30-SECOND BOOK REVIEWS

Updated Nov. 20, 2018, with these new books: ON TYRANNY: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, by Timothy Snyder (non-fiction) FLY BY NIGHT (Jammer Davis…

Veterans Day 1972 at Checkpoint Charlie

My most indelible memory of the holiday we Americans call Veterans Day happened 46 years ago when Jan and I passed through Checkpoint Charlie into…

The Story Behind Treasure of Saint-Lazare

For the last few months I’ve been casting about for some way to answer the question I’ve heard from a dozen or so readers of the…

The Paris Métro Map Gets a New Look

THE PARIS MÉTRO map changed countless times since the first line opened in 1900. The current version, highly stylized, has been around so long it…

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