International Affairs


Non-Fiction - Gov/Politics
330 Pages
Reviewed on 01/30/2012
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Author Biography

Davis K. Thanjan,the author of INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (ISBN 978-1-62863-028-5 and Library of Congress #2011942884) is also the author of the following other books:

(1) PEBBLES (ISBN 978-1-58909-817-6)is a chronicle of prehistoric times with special reference to heritage, archaeological and historic sites around the world that survived more than 2000 years like pebbles in the sands of time. Pebbeles is "research on people before the time of Christ, of human developments that aren't so heavily documented. Pebbles is intreiguing read and solidly recommended."(Midwest Review, April 3, 2011).

(2) KERALA provides tourist information with color maps and photos of sites in Kerala in the south-west coast of India. "The book is a discovery of Kerala after searching the heart, mind and soul of Kerala."(Kerala Tourism, Vol.4.,No.6.).

(3) THE LEGACY OF APOSTLE THOMAS IN INDIA examins the the evangelical travels of St. Thomas.

(4) HISTORIC KERALA consolidates the fragmented history of Travancore, Cochin, Malabar and Kasargod in Kerala State in south-west India.

The author is a Veterinarian with extensive experience in practice, teaching and research, especially veterinary pharmaceutical development; Certified Scientist in Animal Nutrition, Microbiology and Pathology; and Epidemiologist specialized in TB and Perinatal Hepatitis B in the New York City Department of Health.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers' Favorite

"International Affairs" by Davis Thanjan covers every single world organization and then goes on to cover every area of the world, country by country, not omitting even one island grouping. Thanjan presents statistics on every world organization and every nation regarding natural resources, national debt, education level, health care and tax systems, racial composition, access to bodies of water, and what it exports or imports from other countries. Thanjan covers the history of relationships between and among the countries of the world and tells of name changes such as that of Myanmar, once known as Burma.

The amount of information contained within the pages of "International Affairs" is impressive but the author inserts his own very strong opinions frequently as when he writes that foreign heads of states use attending world or regional organization conferences as paid vacations. He also soundly condemns many of the international arrangements Bill Clinton made during his Presidency. But, for the most part, what Davis Thanjan discusses will fascinate the reader. He describes Norway's wealth and the fact that it has the Highest Human Development score but points out that students in Norway attend fewer classes than students in other well-developed countries. It may be one man's viewpoint of the world, but it is a fascinating one at that! Davis Thanjan has put great effort into creating this work and it deserves to be widely read and enjoyed.