241. Books on Christian ethics Further Reading Joseph Pieper The Four Cardinal Virtues, 1959. Philosophical anthropologist Joseph Pieper argues that moderation is overrated. What the world needs, he says, is a return to virtue. Stanley Hauerwas A Community of...
915. Books about geography and travel in Asia Further Reading William Dalrymple In Xanadu: A Quest, 1989. After completing his college studies, William Dalrymple decided to retrace the steps of Marco Polo from Jerusalem to Xanadu. He shares his adventures in this...
810. Books on American literature in English Further Reading Herb Boyd Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America—An Anthology, 1996. From Frederick Douglass to Cornell West, Black men share what their lives are like in this anthology. Using historical...
About the Book
If your idea of a blissful day is wandering through a bookstore or library followed by hours curled up in chair learning something new, then this book is for you.
Linda Maxie, aka Library Lin, is your friendly reader’s advisor. After combing through sixty-six lists of outstanding nonfiction books dating back over a century, she took the thousands of books she compiled and arranged them, just they would be found on the shelves of an extremely selective library. All the books in this portable collection have been singled out by committees of publishers, authors, librarians, and book reviewers.
Whether your interest is metaphysics, etiquette, quarks, hawks, mountain climbing, or blacksmithing, this book has you covered. Perfect for any booklover who wants to read only the best, it also makes an outstanding gift for all the booklovers in your life.
About the Author
Linda Maxie is a retired librarian from Virginia’s southern Piedmont region who is writing Library Lin’s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction Books series. During her decades of library work, Linda got a lot of experience playing matchmaker for readers and books. Her obsession with quality led her to refine a method for choosing top books on any topic. When she’s not researching, she’s out roaming with her husband, Roger and their rescued cur dog, Dusty Kardashian.