Με μια συναρπαστική περιγραφή, ερευνώντας πλήθος εγγράφων και ιστορικό υλικό, ο Μίμης Ανδρουλάκης, περιγράφει το άγνωστο αυτό ταξίδι των επτά μηνών και μια ημέρα. 12 Μαρτίου 1936, η ημέρα που ο Βενιζέλος, μετά από ένα θυελλώδη καυγά με την γυναίκα του Έλενα, παθαίνει ένα σοβαρό εγκεφαλικό και πεθαίνει.
Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin (Oxford University Press, 2015), is the of biography of Murray Bookchin, the founder of radical ecology and the one that highlighted ecology as a radical social and political issue.
This a wonderful book about one of the most greatest polymaths and inter-disciplinarians of all time. Alexander von Humboldt is a forgotten hero of science, an exceptional man, a restless explorer, “a man who sought to see and understand everything”, a passionate scientist who could speak to the soul of people.
The Middle Passage (1962) is V.S. Naipaul’s first work of travel writing. It is an account of his returning journey to five Caribbean “post-colonial” societies, Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam, Martinique and Jamaica. The Middle Passage, Naipaul[…]
After owning books, almost the next best thing is to talk about them, once said Charles Nodier. This is a book about books. Jacques Bonnet writes about his private library, comprised of more than forty[…]
It was late in 1919, that Georges Simenon was introduced to the group by his friend Henri-J. Moers. He left soon after the suicide of his friend Joseph Kleine, one of the members of ‘La Caque’, one Christmas Eve. (He hanged himself on the portal of Saint-Pholien Church).
After her excellent biography of Hogarth, Jenny Uglow gives us a nice and detailed history of the Lunar men. Their personal adventures and family stories and tragedies are intertwined beautifully with their intellectual passions and scientific pursuits. She describes sufficiently the revolutions of this period that changed the political and social systems, such as the French and the American Revolutions as well as, the revolutionary advances in science, such as these of Linnaeus and Lavoisier.
Guy Callendar was an English Engineer. In 1938 he published a paper, titled ‘The Artificial Production of Carbon Dioxide and its Influence on Temperature’ which laid out his earliest thoughts on the role of carbon dioxide in climate change. James Rodger Fleming is a professor at Colby College and a leading historian of atmospheric sciences and weather prediction. He has written a really fascinated book.