Archive for September, 2012

Odyssey Guide Myanmar

Odyssey Guide Myanmar
Refreshingly direct and engaging, this new edition of Caroline Courtauld’s richly illustrated and indispensable guide covers Burma’s culture, long history and religion with grace and authority. With many fine color maps (as is the custom with the excellent Odyssey series), hundreds of photographs and well-chosen literary excerpts. In honor of the historic visit of the
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Suu Kyi Visits U.S.

Suu Kyi Visits U.S.
On her first trip to the United States in decades, the Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi has been busy indeed! She received the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, when she also met privately with President Obama in the Oval Office. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama was looking forward to
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Palm Beach Entertaining

Palm Beach Entertaining
Kindly contributed by Annie Falk, author of Palm Beach Entertaining, a beautifully photographed celebration of food, friends and philanthropy. The book grew out of Ms. Falk’s support of local causes, including these four not-to-be-missed events. “Friends often ask ‘what is your favorite Palm Beach fund raising event?’  While I attend events for the causes closest
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World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites
How many have you visited? This beautifully illustrated compendium of World Heritage Sites, just revised, includes color photographs, a map and succinct description of each of the 936 archaeological sites, monuments, cities or parks inscribed by UNESCO from 1978 to 2012. Organized by order of inscription (Galapagos was the first), this fourth edition includes the
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