Browsing the blog archives for June, 2005

1776, David McCullough

In the annals of American history one year stands out among all others — 1776. David McCullough’s book,  1776 is a narrative history of that pivotal year. It is the history of the nation but the nascent nation was the Continental Army at that time. The disoriented author bought McCullough’s book thinking that it was [...]


Krakatoa: The Day the Wold Exploded, August 27, 1883, Simon Winchester

On August 27, 1883,  the island of Krakatoa exploded and entered the global consciousness. Simon Winchester’s Krakatoa: The Day the Wold Exploded, August 27, 1883 is an in-depth look at the explosion and its aftermath. The disoriented author first came across Simon Winchester in his fascinating little book, The Professor and the Madman, a story [...]