Reviews for Farewell to the Good old days
“Deep nostalgia carries throughout the book [Farewell to the Good Old Days], particularly in scenes focused on [the narrator’s] early years, but the narrative journeys back to moments of action well, avoiding the biases of time… [the book provides] a behind-the-scenes look at academia, showcasing both the intrigue and the boredom of departmental life with insight and occasional humor… [the narrator’s] interactions with, and observations about, colleagues from other cultures are compelling, revealing the politics and distrust that are sometimes rampant in academia… Other characters [in the book] recognize the limitations of [the narrator’s] perspective with comments like, “This is how business is done in the Third World. You wouldn’t understand ”…” – Foreword Clarion Reviews
“The book mostly focuses on the narrator’s professional career, though it intermittently touches upon issues of personal interest, including some dramatic events, ranging from the mild – his apartment is burglarized in 1982, and only a Pat Benatar cassette is stolen – to the tragic, when a former professor of his is murdered in 1992 by a disgruntled colleague. The author’s prose is plainly descriptive and generally shies away from intimate introspection, but it’s far from dispassionate… much of the [book’s] second half is devoted to bitter, intramural academic squabbles, and the narrator’s growing discontent with university life. The protagonist’s criticisms of his employer provide a compelling peek into the venal disputes that can dominate faculty lounges.” – Kirkus Reviews
Review for Powered Flight
"[Powered Flight] is primarily intended as an aid to teaching and reflects the author’s extensive experience in this role, informed by professional engineering and research experience... First impressions count for a lot, and it is nice to find that the contents then live up to expectations." -Ian Wilson, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, appearing in The Aeronautical Journal.