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A New Way to Look At the World

Posted 2/25/2013 in Book Reviews

The International Bank of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan at a Time (Walker) is Bob Harris's funny, inspiring book about making a difference.

Let Us Recall Robert Ingersoll

Posted 2/23/2013 in Book Reviews

Susan Jacoby's The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought (Yale University Press) recalls a unique American thinker.

Self Discoveries in the Jungle

Posted 2/20/2013 in Book Reviews

In Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure (Harper), Christopher S. Stewart hunts for the fabled White City.

We're Doomed! Doomed, I Tell You!

Posted 2/18/2013 in Book Reviews

_The Coffee Table Book of Doom_ (Plume) by writer Steven Appleby and cartoonist Art Lester laughs in the face of megadisasters.

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.


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