Memorial Day is coming up, and with it the traditional beginning of summer in the United States, bringing along family gatherings, picnics, barbecues… and hamburgers . The hamburger has become a symbol of American culture and values around the world; it also became the subject of the latest book in
This Sunday, April 1, is opening day for the 2007 season of Major League Baseball. Yale University Press has recently released two books on America’s favorite pastime – Bart Giamatti: A Profile, by Robert P. Moncreiff, and Growing the Game: The Globalization of Major League Baseball, by Alan M. Klein.
Posted by Fred R. Shapiro, Editor, Yale Book of Quotations: Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) will be remembered for his decency and moderation rather than his eloquence, but, like all modern Presidents, he left a legacy of memorable quotations. The following are his entries in The Yale Book of Quotations: An
“Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment.”—Will Rogers In a world where more and more people are voluntarily “going under the knife,” it is hard to imagine a time when anesthesia was frowned upon. In the late nineteenth
The Observer Music Monthly has just released its list of the 50 greatest music books ever, formed through consultation with its world-class music experts and readers. Included prominently on the list is Evan Eisenberg’s The Recording Angel: Music, Records and Culture from Aristotle to Zappa, with the following description: “How
On Monday, May 29, Americans will observe Memorial Day, commemorating the U.S. men and women whose lives were lost, and continue to be lost, in military service for their country. The day marks a fitting occasion to look back at the wars which have defined our nation’s history and the