Items tagged "Talking Books"

Talking Books at Downtown and Business: Turn Right At Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

Join us for a discussion of Turn Right At Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time (DB 75354) by Mark Adams.  Adventure and travel magazine editor Mark Adams retraces Yale professor Hiram Bingham III’s 1911 discovery of the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Adams describes his own adventures in the Peruvian Andes with an […]

Talking Books at Downtown and Business: Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

Join us for a discussion of Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (DB 77018) By Allen C Guelzo Historian chronicles the Civil War battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, using archives and first-person accounts. Examines the impact that specific regiments, topography, communications, and mistakes by opposing generals Robert E. Lee and George Meade had on the outcome. Gettysburg: The […]

Talking Books at Downtown and Business: People of the Book By Geraldine Brooks

Join us for a discussion of People of the Book (DB 66059) In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest […]

Not the Treasure For Me

The Alchemist DB 37602 by Paulo Coelho is a tale of self-determination, discovery, and most importantly, treasure. Wait, maybe I’ve got those mixed up… Anyways, this short but poignant allegorical story was written by Paulo Coelho in 1988, and although it had the most modest of success at first (dropped by its original publisher as […]