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Messy Makings of a Classic Movie

Posted 2/14/2013 in Book Reviews

Making Patton: A Classic War Film's Epic Journey to the Silver Screen (University Press of Kansas) by Nicholas Evan Sarantakes details the torturous route from history to movie.

How Design Works on the Underground

Posted 2/12/2013 in Book Reviews

London Underground by Design (Penguin Books) by subway enthusiast Mark Ovenden shows how design succeeds in many ways.

Facets of a Fun Food

Posted 2/7/2013 in Book Reviews

_Creamy & Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food_ (Columbia University Press) by Jon Krampner gives the facts on a snack favorite.

A Star's Biography for a Minor Player

Posted 2/5/2013 in Book Reviews

In The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century (Riverhead Books), a daughter examines her father's life in American entertainment.

A Murder Mystery from Georgian England

Posted 1/30/2013 in Book Reviews

The Damnation of John Donellan: A Mysterious Case of Death and Scandal in Georgian England (Walker) by Elizabeth Cooke resurrects a forgotten and curious case.

Leonardo's Doomed Mural

Posted 1/28/2013 in Book Reviews

Leonardo and the Last Supper (Walker) by Ross King lets us see the painting anew.

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.


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