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Leo Damrosch's The Club
Named one of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2019

"A magnificently entertaining book."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post

the club book jacket


From the Blog

How Do You Make Electricity? by Ivo van Vulpen

April 2, 2020

One of the greatest threats to our prosperity and way of life is a shortage of energy. We don’t often pause to think about it, but our Western society is addicted to energy, and without electricity, it would come to a complete standstill in less than a day. Try to imagine a typical working day without electricity: no alarm clock, no lamps, no coffee machine, no car, no elevator, no ATMs, no television, no computer, no radio, no Internet, no telephone, and no dishwasher. You can clearly see why energy is such a hot topic of public and political debate...

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Greek Treasures in the Roman Empire by Tony Spawforth

April 3, 2020

Around 60 BC an ancient freighter foundered in the treacherous waters off the southeastern tip of mainland Greece. Two millennia later, fishermen happened upon remnants of its cargo still strewn on the seabed. Divers to the wreck site brought up ancient objects barely recognizable after their long immersion underwater. Only after restorers had done their painstaking work did the nature of the cargo become clearer. This was a treasure-ship of Greek luxury artefacts.

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