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Hiram Bingham, The real Indiana Jones, 1911
“Hiram Bingham (1875–1956) was an American academic, explorer and treasure hunter and politician. He obtained a B.A. from Yale University and a PhD from Harvard. Bingham was not a trained archaeologist, yet it was during Bingham’s time as a lecturer – later professor – at Yale that he discovered the largely forgotten Inca city of Machu Picchu. “

Read a great book about him a few months ago:
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time 

indypendenthistory:

Hiram Bingham, The real Indiana Jones, 1911

“Hiram Bingham (1875–1956) was an American academic, explorer and treasure hunter and politician. He obtained a B.A. from Yale University and a PhD from Harvard. Bingham was not a trained archaeologist, yet it was during Bingham’s time as a lecturer – later professor – at Yale that he discovered the largely forgotten Inca city of Machu Picchu. “

Read a great book about him a few months ago:

Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time 

(via mothermakemegoldagain)

Only read 25 books so far this year. Need to up my ante. 

To tread lightly in foreign nations & not try to change them. Sadly governments never seem to get this  - A Winter in Arabia by Freya Stark #books

To tread lightly in foreign nations & not try to change them. Sadly governments never seem to get this - A Winter in Arabia by Freya Stark #books

Books

I read books on my Kindle which I’m not interested in keeping on my bookshelf or when I’m traveling a lot.

  • 2013 - 6 Kindle,  5 finished. (1 paper)
  • 2012 - 16 Kindle complete (29 paper)
  • 2011 -  21 Kindle complete (8 paper) [Kindle purchased]
  • 2010  - 19 paper
  • 2009 - 6 paper

Obviously in 2011 I was addicted to the Kindle. It’s a great deal, especially with how much cheaper the books are. I do love Amazon & their AI for choosing books, but I often pickup books in small bookshops or used bookstores which have no relation to what I’ve purchased before. Which is where the AI of Amazon falters.

From: What Kind of Book Reader Are You? A Diagnostics Guide - Entertainment - The Atlantic Wire

The Bookophile. More than reading, you just love books. Old ones, the way they smell, the crinkles and yellowing of the pages; new ones, the way they smell, too, the crispness, running your hands over a stack of them at the bookstore. You like books rescued from the street as much as signed first editions; you like drugstore paperbacks, you like hardcover new releases, you like it all. You just like books. To you, they are an object of beauty, and you would never, ever hurt them in any way.

Labor Day Books…

It’s been a great readers weekend. I’ve finished three books & may even finish a fourth by the weekend’s close.  

  • Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm by Erin Byers Murray (If you love food, cooking, farm2table, oysters, New England)
  • The Man Who Loved China: Joseph Needham & the Making of a Masterpiece by Simon Winchester (If you’re interested in China, science, discovery, history)
  • Essays by Wallace Shawn (A collection of thoughts as wide ranging from theatre to war. A quick & interesting read) [Side note: I see Wallace all over NYC, seems we like the same restaurants.]
     
  • Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson (If you love food, cooking, chefs, cultural connections) [1/2 finished]