New Titles for May 21, 2013 – YouTube. New books at Market Block Books: And the Mountains Echoed (Riverhead); The Black Country (Penguin); The Redeemer (Knopf); The Last Summer of the Camperdowns (Liveright); We Need New Names (Little, Brown); The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (FSG); Shakespeare’s Pub: A Barstool History of […]
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Marathon: How One Battle Changed Western Civilization (Penguin) Marathon, 490 B.C. The Greeks versus the Persians in an epic battle that would change the course of history. Do you know the legend of Philippides? The story goes that he ran 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to tell of the Greek victory over the seemingly […]
The Iliad: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin) I never read The Iliad in high-school, though I know a few people who did. It seems like being told to read a book in high-school is a surefire way to be sure that no one will want anything to do with it. Don’t pay any attention to […]
The Orphanmaster This novel ignited my interest in Dutch and colonial New York history–Jean Zimmerman does a terrific job of evoking life in 17th century New Amsterdam. The sights, the sounds, the smells, all are brought to life in her engrossing historical mystery. Blandine van Couvering, a 22-year old she-merchant in the Dutch trading community, […]
Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian by Michael Rex You probably already know how hard it can be to get some boys to read. And there are plenty of worthy books out there for boys. But now there’s FANGBONE: Third Grade Barbarian! Fangbone, son of Steelbeard the Bold of the mighty Lizard Clan is sent from a different […]