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Eric Chaline has written a fascinating trilogy exploring history from an unusual perspective.

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"100 Diagrams That Changed the World" by Scott Christianson

Diagrams are practical ways of conveying information and a necessary tool for visual learners. The best of them are executed with style and skill, and are quite beautiful to behold. Yet, diagrams are so common that we hardly ever stop to reflect upon their artistic merits or importance to...

"Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin" by Nicholas Oster

One of the oldest languages still in use, Latin has an interesting history as told by Nicholas Oster in "Ad...

"The Ice House"

"The Ice House" on DVD is based on Minette Walters' writing debut. Walters' gift for clever dialog and...

"One for the Books" by Joe Queenan

This Christmas I was fortunate to receive many wonderful books. All I need now is more free time to devour them. Two of my favorites are about books and reading.

First is "...

"Great Expectations" by Richard Geary

Richard Geary takes on Charles Dickens in his most recent graphic novel adaptation, "Great Expectations." Having never read the...

"Lateness of the Hour" by Alex Clare

Alex Clare's debut CD "Lateness of the Hour" has a hit single with the intense tune "Too Close." Clare...

"Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein

"Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein is another great crossover YA book that will appeal to adults and...

January is a time when many of us make a New Year's resolution to get organized. Hey, why not get your book discussion group organized for the New Year too! St. Louis County Library's book discussion kit program can make this easy for you. The kit collection has a wonderful mix of current...

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