for review the following:
> _Innocence and War: Mark Twain's Holy Land Revisited_ by Ian
> Strathcarron (Dover Publications, 2012) 256 pages. ISBN 0-486-49040-8.
> The publisher's website for this book is:
> The review would be due around the end of January 2013.  If you are
> interested in reviewing this book for the Mark Twain Forum, please
> email me off list.
> Thanks,
> Barbara Schmid: