REVIEWS

 Quotes from Reviews of Mary Maxwell’s academic books: 
 

1. Reviews of Prosecution for Treason (TrineDay, 2011):
 

“Well-written, very interesting, very helpful and instructive.”

                          -- Australian barrister David Mitchell
 

“I found your book online and just loved it. I read it in a day or so and couldn’t put it down. 
                          -- Gene Schneider, salesman and former US Marine (review at Amazon)


2. Reviews of Morality among Nations (State University Press of NY, 1990):
 

“This is a very original approach to international relations, in that it employs what is scientifically known about human nature as opposed to merely intuitively understood.”  
                         -- E.O. Wilson, Harvard University (jacket blurb)

 

“On rare occasions readers find themselves confronted by an important, clear, straightforward, and elegant piece of scholarship. Mary Maxwell has given us such a work… Maxwell’s book has the intellectual clarity of a single, crystal bell. Every point is argued with logic, precision, and parsimony.
… Academic theorizing about international morality has long needed a well-informed critic with a clear contemporary mind. Mary Maxwell is that person.”

                          -- Prof. Tomas Wiegele, August 1991 
 

“There is a great deal to rejoice about with the appearance of Morality among Nations. I celebrate her work, recommend it as essential to all students of politics and human relationships, and state for the record that I will not lend my copy to anyone.”

                          -- Prof. Joseph Montville, Politics and Life Sciences, August 1991
 

3. Reviews of Moral Inertia (University Press Colorado, 1991):

“I have read Moral Inertia with equal parts of pleasure and enlightenment.  The conception of the book is unique and appealing, and the substance is excellent. Sociologists will find it very useful.”

                          -- Prof Eugene Gallagher, University of Kentucky (jacket blurb)
 

4. Reviews of Human Evolution: (Columbia University Press, 1984):

“It is a bold author who attempts to synthesize the diverse disciplines that contribute to studies of the evolution of the human species in all its biological and cultural aspects.  Perhaps the most refreshing feature of the book is that Maxwell is far from dogmatic, pointing out the areas where the evidence is weak, where answers are unknown, and where there are disputes about interpretations… She is writing for an intelligent and moderately well read audience, who will be prepared to think and ponder over the issues.”

                          -- A.M. Lucas, Journal of Biological Education, Spring 1985
 

“Despite the enormous ground she covers the author marshals evidence to argue well for her thesis.”
                          -- Robert Kruszynski, Primate Eye, Vol. 25

 

“Maxwell writes very well and quite knowledgeably across an extraordinary range… She also writes with tremendous enthusiasm and her humanity is plain.”

                          -- H.C. Plotkin, Psychology Teaching, December, 1984

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