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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Life Removed (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Necessity (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ninety Percent of Everything / Deep Sea & Foreign Going (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nine Pints (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Rose George is a mystery author known for writing her books on taboo subjects, ignored and misunderstood in society. In her novel, Ninety Percent of Everything, Rose traveled using a container ship in search of the person who worked in the industry that carries everything consumed yet remained invisible.
In the Nine Pints novel, she looks deeper inside the body, talking about blood that can kill or save us. She traveled to many places to understand how blood supply worked and why menstrual blood is considered taboo.
Nine Pints
Rose George discusses the misconceptions, historical uses, and the value of human blood. She states that blood is a medicine, a lifesaver and a more valuable commodity than oil. Throughout the book, she explores blood-borne disorders, wonders, harm, uses, and importance.

In every minute somewhere in the world, at least five people undergo blood transfusion, and it seems some people forget how magical this exercise is. The first trial of blood transfusion was done in the 17 century, and the results were disastrous; that’s why animal to human blood transfusion is not recommended.
The simple act of giving blood is amazing, and blood is a contradictory substance that is so valuable. Voluntary donations it’s the gold standard for saving lives, and people worldwide sell their own.

In the past, bleeding passion led to many deaths since the bleeding was a recommended remedy for bleeding. Blood can be an effective medical treatment and a vector for serious diseases. George travels widely to get reports from Delhi and Nepal, Cape Town, and Canada.

She combines her journalistic eye with sharp moral judgment, and at a time when agencies decided that the only way to fight HIV/AIDS is through removing restrictions on the sex trade, she is so sure that all this is caused by public health hazards and an ethical atrocity. For hundreds of years, medicine was used as a ‘cure’ for every disease infected human being.

A visit to the largest European blood donation center shows the cooled and pressurized environment ideal to keep stored blood free from dust and insects. The facility mostly prefers male donors after the 2003 rejection of female blood that contains high hormone content.

She also discusses the volunteer fleet that delivers blood to hospitals daily to help save people’s lives. The shortage of blood equals the medical inability to understand and duplicate it even when the research on synthetic blood seems to give some hope.

Rose George also highlights the benefits of draining blood through hermaphroditic leeches and the legacy of hematological researcher Janet Vaughan. Some of the book chapters feature interviews with HIV-positive South African youth and parts discussing the evolution and resilience of the HIV, which is often is describes with great astonishment.

She presents some sections on the demonization of menstruation and the abnormality of ‘menstruating men’ along with notes on ‘blood rejuvenation. There is also an interview with India’s ‘Menstrual man’ who risked his reputation and marriage to revolutionize the sanitary pad industry in his country and other places.

George is so angry about the UK’s infected blood scandal where products from donors made recipients contract HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. you’ll find yourself furious, especially where the hemophilia patients were used to experiment for a new and unsafe blood product.

The author is angry as she is aware of the price of ignorance about blood, especially when it comes to women. She is furious about how Nepalese girls are forced to stay in huts when on their menses since the smell of their blood is unbearable. She also states the safety of the tampons on ‘the gentlemanly agreement’ of the manufacturers while showing how young girls in developing countries got intimate with older men to get some money to buy sanitary pads and tampons.

However, not all the aspects were sad in the books as some are inspiring and uplifting, especially the part on life-saving that develop after a better understanding of blood and its components. Blood tests have become an easy way to detect diseases in the human body.

The book is packed with witty, provocative reported facts and real-life stories to make the readers view blood in a new and different way. There are some heroes in the book, Like Janet Vaughan, a doctor, and Percy Oliver, a civic-minded volunteer who struggles during the second world created in the modern blood service.

She also talks about how she watched the hospital trauma teams they tried their best to save lives. George is a great storyteller, and her writing is easy to follow along. All kinds of readers can read the book as it discusses something that all people have in common.

Ninety Percent of Everything
This novel is an eye-opening and compelling story of the overlooked freight shipping world. The water has black dots; each dot represents a ship where each ship has laden filled with boxes, and the boxes contain goods.
Most postindustrial countries have stopped producing and opted to buy goods from other countries. Buying implies that they have to ship, and without shipping, there will be no commodities like food, clothes fuel.

Without the ships, the world would not operate efficiently. Freight shipping has been revolutionary, just like the internet, but it remains unnoticed. Apart from public scrutiny, shipping is suspected of illegal activities and suspicious operators.

It’s a culprit of acoustic pollution, air poisoning, and water infestation yet environmentally unjustified.

The novel talks about the shipping section of the capitalist world. Lovers of shipping will find the book more enjoyable, but anyone can still enjoy it while learning some new things. Rose George takes the reader on a journey with a massive container ship known as Maersk Kendal.

She states how the industry is very risky, virtually unregulated, and poorly paid, with ships registered under the countries with low taxes and fewer port inspectors. Security is her major issue in shipping since only a small percentage of the containers are inspected, and that’s why they are used to smuggle illegal goods, especially weapons.

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