All Winners: Africa, An Artist's
Safari, Atlas of the World, Concise history of the World, Dante's
For browsing, reading, for coffee table placement, for
research - there's a trio of books just perfect for you to own.
"Africa, an Artist's Safari" by Fred Krakowiak (Maverick Brush Strokes,
$39.95, 133 pages) is an exciting and educational tour of Southern
Africa in artful art and textured text by one of the world's leading and
most important artists in wildlife. The book is a memoir, a travel tour,
and a tribute to some of the most unique and amazing creatures in the
"The Atlas of the World" (Oxford, $80.00, almost 500 pages and over-sized)is
one of the wonders of publishing containing almost anything and
everything one would want to know about our remarkable globe. The
up-to-date compendium has stats, charts, tables, graphs and concise and
exceptionall well written content so that the reader has the world at
his or her fingertips. Highly Recommended.
"Concise History of the World" edited by Neil Kagan
(National Geographic, $40.00, 416 pages) is a mother lode of data, images, writing
focused on the happenings from the dawn of civilization to contemporary
times. Its conciseness typified by its timelines on each page is just
one of the remarkable features of a very remarkable book. Highly
"Dante's Paradiso," a verse translation by Robert and Jean Hollander
(Doubleday, $40.00, pages) is a new version of the classic and may be
the most enduring, the most accessible, the greatest intellectual feast.
The scholars Hollander provide priceless and brilliant commentary that
sets this treatment of Dante's Paradiso head and shoulders above all
those that have come before.
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.
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