Category Archives: Reference

2018 Rand McNally Large Scale Road Atlas

2018 Rand McNally Large Scale Road Atlas synopsis: Give road-weary eyes a break with this spiral-bound Large Scale edition featuring all the accuracy you’ve come to expect from Rand McNally, only bigger. Updated atlas contains maps of every U.S. state that are 35% larger than the standard atlas version plus over 350 detailed city inset… Read More »

The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score synopsis: Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s… Read More »

Words on the Move

Words on the Move synopsis: Language is always changing — but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “by the… Read More »

Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura synopsis: It’s time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that’s… Read More »

Rand McNally 2017 Large Scale Road Atlas

Rand McNally 2017 Large Scale Road Atlas synopsis: 2017 Large Scale Road Atlas Overview Give road-weary eyes a break with this spiral-bound Large Scale edition featuring all the accuracy you’ve come to expect from Rand McNally, only bigger. Updated atlas contains maps of every U.S. state that are 35% larger than the standard atlas version… Read More »

Hemingway Didn’t Say That

Hemingway Didn’t Say That synopsis: Everywhere you look, you’ll find viral quotable wisdom attributed to icons ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Mark Twain, from Cicero to Woody Allen. But more often than not, these attributions are false. Garson O’Toole—the Internet’s foremost investigator into the dubious origins of our most repeated quotations, aphorisms, and everyday sayings—collects… Read More »

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree synopsis: ‘Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.’ So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk…and the… Read More »

A People’s History of the United States

A People’s History of the United States synopsis: With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book’s thirty-five year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history. Since its original landmark publication in 1980,… Read More »