Next Monday on President’s Day, we combine the celebrations for George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and throw in the rest of the Presidents as well. Let’s see what reading and travel opportunities President’s Day holds for readers, music lovers, cooks and travelers.
Presidents in National Parks
Last year I shared a list of six interesting connections between U. S. Presidents and National Parks. The company that provides lodging at many of those parks, Xanterra, came out with a new list this year, if you’d like expanded choices.
President Lincoln and Civil War Days
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 make me go hide in a closet. Yuck! Blood! Needles! Continue reading
United States Flag
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. We already covered 1776. This book takes us to 1787 and the Constitutuion that finished the job started by the Revolutionary War. Continue reading