Tony Horwitz on Spanish Conquistadors and September 12, 2001

This post has been sitting in my drafts folder for a while, waiting for its moment. I've been reading Tony Horwitz's A Voyage Long and Strange, about the early settlement of North America.┬áHe got the idea for the book during a visit to Plymouth Rock. Horwitz realized that while he knew plenty … [Read more...]

Book Review: The River of Doubt

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey is one of the best books I've read this year. In 1913 former US president Theodore Roosevelt,54, accepted a speaking engagement in South America. While there he planned to visit with his son Kermit and travel throughout the continent. Known … [Read more...]