Category Archives: History

Bill Bryson’s latest — summertime and the living is, well, something

The prolific Bill Bryson has another book out called One Summer: America, 1927 (Random House Audio, 2013). Bryson performs the reading of the book itself, which, as I have mentioned in previous posts, I usually don’t like. It’s especially embarrassing … Continue reading

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Knightfall: Barbara Tuchman’s A Distant Mirror

Man, am I ever tired. The Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W.  Tuchman (unabridged narration by Aviva Skell, Recorded Books, 1984) really is a fine history, but, sacre bleu, is it long. This book took me almost … Continue reading

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