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Out of This World Books
For Owning or Gift Giving

Book Review

   

Two out of this world books from Firefly are "300 Astronomical Objects,"( $29.95, 528 pages) by Jamie Wilkins and Robert Dunn and "New Atlas of the Moon" by Thierry Legault and Serge Brunier. The former is billed as a visual reference to the universe - noteworthy. The latter is priced at $55.00 and has 128 beautifully designed pages. It is an over-sized beauty that allows one to have a complete guide to observing the moon.

Another worthy from Firefly is "Birds" by Joanna Burger, so reasonably priced at $29.95, filled with more than 500 eye catching photographs - this is a book to leaf through, to learn from, to have on your coffee table. If you are a bird love or know someone who is - this is a book to go for.

"American Vertigo" by Bernard-Henri Levy (Random House, $24.95, 308 pages) is a book to own, a book to treasure. The author spent a year traveling across America, observing, interviewing all kinds of Americans including celebrities like Norman Mailer,  Sharon Stone, etc.) and ordinary folk from all walks of life.  Philosophical and hands on -  this is a heck of a project. Highly recommended.

"Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales  by Chris Santella (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $24.95, 223 pages) is required reading for all those practitioners and observers of the sport. It is also a book that will appeal to the general public with its marvelous photos and tales from expert anglers having a time.


 

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About the Authors:  Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.

They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. More about these authors.

You can contact the Frommers at: 

Email: myrna.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
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