Archive for Items Categorized 'Other Genres', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Stefan Muser
A visual guide to wristwatch styles throughout the decades using watches sold at auction to tell the story. Minimal text but very nice photos.
by Andrew M. Jepson
Around the world in 80 days?? Nah. Make that six years—and 46,528 miles, and 39 countries. They literally went were no one had been before. And you can follow them here.
by Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg
So you are a collector. Invest in a collectable—and you can only hope that you won’t lose money. Plus there will be upkeep. But invest in money and you’ll always at least break even no matter how old and crumpled the note is.
by Brian Clune
Have a need to visit a house shaped like a lemon? Or, more sobering, the Manzanar Internment Camp? Or check if there really are 80,000 hubcaps in the hubcap capital of the world? Heck, that stop counts as a twofer because the 25-ft-tall woman lives here too. Go West, young wo/man!
by Mark A. Barnhouse
If you think of the book as a dying breed (not!) what about brick-and-mortar book stores, especially independents? Tattered Cover in Denver is also a cultural institution and garnered nationwide attention in a First Amendment Supreme Court case. A former employee has recorded the first fifty years.
by Michael Keyser
It’s almost 50 years ago that this movie was made. It was not a box office hit but—and this is the only thing that mattered to the one person who needed to make it, Steve McQueen—it was true to racing, life and death, few words and big deeds.
by James Stejskal
Context-rich, this book is not just another flogger of the T.E. Lawrence myth. Its overarching theme is that of small, agile teams acting as a force multiplier, a concept of timeless relevance and urgency to warfighting practice.
by Demeulemeester, De Bruyne, Voet
“A car is not a horse. It doesn’t need a barn.” A very famous architect (who actually owned many cars) said that. Well, this Belgian book begs to differ and offers examples from different parts of the world.
by Susan Skarsgard
Completed in 1956 the building was lauded for its architectural and technical accomplishments and became an icon of midcentury design. More importantly, it is still in service.
by J.K. Kelly
As if being an F1 driver isn’t dangerous and difficult enough. How about being a CIA agent too, at the same time? The “endearingly flawed protagonist” of this novel goes places where even Bond, James Bond would be out of his element.
by Tom Cotter
Go on an adventure from sea to shining sea, Atlantic to Pacific. Your ride is Something Special. No, really. That’s the name of the car, a 1926 Model T. Your route is the Lincoln Highway with a few side trips. And the entire saga is a wonderful, enjoyable read illustrated with equally fine images shot along the way.
by Andrew Skeen
Sounds like “ancient history” but while it doesn’t have application today, it has implications that are still relevant in a world of terror and guerilla fighting.