Tag: 18th century

Aug 03

Book Review: The Map That Changed the World

The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester I usually love books like this, and I usually don’t review books that I haven’t finished, but I don’t know if I want to waste any more time on this one. I’m 93 hard-won pages into this and I think I’m going to quit. So far …

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May 17

Book Review: At Home, A Short History of Private Life

At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson I have adored quite a few of Bill Bryson’s books, especially In a Sunburned Country and A Walk in the Woods, which I found both uproariously funny and full of fascinating anecdotes. I expected to like this one just as much, and got the …

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Dec 11

Book Review: Catherine the Great-Portrait of a Woman

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie I usually don’t read biography, but two disparate people recommended this to me in the space of two weeks, so I decided to make an exception. As you might expect, this book is about Catherine II of Russia, one of the most powerful and …

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