Archive for May, 2014

In Memoriam: Maya Angelou

In Memoriam: Maya Angelou
We join an international community of readers mourning the death of Maya Angelou, the poet and memoirist who taught us that caged birds sing and that all God’s children need their traveling shoes. Angelou, who passed away May 28, is best known for her work I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, a lyrical memoir
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The Lost Cities of the Mayas

The Lost Cities of the Mayas
The British artist Frederick Catherwood and his American traveling companion, John Lloyd Stephens, were the first Westerners to view the enthralling architecture of the lost cities of the ancient Maya. In 1839 the two intrepid explorers discovered the Mayan pyramids of Copan, abandoned ten centuries before and forgotten under the cover of a thick tropical
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Books to Bike By

Books to Bike By
It’s practically summer. If you haven’t pulled the old two-wheeler from the garage yet, we’ve got some books to get you back in the saddle. May is bike month and to celebrate we’re featuring some of our favorite books about bikes. Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die. Chris Santella showcases a wide variety expertly
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Endurance: The 100th Anniversary Edition

Endurance: The 100th Anniversary Edition
One hundred years ago Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 26 men (plus one stowaway) set sail for Antarctica with plans to cross the uncharted continent on foot.  But in January 1915, after six weeks of rough navigation through the closely packed ice of the Weddell Sea, the ship was trapped and, ten months later,
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