Social Class, British History; Continent: Europe

Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times by Lucy Lethbridge Entertaining book in its own right has the added bonus of helping you figure out who does what in “Downton Abbey” 401 pages (Notes, etc. begin on page 326) This book attracted me because its title suggests a focus […]

Book 7; Continents: North America, Asia, Europe

Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman 480 pages (approximately 384 pages before Acknowledgements and Notes) Choose this book’s engaging travel competition story for your bus or light rail commute The hopeful spirit of the Victorian age lived in New York City of the 1880s. Jules Verne’s […]