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What Should a History Collection Be?

The other day I came across a blog devoted to Sugar Changed the World, which as you know, Marina and I wrote. The review was engaged and appreciative, but the librarian was considering the book as part of what seemed to be a longer thread in which she is deciding what her history collection ought [...]

Independence

Yesterday we dropped our older son off at camp — his (and our) first experience of sleep-away camp. He rushed to get a top bunk, taped up photos of the family, an art project of his brother’s, and a glossy photo (likely, I assume, to fall down quite soon) of Derek Jeter, and found his [...]

A Great Skype Talk With an Author

Last night our men’s nonfiction reading group stuck again: another author whose book we had read agreed to join us by Skype. This time our guest was Peter Godwin, http://petergodwin.com/ as we had all read, and greatly enjoyed his memoir Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa (http://petergodwin.com/books/mukiwa-a-white-boy-in-africa/) Peter was born in Rhodesia, and the books [...]