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November 25, 2006

Curious Travel Books Plumb the Arcane and Imaginary 2

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Travel guides are often utilitarian. The prose alternates between bubbly praise for “must see” attractions or “hidden gems” and parental tones of warning admonishing would be tourists to stay out of areas too dangerous for sore thumbs from overseas. Even though some books cater to the upscale, spare-no-expense traveler and others to the off-the-beaten-path adventure […]

August 26, 2006

Hard to Pronounce Literary Names Redux: the Definitive Edition 36

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Thanks to some friendly advice from LanguageHat, and seeing competing pronunciations flying around in the comments of the previous pronunciation post, especially for that pesky Goethe, I decided to go to the library and to do a little more Internet research to try to get some definitive pronunciations for these names, specifically printed references where […]

August 22, 2006

Hard to Pronounce Literary Names 93

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Update 3: Thanks to some friendly advice, and seeing competing pronunciations flying around in the comments, especially for that pesky Goethe, I decided to go to the library and to do a little more Internet research to try to get some definitive pronunciations for these names, specifically printed references where available. So here is a […]

August 8, 2006

Dangerous Books 4

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The conservative weekly Human Events has a new spin on the “most important books” list. The magzine rounded up some “conservative scholars and public policy leaders” to compile a list of the “Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries.” The list is more than a year old, but it was resurrected from […]

June 20, 2006

The Most Anticipated Books of 2006 – Part 2 7

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Back in January, I took a look at some of the “most anticipated” books of the year. Well, those books are old news now, but there are some great-looking books on the way. September and October in particular are looking pretty stacked. Please share any relevant links or books I may have missed. July: Gallatin […]

June 5, 2006

Books Since 1990 at the Quarterly Conversation 4

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A new issue of Scott’s excellent “Quarterly Conversation” is out. It contains a list of the “Books Since 1990,” and I can vouch for Scott when he writes that he conceived the idea for the list well before the New York Times put out its similar list. In the introduction, Scott writes that he is […]

May 24, 2006

Reading List: World War 2 Nonfiction 9

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After yesterday’s World War II fiction post, now it’s time for the non-fiction. Once again culling from the excellent comments left in my original post on the topic from a while back, here are the books: Many readers suggested Anthony Beevor’s books Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Writes Steve: “Beevor’s Stalingrad is the […]

May 23, 2006

Reading List: World War 2 Fiction 14

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Last week you guys left some excellent recommendations for World War II books on my post about Rick Atikinson’s An Army At Dawn. As promised, here is a post devoted to those recommendations. These books all sound great; I know I’ll be bookmarking this post and selecting books from it for years to come. I […]

January 11, 2006

Most Anticipated Books of 2006 2

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I decided to put together a list of the “most anticipated” books coming out this year (as I did last year, in a somewhat different form). I had no idea that there would be so many big name authors. Pretty exciting. If there’s anything you think I missed, please leave it for us in the […]

January 10, 2006

What makes a book good 0

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Following her post about her favorite books she read last year, Laurie sent me another e-mail about her criteria for what makes a book good. It’s a great list and I thought I’d share it. Trying to figure out what I liked best got me thinking about what my criteria were. Just “I liked it […]