How the World Allowed Hitler to Proceed with the Holocaust takes a look at the international 1938 conference to discuss the possible emigration of European Jews
1,000 Perfect Weekends: Great Getaways Around the Globe is another addition in the National Geographic Society books to inspire and educate.
Hans Christian Andersen (2 April, 1805 – 4 August, 1875) was an author, playwright, and poet from Denmark. He is the best known fairy-tale author in the world.
M.F.K. Fisher (3 July, 1908 – 22 June, 1992) was a food writer and translator. Ms. Fisher believed that eating well was one of the “arts of life”
Arthur Conan Doyle ((22 May, 1859 – 7 July, 1930) was a Scottish author most famous for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
Robinson Jeffers (10 January, 1887 – 20 January, 1862) was an American poet, known for mastering epic poems.
J. R. R. Tolkien was an English author, poet,& academic best known for his fantasy novels The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings which changed the fantasy genre
For any lover of literature and trivia, this book is a gem.
At first Frankenstein was published anonymously (1818) to scathing reviews (“a tissue of horrible and disgusting absurdity”). A play in 1823 made the story popular and the book appeared in print again (1831), but with significant changes including crediting Mary Shelley with the authorship.
On this day in 1712 Genevan philosopher, composer and writer Jean-Jaques Rousseau (28 June, 1712 – 2 July, 1778) was born. Rousseau’s political philosophy influenced the French Revolution and modern politics.