Archive for Items Categorized 'Other Genres', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Brian A. Harrison
Inextricably woven into the history of Britain, the Tower of London has served as a royal residence and a zoo but it is as a state prison and torture chamber that it claims its place in the cultural consciousness. Over 8000 names tell its story here.
by Gloria MacMillan, editor
Bradbury is on the A-list of classic sci-fi literature. This book examines his work through various prisms—literary, sociological, scientific. It also deals with how Bradbury was adapted to film and television. It will satisfy both Bradbury fans and Bradbury scholars
by Murray Naylor
If you like trains and ecclesiastic architecture, this book combines them. Thirty-two churches—large and small, famous and obscure, ancient and newer—and how to reach them are presented here.
by James R. Ebert
A fresh look at an older book that was once dismissed as unworthy because of who had written it and why and how. Well, there’s another side.
by Matti Friedman
A 10th-century sacred text survives a thousand years—only to be partially stolen during or after being moved from its hiding place in a Syrian synagogue to the newly founded state of Israel.
by Stephen Budiansky
Shakespearean personalities intertwine with Faustian bargains to achieve turf-guarding victories between the various US intelligence agencies, creating a bureaucratic environment where control of the secret becomes more important than the secret itself.
by Mike Love and James S. Hirsch
Enough about Brian Wilson already! I am a Beach Boy too, a founding member! Attention must be paid! I am a wonderful person! Look at Me, Ma!
by David Kinney
Now that Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the fans and enthusiasts portrayed in this book, many of them obsessive, are vindicated. David Kinney describes these folks with respect and sympathy.
by Perry Cox and Frank Daniels
John Lennon, 1966: “We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first—rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity.” Fifty years later and considering the scope of this book, it just might go either way. Even if you don’t collect/trade Beatles records, you can still enjoy the book.
by David E. Davis
An acquired taste, and best to consume the bombast in small doses. Still, a distinctive and colourful voice that immeasurably enriched automotive journalism.
by Meredith H. Lair
Not every soldier serves in the trenches. In fact, 9 out of 10 are in the rear echelons, away from the fight—and often near to entertainment and recreation. What do they do in their downtime? This book about the non-combat experiences of U.S. soldiers offers civilians a quite unexpected perspective.
by Lukas Feireiss
The book is small enough to slip into your coat pocket but deals with big ideas about our celestial neighbor and also life and the meaning thereof right here on terra firma. From the ancients to modern pop culture, everyone has something to say about the Moon.