Thursday, February 08, 2018

January 2018 posts updates

If I see something interesting—post, video, etc.—that ties in well with a book I've posted about on the blog, I'll go back to the original post and update it with the link to the new item. I realize not everyone will go back to something they have already seen, so I thought an occasional "Update" post would be good. Here are a couple of updates I made in January that might be of interest.

Primo Levi The Periodic Table, posted almost ten years ago.
Carole Angier provides not just a nice overview of the book, but also includes the chapter “Cerium” with detailed commentary, at Aeon.

Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn

I didn't realize it, but Thomas Penn narrated an hour-long 2013 documentary titled Henry VII: The Winter King. It is currently available for Amazon Prime viewers, with several versions of it on YouTube. It is a good overview and introduction of Henry VII, but if this documentary piques your interest you'll want to read Penn's book. He goes into much more detail on every aspect covered in the show.

Books I plan to post on in February:
The Disappearance of Émile Zola: Love, Literature, and the Dreyfus Case by Michael Rosen
The White King: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr by Leanda de Lisle
Brutus: The Noble Conspirator by Kathryn Tempest
The Gargoyle Hunters by John Freeman Gill
I've also been winding my way through The Landmark Julius Caesar and thoroughly enjoying it. I'm not sure how or when I'll post on it, but I definitely will.

On a side note, I want to thank everyone for their kind words. Things have returned almost to normal after my last surgery and it is such a blessing not to be in constant pain anymore. Now if my days were only half again as long so I could get caught up on everything...

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