Wealth and Society; Continent: Europe, North America

How to Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace Something to consider in case you need a new game plan for next Valentine’s Day 403 pages (320 pages of content until Register of American Heiresses, Index, etc.) As a Downton Abbey fan, I […]

Murder, Art; Region: Pacific Rim

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest by Carl Hoffman The author came for the facts, but he returned for the context 322 pages (280 without Acknowledgments, Notes and the bibliography) You wouldn’t think that a book that narrates a gruesome killing in the first couple chapters could be said […]

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 […]