Tag Archives: history

February 21

That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, Anne Sebba

George Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2011 ISBN 0297858963 (ISBN13: 9780297858966) 0 stars (if I could give negative stars, I would) I can’t remember when a book made me angrier than this one. Compared to this poor excuse for a biography, even the horrid editing in Before and After seems worthy of the Pulitzer. I read this […]

February 11

A History of the World in 6 Glasses, Tom Standage

****½ A History of the World in 6 Glasses Author: Tom Standage Website: http://tomstandage.wordpress.com First Edition: 2005 Original language: English Summary: Following human history through predominant beverages, this book presents history in an interesting and different light.  Highlighting the human need for water, this book chronicles how drinks – beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and […]