Category Archives: D. Books

Lessons From the Hardy Boys

I avidly read Hardy Boys books as a child, and I still use lessons I learned in the books. This article expounds on those lessons. https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/9-things-a-grown-man-can-learn-from-the-hardy-boys/

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Colonial Printery

This company sells reproductions of 18th-century books and blank books. https://www.colonialprinter.net/

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A Bantam Book of Words

The little book sitting beside my laptop is not a Bantam, as in the paperback brand; it is a bantam, a smaller version of a larger book, in this case The Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, the mass-market paperback edition published by Pocket … Continue reading

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Narrative Nonfiction Favorites

Some of my favorite Narrative Nonfiction Books (In no particular order) Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 – Jeffrey Kluger and James Lovell The Right Stuff – Tom Wolfe Volcano Cowboys: The Rocky Evolution of a Dangerous Science … Continue reading

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More on Landmark Books

This fine article on Landmark Books comes from the blog Perspectives on History. The article is titled “Generation Past — The Story of the Landmark Books”, published Oct. 17, 2016, written by David Spear. https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/october-2016/generation-past-the-story-of-the-landmark-books

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Narrative Nonfiction

I have become spoiled by this genre called Narrative Nonfiction, the style of writing that presents factual information in an entertaining form similar to that of a novel. Looking back, I realize that the Landmark books I loved as a … Continue reading

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Landmark Books

I read many Landmark history books as a child, and I still like them. They are well written by experts in their fields and offer a decent amount of information in a narrative style without getting the reader involved in … Continue reading

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