Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Fill up the summer book bag 

Random Penseur has a great list of history books for summer reading. I have been binging on books on Central Asia lately, and I second his recommendation of The Great Game by Peter Hopkirk. If you like both history and chess (the Littlest Scholar was dropped at chess camp today, where it appears she's already a star), I recommend The Chess Artist, which is as much about Kalmykia as about chess.

And like RP, I eagerly await the new Alan Furst. Not till August, darnit.