In the Kingdom of Ice follows the trails and tribulations of the brave men who explored the North Pole in the late 1800’s. The book focuses on the crew of the USS Jeannette which was bankrolled by the New York Herald and James Gordon Bennet and led by the United States Navy.
But based on On Immunity: An Inoculation, she’s clearly done copious amounts of research. The book is a personal, impressionistic, fascinating look at the history of immunity, from those 18th century English milkmaids with cowpox who miraculously found themselves immune to smallpox to the crazy (and dangerous) theories of celebrities like Jenny McCarthy.
Gates was U.S. secretary of defense from 2006-2011, serving in the cabinets of both George W. Bush and Barack Obama—two presidents who had little else in common. Gates's confirmation was a repudiation of his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, and his initial mission was to reverse a looming defeat in Iraq.
After reading about the Romanov family I definitely want to watch the movie Anastasia. The Family Romanov: Murder Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia was so freaking good! It has definitely been a while since I've read about the Russian revolution, the Romanov family, and Rasputin.
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man (City Lights/Sister Spit) [Thomas Page McBee] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Winner - Best Transgender Nonfiction - 2015 Lambda Literary Awards Best Books of 2014 - Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014 - NPR Books Best Nonficton Books of 2014 - Kirkus Reviews 10 Best Transgender Non-Fiction Books - Advocate Thomas Page McBee’s Man Alive hurtled through my life.
ABC books, abecedarian novels, lipograms, everything and anything that plays with the art of words is art right up my alley. And so having adored Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet's glorious Caldecott Honor A River of Words, I was agog with anticipation waiting for their latest, The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus.
Hotel Florida is the book I wanted to write, but it appears Amanda Vaill has beat me to it, and with great success. The book recapitulates the experiences, participation, and actions of six renowned journalists during the Spanish Civil War and their own personal struggles with integrity, truth, fear, and love in a brutal Civil War.
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi “The Divide” is an eye-opening book that paints a clear picture of what is the biggest divide in our society, the wealth gap. Investigative journalist Matt Taibbi takes the reader on a journey of social injustice.
Eye to Eye is a children's book that animal's eyes, and how they see the world differently from other animals. First, the book talks about the four different types of eyesight from simple to complex. These include eyespot, pinhole eyes, compound eyes, and camera eyes.
Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat by Gail Jarrow tracks the once common disease pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health oficials finally defeated it. Illustrated with one hundred archival photographs, Red Madness includes stories about real-life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations.
In this book, Think Like a Freak, the authors not only show you problems they have solved, but they offer tips and suggestions for how you can solve problems the Freakonomics way. As well as giving problem-solving tips, they also give you advice on persuading people who don’t want to be persuaded.
This House of Grief is a 2014 non-fiction work by Helen Garner. Subtitled "The story of a murder trial", its subject matter is the murder conviction of a man accused of driving his car into a dam resulting in the deaths of his three children in rural Victoria, Australia and the ensuing trials.