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Birding Within the Nazi Prison Camp

Posted 1/21/2013 in Book Reviews

Birds in a Cage (Short Books) by Derek Niemann tells an inspiring story of how birdwatchers came through their war imprisonment.

A Beautiful Display of How Typefaces Work

Posted 1/17/2013 in Book Reviews

The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces (Harper Design) by Stephen Coles is a handsome reference guide.

A Tale of Two Airmen

Posted 1/15/2013 in Book Reviews

Perilous Moon: Occupied France, 1944 - The End Game (Casemate) by Stuart Nimmo is about his RAF father and the Nazi who shot him down.

Duping the Ivy League

Posted 1/11/2013 in Book Reviews

Conning Harvard: Adam Wheeler, the Con Artist Who Faked His Way into the Ivy League (Lyons Press) by Julie Zauzmer tells of an elaborate fraud that was successful for years.

Goodbye to a Good Dog

Posted 1/9/2013 in Book Reviews

The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives (University of Chicago Press) by Jessica Pierce is a memoir of one pet's end and a set of essays on how our dogs go out.

Essential Details on the Greatest Musical

Posted 1/5/2013 in Book Reviews

Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady (Oxford University Press) by Dominic McHugh shows how it all came to be.

An Idiosyncratic Mind from a Distant Time

Posted 1/1/2013 in Book Reviews

Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall in a new edition are a fine introduction to the thoughts of Sir Thomas Browne.

The Designer of the Last Great Liner

Posted 12/28/2012 in Book Reviews

A Man and His Ship: America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S. S. United States (Simon and Schuster) by historian Steven Ujifusa recalls the great days of passenger liners crossing the Atlantic.

Thief vs. Detective in Edwardian England

Posted 12/24/2012 in Book Reviews

Molly Caldwell Crosby tells in The Great Pearl Heist: London's Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace (Berkley Books) gives crime reporting on a forgotten case.

The Influential Declaration of Independence

Posted 12/19/2012 in Book Reviews

For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence (Oxford University Press) by Alexander Tsesis shows that declaring liberty was just the start of bigger things.


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