Books on the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

Books on the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

947. Books on Russia & Eastern Europe Further Reading: Yaffa Eliach There Once Was a World, 1998. Historian Yaffa Eliach was asked to contribute to a memorial for Holocaust victims. Instead, she decided to write this history of the lives of Eastern European and...

Books on the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

Books on the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

947. Books on Russia & Eastern Europe Further Reading: Yaffa Eliach There Once Was a World, 1998. Historian Yaffa Eliach was asked to contribute to a memorial for Holocaust victims. Instead, she decided to write this history of the lives of Eastern European and...

Patience & Fortitude by Nicholas Basbanes: A Book Review

Patience & Fortitude by Nicholas Basbanes: A Book Review

Patience and Fortitude: Wherein a Colorful Cast of Determined Book Collectors, Dealers, and Librarians Go About the Quixotic Task of Preserving a Legacy by Nicholas A. Basbanes My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love books. I really do. And I love bookstores and libraries and...

Books about Shakespeare

Books about Shakespeare

822. Books on English drama Further Reading: While looking up award-winning and recommended books on English drama, I was surprised and dismayed to discover the only ones honored were on Shakespeare. While Shakespeare's phenomenal, he is far from being the only...

Books on Painters and the History of Painting

Books on Painters and the History of Painting

759. Books on painters and the history of painting  Further Reading: Edward Dolnick The Forger’s Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century, 2008. In this true-crime thriller, Edward Dolnick details how a mediocre artist...

Books on the Natural History of Animals

Books on the Natural History of Animals

590. Books on animals Further Reading: Art Wolfe The Living Wild, 2001. Internationally recognized nature photographer Art Wolfe shares nearly 400 photographs he has taken worldwide of over 140 animals in their natural habitats. 591. Books on specific topics in the...

King Leopold’s Ghost: A Book Review

King Leopold’s Ghost: A Book Review

King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild My rating: 4 of 5 stars Before reading this book, my knowledge of African history was scanty. I have read a few books on North Africa, but none on the history of the...

Books on Constitutional and Administrative Law

Books on Constitutional and Administrative Law

342. Books on Constitutional & administrative law Further Reading: Akhil Reed Amar The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era, 2016. Legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar points out that news events come at us so thick and fast today that we often...

Books on the History of France

Books on the History of France

944. Books on the history of France  Further Reading: Edmund Burke Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790. Anglo-Irish statesman, philosopher, and political theorist Edmund Burke supported the American Revolution but vehemently opposed the French Revolution. In...