Σε λίγα χρόνια η σύγχρονη Ελλάδα θα εορτάσει τα 200 χρόνια ανεξαρτησίας. Σε αυτή την περίοδο των δυο αιώνων θα γνωρίσει μα σειρά από γεγονότα τραυματικά, πολύνεκρους πολέμους, φρικιαστικούς εμφυλίους, και κρίσεις που οδήγησαν στην[…]
It took me a while, but it was definitely worth it ! An insightful, intelligent and witty book. Yoval Noah Harari suggests that as science is converging on an all-encompassing dogma, which says that organisms[…]
“This land”, wrote Camus for Algeria in 1956, “will be populated solely by murderers and victims. Only the dead will be innocent.” Patrick Cockburn, a foreign correspondent, has written an insightful, intelligent and depressing book[…]
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.
The Red Nile is a book of stories, gruesome, adventurous, humorous, fascinating stories. Stories of people who risked everything and lived their lives to the fullest. “One suspect, reviewing the history of the Red Nile, that history is not made by parliaments, committees, companies – it is made, rightly or wrongly, by determined individuals or small groups of determined individuals. ” They all wanted to tame the Nile.
Much has been written about Ryszard Kapuściński, foreign correspondent and writer on international politics for the weekly review Polityka. His life and work has been unique. He was called the witness of the twentieth century.[…]
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).
Just a short note about the book I just read, ‘At Home: A Short History of Private Life’ by Bill Bryson. Despite the enormous amount of information, more than someone can actually process, this is a fascinating and enjoyable book. Bill Bryson did a prodigious amount of research on the history of nearly everything from architecture to epidemics and toilets to crinolines and wigs.
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.