Category Archives: Book Review Monday

How Josephine Tey Led Me into a Life of Crime

For the 2003 Edgar awards program book. —————— I have a confession to make. The first two books I ever checked out of the Seldovia Public Library were The Hidden Staircase and The Clue in the Old Stagecoach. Yes, I … Continue reading

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“The world has been mapped, after a fashion…”

The Story of Maps by Lloyd A. Brown Brown really does make an actual story out of the evolution of map-making. The chapter on the Middle Ages is especially fun because he’s just so indignant that faith supplanted reason following … Continue reading

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Snake bombs. That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout.

Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World by Adrienne Mayor What, you thought napalm was a new thing? This book will disabuse your mind of that notion pronto. According to Mayor, mankind … Continue reading

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