Archives for: June 2008

The New-Fashioned Way

June 30th, 2008
We stayed at the cabin this weekend. On the family ranch down near Santa Cruz we have a cabin, built by my grandparents and extensively refurbished over the last few years by my mother and uncle. It's two rooms and a bathroom, running water and electric… more »

Reviews: Augustus, An Island to Oneself

June 30th, 2008
Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor by Anthony Everitt - 5/10 Fired up by Goldsworthy's Caesar, I followed with a biography of his successor. Sadly, where Caesar was triumphany, Augustus fell flat. Perhaps the sources are less insightful, perha… more »

Reviews: An Army at Dawn, Dark Fire

June 6th, 2008
An Army at Dawn : The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson - 9/10 Yes, I'm giving it the rare and coveted nine out of ten, which I have given to perhaps half a dozen books I've read since I started "formally" rating them in 1998. It's that… more »