Don’t Forget Your Old Shipmates

Commander: The Life and Exploits of Britain’s Greatest Frigate Captain by Stephen Taylor   Though he is more often remembered for his role as a sort-of-mentor to the fictional Horatio Hornblower, Sir Edward Pellew’s actual career was no less spectacular....

It’s Not Like That On TV

Never Suck a Dead Man’s Hand: Curious Adventures of CSI by Dana Kollmann   When the lights go down and the crime-scene tape goes up it’s time for people like Dana Kollman to go to work.  

I’ve Been Doin’ Some Hard Ramblin’

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail  by Ben Montgomery On May 2, 1955 Emma Gatewood, a 67 year-old grandmother from rural Ohio, told her family she was “going for a walk”. And she did. The next...

Embrace Your Inner Geek

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day She came from beyond the stars, the last survivor of a great and powerful royal line destined for greatness. For only she could save our world from the Doom that would surely befall it. Well not really,...

On the Road Again

A Book of Voyages edited by Patrick O’Brian “There are some men, who will scarce believe anything but what they see, and at the same time will not stir an inch from home to be inform’d. These sort of creatures are not to be satisfied as to the...
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