Day: July 17, 2019

BookLikes Imports Linked Items Literature

Crowdsourced History Reading — TA’s List No. 8: At Home and Abroad

Cross-references to my other topical lists, as always, marked with the addition “cf.” AT HOME: REGIONAL AND LOCAL HISTORY * Peter Ackroyd: London: The Biography (London through the ages, from Roman times to present day) * Anna Quindlen: Imagined London: A Tour of the World’s Greatest Fictional City (London through the ages — cf. list […]

Read More
BookLikes Imports Linked Items Literature

Crowdsourced History Reading — TA’s List No. 7: Literary and Cultural History

Literary biographies and other works on literary history — as opposed to literary criticism. Cross-references to my other topical lists, as always, marked with the addition “cf.” LITERARY HISTORY Stanley Wells: * Shakespeare: For All Time * Shakespeare: A Life in Drama * Shakespeare: An Oxford Guide * The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare * Shakespeare […]

Read More
BookLikes Imports Linked Items Literature

Crowdsourced History Reading — TA’s List No. 6: American History

Cross-references to my other topical lists, as always, marked with the addition “cf.” * David McCullough: 1776 and John Adams (Wars of Independence / Foundations of Nationhood / First Presidents) * Joseph J. Ellis: Founding Brothers:The Revolutionary Generation and American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson (Wars of Independence / Foundations of Nationhood / First […]

Read More
BookLikes Imports Linked Items Literature

Crowdsourced History Reading — TA’s List No. 5: WWII / National Socialism

Cross-references to my other topical lists, as always, marked with the addition “cf.” * Milton S. Mayer: They Thought They Were Free * Joachim Fest: Hitler and Der Untergang (Inside Hitler’s Bunker) * Eugen Kogon: Der SS-Staat (The Theory and Practice of Hell) * Guido Knopp: Hitlers Helfer (Hitler’s Henchmen) * Hannah Arendt: Eichmann in […]

Read More
BookLikes Imports Fun and Games Linked Items Literature

BL-opoly: Dice Roll #17

It’s past midnight CEST, so having finished my very satisfying return visit with Crowley, Aziraphael and the world of Good Omens, I am allowed to roll again. This takes me to square 20: The Lake House — read a book featuring a dog, with a dog on the cover, or set in an area known […]

Read More
BookLikes Imports Linked Items Literature

Crowdsourced History Reading — TA’s List No. 4: History of the British Isles

RECAP: ALL BOOKS BY … * Antonia Fraser (women’s history, Tudors & Stuarts) * Ian Mortimer (British history, particularly Middle Ages) * Dan Jones (ditto) * Stanley Wells (Shakespeare; everything from biography and history to criticism) * Christopher Hibbert (British and Italian history) * John Julius Norwich (British and Mediterranean history) — for all of […]

Read More