After years of forgetting phone numbers, keys and names, Joshua Foer decided to undertake a form of memory training. A year later, he found himself entering the finals of the US Memory Championship. This sparky semi-autobiography considers how we might use our minds to do extraordinary things, and explores the importance of preserving our lives through the memories we collect.
Debutantes and dandies, rowdy jazz musicians, lost children and ragtime riff-raff are brought together in this newly compiled collection taken from The Crack-Up, and other works. On Booze portrays "The Jazz Age" as Fitzgerald experienced it: roaring, rambunctious, and lush - with quite a hangover.
An examination of urban architecture and planning, and its effects on life in the city, by the renowned New York critic of the 1960s. Her premise is that neighbourhoods and the human vitality of cities are being destroyed by powerful architects and local government authorities.
A republication and update of Miroslav Sasek's glorious drawings of Texas originally published in the 1960s. This iconic book is suitable for children aged 4 and upwards and includes basic facts and brief history of the state.
A republication and update of Miroslav Sasek's glorious drawings of San Francisco. This iconic book is suitable for children aged 4 and upwards and includes basic facts and brief history of San Francisco.