The Atlas of World History: Mapping the Human Journey, ed. by Jeremy Black

My Copy: 9780756653484 (image from my scanner--the book's a bit big for the glass) You could say I’ve already read and reviewed its “sister-atlas.” I thought perhaps I had two copies of the same one by accident (I do tend to be buy-happy with atlases in the bargain bin). The Atlas of World History is … Continue reading The Atlas of World History: Mapping the Human Journey, ed. by Jeremy Black

Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, by Erik Larson

My Copy: 9780375708275 (image by sciencebookmix.com) I can't tell if my choices are oddly appropriate, or I'm just a morbid little turd. Harvey was raging over our heads and the torrential downpour could drive anyone a little nuts, and yet I pick up this book again to read during the storm. I'll chalk this up … Continue reading Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, by Erik Larson

Queen, Empress, Concubine: 50 Women Rulers from the Queen of Sheba to Catherine the Great, by Claudia Gold

My Copy: 9781847241917 (image from amazon.com) Just to let you know, the title is a bit misleading. This book covers a far-wider timeline than Sheba to Catherine II. It actually starts with Hatshepsut of Egypt (15th Century BC) to Benazir Bhutto (2007). I'll just assume Ms. Gold was referring to the diversity represented in this … Continue reading Queen, Empress, Concubine: 50 Women Rulers from the Queen of Sheba to Catherine the Great, by Claudia Gold

The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (#4 of 4), edited by Paula Guran

My Copy: 9780762449378 (image from amazon.com) Part 1 review here. Part 2 review here. Part 3 review here. It turns out I miscounted the number of stories. There are only 27, not 28, so this last review of The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons will have only 6 short stories to review. This was … Continue reading The Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (#4 of 4), edited by Paula Guran