The Patriots: Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the Making of America by Winston Groom is a history book focusing on the relationships, personal and professional, between the three American founding fathers mentioned in the title.
The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia by Tom Stevenson is a wonderful coffee table book with writings about the most recent trends in the world of wine, written by experts from several countries. Mr. Stevenson is an award wining wine writer.
The first think I noticed when holding this book is the quality of the item. The book is lavishly printed, quality pages and magnificent photographs throughout. Cosmos: Possible Worlds by Ann Druyan consists of 13 chapters, all are separated subjects and need not to be read in order
The authors understood that people need variety and included desserts such as cakes, bars, and even a chocolate mousse. Besides the desserts, the book offers a bit of everything except meats.
About: Frances Mayes Always Italy by Frances Mayes & Ondine Cohane is a travel book and guide to the country which they both love. Ms. Mayes is a renowned writer of such books as Under the Tuscan Sun and other bestsellers. Ms. Cohane is a New York Times travel writer. 416 pages Publisher: National Geographic Language: English ISBN-10: 142622091X Buy Frances Mayes Always Italy from Amazon.com* More Books by Frances Mayes* More Books by Ondine Cohane* Thoughts: The first thing I noticed about Frances Mayes Always Italy by Frances Mayes & Ondine Cohane is the quality of the book. The glossy photograph, shiny pages, and hardcover provide you hours of simply looking (jealously I might add), at the views and cuisines from that part of the world. The glossy pictures almost allow you to smell and taste the delicacies featured, while the scenery makes you want to hop on a plane and go on a trip (once the pandemic is over). Each section have cool recommendations for the traveler, as well as a few history tidbits here and there. Ms. Mayes talks about places to eat, tour, stay, even the uniqueness of the geography. She makes a point to…
100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to Do, What to See by Joe Yogerst gives the reader excellent ideas of where to go and what to do within their geographical area (for our family, we figure about 100 miles one way, for a day trip). The book also has great tips for those who like to do more than to drive, but bike, camp, hike, etc.
The photographs are gorgeous and the write ups are very interesting. It is important to note that the diet of Blue Zone residents is only part of the reason for thier longevity, climate, reasonable amount of exercise, family, work, and relationships all have a big say in getting to old age
About: How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding by Ted Floyd is a book which intends to inform novice and enthusiasts alike. Mr. Floyd is the editor of Birding Magazine and, of course, an avian aficionado himself. 304 pages Publisher: National Geographic Language: English ISBN-10: 1426220030 Buy How to Know the Birds from Amazon.com* More Books by Ted Floyd* More Books from National Geographic* Thoughts: I know next to nothing about birds, sometimes I wish I knew more, especially when out in nature with the kids. Not to worry though, that doesn’t happen very often. But I always enjoy learning new stuff. How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding by Ted Floyd consists of short, readable sections on many types of bird. It is clear from the writing that the author is not only knowledgeable, but also very enthusiastic about every word printed. I was expecting an off-the-shelf bird watching field guide, with pictures, stats and identifiers – but this is not this type of book. Instead I got a memoir / guide, which allowed me to appreciate birds more than I ever thought would be possible for me. For a…
About: National Geographic Almanac 2019: Hot New Science – Incredible Photographs – Maps, Facts, Infographics & More is the annual book published containing facts, dates and other great information. National Geographic are, of course, one of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers. Buy National Geographic Almanac 2019: Hot New Science – Incredible Photographs – Maps, Facts, Infographics & More from Amazon.com* More Books from National Geographic* Thoughts: I really didn’t know what to expect when I opened up the National Geographic Almanac 2019: Hot New Science – Incredible Photographs – Maps, Facts, Infographics & More, but what a pleasant surprise it was. The book is a treasure trove of knowledge and trivia, all in small chunks, short paragraphs and fantastic pictures. This book actually came to us right on time. One of our children is participating in the Quiz Bowl and this book is simply perfect for such events. The first day we got it, we flipped through it together and worked through some of the trivia questions throughout the book (each question has a page number where you can find the answer). As in all of the National Geographic books I’ve gotten so far, the pictures are astounding. I could sit…
100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do by Joe Yogerst many entries into each park, how to get there, what to bring, what do as well as niche advice for those wanting to hike, bike, or camp. Each entry also relates some cool facts about the location.