Mostly a history, with a dash of memoir thrown in, David Hill recounts the history of the gambling and corruption that built Hot Springs through the lens of his grandmother and father’s lives.
My reading list for August includes a new mystery in 1920s India, a popular psychology book, a real Victorian diary, a look at the mob in Arkansas and a classic Japanese murder mystery.
One night, a suspicious wife leaves her home in Florida to trace her husband’s footsteps across Havana, Cuba. The only problem is, Richard is dead.
Chris Skaife may have the coolest job there is. It’s certainly one of the most unusual. Skaife is currently the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London — he is charged with making sure England never falls.
A delightful biography of a nonsense artist and a collection of funny essays from a traveling journalist. What are you reading this week?