Searching for the Amazons by John Man (History versus Myth, February 2018). Historian John Man specializes in topics related to Asia. In addition to being thorough and doing excellemt research, he is also a skilled writer, making the past come alive. For instance, last year’s excellent biography of Saladin, which I reviewed in an earlier blog […]Read more "REVIEWED: Searching for the Amazons"
The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston. (Nonfiction Book, 2016). A best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction, his latest is the gripping true story of the quest to locate a long-rumored abandoned city in a remote (and in modern times previously unexplored) region in the most mountainous rain forest interior of Honduras. […]Read more "REVIEWED: The Lost City of the Monkey God"