Destination: 17th Century Paris and London Book: Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution (NEW 3/2011), by Holly Tucker Although I love to read about history, I do not think of myself as a fan of scientific history–and to say that a book is about blood transfusions is enough to [...]
Destination: Philadelphia Book: Miracle in Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen Happy Independence Day! Ever since I traveled to Philadelphia a few years ago, my thoughts wander to the birthplace of the United States on July 4th. Even cynics may have a hard time remaining uninvolved with the Fourth of July celebrations after reading this book. [...]
David McCullough’s 1776 serves as a guidebook for travelers to visit Revolutionary War sites.