The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation

The holiday gift guide continues! Here’s one for the history buff in your life. Or the reluctant reader. Or the pot head who rails on and on about states rights vs federal authority. Hennessy, Jonathan. The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation. Illus. Aaron McConnell. New York: William Morrow, 2013. Print. Genre: Nonfiction Graphic Novel Summary:… Continue reading The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Traveling at speeds upwards of 80 mph, across one and a quarter states over 400 miles in a day, I was on a mission and the Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York was coming with me! Tyson, Neil deGrasse. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Ashland, OR: Blackstone Audio, 2017. MP3. Genre: nonfiction… Continue reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Two First Amendment Books by Yours Truly

At a time when our national attention sits securely, sometimes obsessively, on the goingson of Washington, D.C. and our national leaders — be they elected, electoral, or judicial — young viewers and readers deserve thoughtful texts exploring the roots of our rights. For parents, teachers, and librarians seeking such books for the voracious omnivorous reader,… Continue reading Two First Amendment Books by Yours Truly

On Apology by Aaron Lazare

How successful are your apologies? Whether sincere or obligatory, do they genuinely repair the damaged relationship or do they only add arsenic to the community well? This book explores the elements of both appealing and appalling apologies. Lazare, Aaron. On Apology. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004. Print. Summary: Dr. Lazare, a former Harvard professor and leading… Continue reading On Apology by Aaron Lazare

Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

The perfect book for anyone feeling, of late, as though the barbarian hordes are besieging all that is sacred and precious. Abbey, Edward.┬áDesert Solitaire. New York: Ballantine, 1968. Print. Genre: nonfiction (nature/politics…enviropolitico?) Summary: Edward Abbey, a rebel-rousing UNM graduate, goes to work for the National Parks Service. He endures a year in Arches, Utah, where… Continue reading Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey