Society, Individualism; Continent: Europe, North America

Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City by Russell Shorto Not a travel guide, but not packing this book for your trip to this exceptional city would be a mistake 357 pages (318 pages excluding Notes and Index but including the short and worthy Postscript) This book is definitely a love letter to […]

Exploration, Arctic; Continent: North America, Europe

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides You think you’re having a rough winter? Check this story out. Blanket and cocoa recommended. 410 pages It’s the end of the 1870s, and to the people of the newly industrialized United States, the world yields to […]