Monthly Archives: January 2003

The Ten Thousand: A Novel of Ancient Greece – Michael Curtis Ford Between 401 BC and 399 BC, a Greek army (consisting of the wayward cast-offs of the Peloponnesian War) marched its way into the heart of the Persian Empire … Continue reading

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The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime – Miles Harvey Maps have always had a tangible fascination for me. They evoke all the excitement and verve of travel, exploration, discovery, of finding your way in a … Continue reading

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Tales from the Thousand and One Nights – Translated by N.J. Dawood Know O Prince, that once upon a time, there was a collection of such tales as could freeze the blood with trepidition, or stoke the raging fires of … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Tsavo – Philip Caputo They were called The Ghost and The Darkness, two adult male African lions, that haunted the scrub brush of the Tsavo River at the turn of the century. In 1898, they killed more … Continue reading

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Halloween – Jerry Seinfeld As the father of a four-and-a-half year old, my literary experiences have now been expanded into the kids section of the local mega-superzilla bookstore. I must confess that my son and I rarely purchase books from … Continue reading

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Gallows Thief – Bernard Cornwell Don’t click the ready bag or you’ll be doing the Newgate Morris at the Kings Head Inn, so fake away off, culley. Bernard Cornwell is, I must confess, one of my all-time favorite authors of … Continue reading

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Mutiny on the Globe: The Fatal Voyage of Samuel Comstock – Thomas Farel Heffernan “I am the bloody man; I have the bloody hand; I will have revenge!” Thus spake Samual Comstock, the estwhile leader of the one of the … Continue reading

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