9 PAGE BOOK REVIEW ON:
Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb by Ronald Takaki
1 Your thesis Was the work credible? Summarize why in this introductory paragraph by using applicable evaluation criteria below as your main supporting points (this should be done after reading the book and analyzing the author). For example: I found the work credible/not credible based on either author’s background and/or author’s source of information
2 Author Is she/he credible? Pursue this question by discussing: Who is she/he? Why would she/he write on this particular subject? Is she/he qualified? Education? Professional activities? Other publications? History profession awards? Possible bias BASED N AUTHOR’S BACKGROUND?
3 Publisher Does the publisher, place or date of publication indicate bias or lead you to question the work’s reliability? Explain.
4 Author’s Thesis In one sentence state the author’s main point. Do not use an interrogative in this sentence (i.e., a question word such as who, where, when, how, why).
Provide author’s support of the thesis, giving specific examples from the book. Is the support strong? Is the argument in support of the thesis logical? Give at least five examples from the book to support your opinions.
What materials were used in writing the work? Are sources cited? Are the sources credible? Appropriate? Explain by citing
examples. If no sources are listed, what type of sources would be necessary to support such a thesis?
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