Browsing the blog archives for January, 2006

Tales of the Sourh Pacific, James A. Michener

The dis-oriented author is a James Michener fan. I have read several of his books, Texas, Chesapeake, The Source, Carribbean and Centennial. I enjoyed them all. Tales of the South Pacific is Micheners first book about his time in the navy during World War II. This book won the Pulitzer prize and was the basis [...]


Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World, Nicholas Oster

The dis-oriented author author is a sucker for language books. I had recently read Goodbye Descartes by Keith Devlin about linguistics, artificial intelligence and language understanding and I saw a review of Empires of the Word on National Review Online. I knew that I had to read this book. In this book, Oster details the [...]