February 6, 2019

The untold story of the United States

Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America by Brian F. Haara, University of Nebraska Press, US $28.95, Pp 184, November 2018, ISBN 978-1640120853 Most of us have […]
February 4, 2019

Etiquette in the time of social change

What Would Mrs. Astor Do?: The Essential Guide to the Manners and Mores of the Gilded Age by Cecelia Tichi, New York University Press, US $24.95, Pp […]
February 4, 2019

Best novels to read this winter

Golden State by Ben H. Winters, Mulholland Books, US $28.00, Pp 324, January 2019, ISBN  978-0316505413 The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, US […]
February 1, 2019

Revisiting World War I

The Generals’ War: Operational Level Command on the Western Front in 1918 by David T. Zabecki, Indiana University Press, US $45.00, Pp 430, September 2018, ISBN 978-0253037015 Although […]
January 27, 2019

Chasing the shadows of Nazi scientists

Sam Goudsmit and the Hunt for Hitler’s Atom Bomb by Martijn Van Calmthout, Michiel Horn (Translator), Prometheus Books, US $24.00, Pp 244, November 2018, ISBN 978-1633884502 As World War […]
January 27, 2019

Pamper yourself the Jewish way

The Jewelled Table: Cooking, Eating & Entertaining the Middle Eastern Way by Bethany Kehdy, Nassima Rothacker (Photographer), Hardie Grant, US $35.00, Pp 272, September 2018, ISBN 978-1784881672 The Middle East […]
January 25, 2019

How Social Media is killing expertise

   The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters by Tom Nichols, Oxford University Press,    US $24.95, Pp 252, October 2018, ISBN […]
January 24, 2019

When Romans traded their Republic for an autocracy

Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny by Edward J. Watts, Basic Books/The Perseus Books Group, US $32.00, Pp 336, November 2018, ISBN 978-0465093816 In the 30-20 […]
January 22, 2019

Best novels to read this winter

The New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke, Simon & Schuster, US $27.99, Pp 448, January 2019, ISBN  978-1501176876 The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden, Del Rey, US […]
January 20, 2019

Capitalism reinvents itself

  The Age of Surveillance Capitalism:  The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff, PublicAffairs, US $38.00,    Pp 690, January […]
January 18, 2019

Discovering Manhattan

The Manhattan Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide by William B. Helmreich, Princeton University Press, US $24.95, Pp 354, December 2018, ISBN 978-0691166995 It is difficult to imagine […]
January 15, 2019

Must-read novels for this winter

The Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly, Gallery Books, US $26.99, Pp 438, December 2018, ISBN 978-1501167195 Sins as Scarlet by Nicolas Obregon, Minotaur Books, US $27.99, Pp 320, December […]
January 15, 2019

Revisiting early Christian history

Jesus Is Risen: Paul and the Early Church by David Limbaugh, Regnery, US $28.99, Pp 350, October 2018, ISBN 978-1621577041 The rise and spread of Christianity from […]
January 15, 2019

Creating beautiful and persuasive images

            POSE!: 1,000 Poses for Photographers and Models by Mehmet Eygi, Rocky Nook, US $39.95, Pp 336, November 2018,        […]
January 13, 2019

Spellbinding and suspenseful mystery novels

Murder at the Mill by M. B. Shaw, Minotaur Books, US $27.99, Pp 400, December 2018, ISBN 978-1250189295 Receptor by Alan Glynn, Picador, US $18.00, Pp 260, January 2019, ISBN 978-1250061805 […]