Daily Archives: July 26, 2019

Hvad Udad Tabes, Skal Indad Vindes

According to a book I am reading at present, the phrase “Hvad udad tabes, skal indad vindes” is a phrase that nearly every Dane knows by heart.  The phrase was uttered by the Danish author H.P. Holst in 1811, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The King’s Best Highway

The King’s Best Highway:  The Lost History Of The Boston Post Road, The Road That Made America, by Eric Jaffe This book is a bit of a bait and switch.  For one, this book did not exactly make America, as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Drive

Drive:  Henry Ford, George Selden, And the Race to Invent The Auto Age, by Lawrence Goldstone Henry Ford is one of the names that is associated with the auto age, and it is clear that this author wishes to take … Continue reading

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Book Review: Car Country

Car Country:  An Environmental History, by Christopher W. Wells I have to have a grudging degree of respect for an author like this one, who seeks to split the difference between the thesis that America’s transportation infrastructure is so car-oriented … Continue reading

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