Monthly Archives: August 2011

2005 Table Reading

As we are now reading Simon Winchester‘s latest book, Atlantic, it reminded me that we have read several of his books at table, the last being Outposts, about the remaining British Colonies, e.g. Bermuda, Falkland Islands, Tristan de Cuhna.  We … Continue reading

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Review of 1861

Through various vignettes Adam Goodheart has very successfully put together a new way of looking at the Civil War’s first year.  It is not so much a revisionist take on the war, but rather an exploration of some fascinating stories … Continue reading

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At some point last week, while I was away, we finished 1861 by Adam Goodheart.  We are currently reading Simon Winchester’s Atlantic:  Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories.

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