June 27, 2008
Here's an offering of some random, yet interesting things from the Internet this week! Book Review: The Office from Hell Cure by Jeffrey A. Landers.
I also came across an interesting book from Walter Nugent called Habits of Empire: A History of American Expansion - in it it tells how America got to be a 'great empire' by going into our different wars, treaties and negotiations with other countries. A must read for any historical enthusiast.
By the way, did you hear about Salman Rushdie getting knighted by Queen Elizabeth II ? Says Rushdie : "At this stage, you know, it's certainly not a day to talk about controversy, it's a day for myself and my family to celebrate this."
Here's an audio concerning Thomas Jefferson's Library that's finally complete. Turns out the Library of Congress has managed to get together with a bunch of rare-book dealers and get the missing library to its full glory. Check it Out HERE!
One more thing - Albert Camus book Notebooks (1951-1959) is currently available. In it, he goes into both the good (his Nobel Prize) and the bad (his depression). "The most interesting aspect of the "Notebooks" is not politics but its personal substratum." Order the book HERE
Have a terrific weekend, everyone!