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Grab Your Net and Become Entranced

Posted 7/4/2013 in Book Reviews

In Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World (Pantheon), historian William Leach recounts American butterfly madness.

Two Reporters Trying to Get Out of the Confederacy

Posted 7/1/2013 in Book Reviews

Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey (PublicAffairs) by Peter Carlson gives a unique view of the war.

Another Day at Court, and Another, and...

Posted 6/24/2013 in Book Reviews

Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household (Harper) by Kate Hubbard gives a new way of knowing the Queen.

Assessing Innards

Posted 6/18/2013 in Book Reviews

Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body (Norton) by Hugh Aldersey-Williams is a grand way to appreciate what we all have got.

Forgotten Transcontinental Runners

Posted 6/11/2013 in Book Reviews

Mark Whitaker, in Running for Their Lives: The Extraordinary Story of Britain's Greatest Ever Distance Runners, gives a colorful and tragic sports story.

Dinosaurs Up To Date

Posted 6/7/2013 in Book Reviews

My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs (Scientific American / Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) by Brian Switek is a jaunty review of how our ideas about dinosaurs have changed.

Hospital Horror

Posted 6/4/2013 in Book Reviews

The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder (Twelve) by Charles Graeber tells of a scarily malfunctioning system.

The Start of the American Revolution Revisited

Posted 5/30/2013 in Book Reviews

Nathaniel Philbrick in Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution< (Viking) tells the famous story anew.

Snakes in Art Photographs

Posted 5/27/2013 in Book Reviews

Serpentine (Abrams) by Mark Laita presents beautiful snakes artistically posed.

Boffins Against the U-Boat Menace

Posted 5/24/2013 in Book Reviews

Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare (Knopf) by Stephen Budiansky tells of the start of Operations Research.


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