Odyssey Online

Entries from July 2011

Summer Reading, American Books

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on Summer Reading, American Books

…back in May I prepared a reading list for a young man who was interested in having a librarian put together a summer reading list.  It occurred to me the other day that this would be a good list for Odyssey Online…this list of books about the American experience. Now, two big disclaimers, 1) this list is in no way representative of the diversity of American experience, 2) and this list does not reflect any systematic approach to American Literature.  It is, however, a pretty interesting list of books and would tide one over nicely, in an American way, for the month of August.

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Summer Reading, Travel Writing

July 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on Summer Reading, Travel Writing

…ahh midsummer, and for many midsummer means being out on the road.  With that thought in front of us like a double yellow line rushing beneath, a list of our newer books of travel writing:

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Summer Reading, New Titles in History

July 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on Summer Reading, New Titles in History

…with the 4th of July weekend upon us, what better thing than making some time for some heavy reading.  Here are a list of titles, new books from the Browsing Collection, all on history. Admittedly, a list that is as much of a hodgepodge as the fare at a 4th of July picnic, but perhaps somewhere here an appetizing title?

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