Category: Books & Music

Book of the week

Tweet “The Prevalence of Deceit” (F. G. Bailey)

Book of the week

“Remembered Past: John Lukacs On History Historians & Historical Knowledg” (John Lukacs) (my appreciation to a regular reader of this blog for getting me this book from my Amazon wish list!).

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“Brains of the Nation: Pedro Paterno, T.h.  Pardo De Tavera, Isabelo De Los Reyes and the Production of Modern Knowledge” (Resil B.

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Tweet “The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home” (Pico Iyer)

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Tweet “The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments” (Gertrude Himmelfarb)

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Tweet “The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story of the Man Who Sent Charles I to the Scaffold” (Geoffrey Robertson)

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Tweet “Murder in Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerence” (Ian Buruma)

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Tweet “On Ugliness” (Umberto Eco, Alastair McEwen (translator))

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Tweet “The Nobility of Failure: Tragic Heroes in the History of Japan” (Ivan Morris)

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Tweet “Call of the Mall: The Geography of Shopping by the Author of Why We Buy” (Paco Underhill)

Book of the Week

Plunkitt of Tammany Hall.  How traditional politicians think and work.

Book of the Week

Rhetoric and Ritual in Colonial India.  Also available free, on line.  In particular, note the book’s Conclusion, which compares India and the Philippines to Vietnam.