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Those interested in World War I and its aftermath will find Juliet Nicolson’s study of the years right after the war to be enlightening, engaging and all too often disheartening. Great Britain suffered from a lack of collective confidence, as well as having the resources to rebound and move past the horrors of the war years. Written in concise, but vivid prose, Nicolson paints a time of haunting history.
Hutchinson has combed through all the current scientific research in exercise physiology and in breezy, easy-to-digest chapters answers many of the common questions and dispels many myths about exercise and fitness. His book is filled with practical advice whether you’re just looking to lose weight and increase general fitness or looking for an edge in athletic competition.
If you can't be in Paris this summer sit back and enjoy John Baxter's delightful ramblings about the city he loves and knows. He guides us through the streets of Paris lovingly describing where artistes and writers lived and their favorite watering holes. Baxter also takes us down the lesser known historic streets, but also fascinating parts of the city. Paris is a city designed for walkers and his comparison to Los Angeles is poignant. After you've read this little gem of a book put it on the bedside table in your guest room and let your friends and family fall asleep dreaming about Paris.
In 1908, two young women traveled from New Jersey to Northern California, where they spent the next two years living with the Karoks, “bow-and-arrow Indians [who] had no knowledge of textiles or pottery.” They kept a written record of their days there, and their appreciation for the customs of the native population is an antidote to the prejudice they met among the white descendants of the 1852 gold rush. They were extremely brave, often risking their lives, yet their account is delightful in its self-deprecating humor and, above all, their deep attachment to the individuals with whom they lived.
De Waal, a world renowned potter and curator, inherited a unique collection of Japanese netsuke and decided to investigate their origins. In this tactilely descriptive memoir he uncovers a rich and tragic family history covering their odyssey from Japan, across the capitals of Europe, back to Japan and Europe once again. He writes with some humor and personality and a fine eye for detail one would expect of such great artist himself. A fascinating and educational read.
The author has diligently collected a book's worth of tales of operatic debauch starring these four, mixed in (as in cocktails) with thumbnail biographies. Their grand over-the-top acting styles informed their off-screen behavior (and life spans). We get the stories, they got the hangovers. We'll never see their like again.
Written in 1908 this early spy thriller, begins with Gabriel Syme being recruited by Scotland Yard to infiltrate the vaguely threatening Central Anarchists Council. Syme deals with the disguises, betrayals, and suspicions that have become the hallmarks of espionage fiction, all while the world around him grows more and more surreal. Touching on themes that are still relevant, Chesterton’s book is intelligently entertaining.