Book review on All Quiet on the Western Front
The book is available online. This is the requirement from my professor: A book review is not a book report. A book report summarizes the contents of the book while a review provides critical analysis of a book. Remember that your role is to evaluate the book as a potential historical source. Contents of a good review: • Your review should be headed by a bibliographic citation which includes the author’s name and the book’s title. You can also add the place of publication, publisher, and date of publication. • Divide your review into three parts: introduction, body, and conclusion • In your introduction identify the author’s theme or thesis. Why did the author write this book? What did the author try to say? What time period does the book cover? What are the subtopics in the book? • In the body of your paper explain how the author supports his/her thesis and what evidence he/she uses. Make sure to divide the body of your paper into paragraphs. • In your historical conclusion try to identify the potential audience of the book and assess the author’s success in proving his/her thesis. State the book’s relevance. Suggestions: • Read the entire book. • While reading think what the author is trying to say. • Take notes if necessary.