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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
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Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Albright
Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948

too little space, January 1, 2013

We took a trip to the Czech Republic this year to explore our own roots to that country, and it was heartrending to read Ms. Albright's tragic family account of her family and their exile. It really added a lot to our trip to have read her book for we toured Terizin and Lidice (which she describes in her own story). This book adds a lot of dimension and sense of place to anyone wanting to know more about the Cxech Republic and especially if you plan to visit.
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Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone by George Black
Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone

too little space, August 4, 2012

I read this book just before making a week-long journey through the park with all it's spectacular wildlife and scenery on display. It was amazing how close this park almost "never was". The book is very well-written and has very readable narrative. My one criticism is this book lacks a map. Unless you are intimately familiar with the greater Yellowstone region you either need to provide your own map to orient yourself or just blunder along hoping it will all become clear by chance.
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The Innocents Abroad: Or, the New Pilgrims' Progress (Modern Library Classics) by Mark Twain
The Innocents Abroad: Or, the New Pilgrims' Progress (Modern Library Classics)

too little space, January 3, 2012

Why did it ever take me until I was 50 before I read a single book by Mark Twain? This book is long overdue on my reading list and Twain is now an author I will read more. I have seen several Mediterranean countries and regions which he toured in the book (written before he had mad his fame adn fortune with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn). He writes with such a tongue in cheek style that at times you suddenly realize he has just made yet another veiled joke about the people he meets, the passengers on his trip, and the sights he is seeing. I would recommmend this book to anyone who has toured or will see parts of the Mediterranean area...or who just wants to live vicariously thought his words.
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To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old West by Mark Lee Gardner
To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old West

too little space, September 1, 2011

I never knew that much about Billy the Kid before reading this book. Nor did I fully understand the incredible amount of corruption in the government and big landholders that lead to the creation of fueds between neighbors in the southwest. This book really filled in a chapter of history and the closing of the American frontier.
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The Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
The Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds

too little space, September 1, 2011

this author really loves his clouds. He makes you really appreciate all the artistry the Earth's atmosphere creates all day every day. While you learn about the science of clouds, you will be hard-pressed to not chuckle at his sly wit just a little...and find yourself learning to love clouds like the author does.

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