Reading Past: 2010

December 2010:

“Imperial by Design” by John J. Mearsheimer in The National Interest (December 16, 2010) Jan-Feb 2011 issue

Westviking: the ancient Norse in Greenland and North America by Farley Mowat

from The Complete Works of Tacitus: The annals. The history. The life of Cnaeus Julius Agricola. Germany and its tribes. A dialogue on oratory, translated from the Latin by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb, edited, and with an introduction, by Moses Hadas.

  • Germany and its Tribes [de origine et situ Germanorum] by P. Cornelius Tacitus, translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb

November 2010:

“Egil’s Bones” by Jesse L. Byock in Scientific American Volume 272 #1 (January 1995) pp. 82-87

“The Scull and Bones in Egil’s Saga: A Viking, a Grave, and Paget’s Disease” by Jesse L. Byock in Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies Volume 24 (1993) pp. 23-50

Egil’s Saga [Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar] translated with an introduction by Hermann Pálsson and Paul Edwards

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer

The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be by Farley Mowat, illustrated by Paul Galdone

October 2010:

from Hrafnkel’s Saga and Other Icelandic Stories translated with an introduction by Hermann Pálsson:

Orkneyinga Saga: The History of the Earls of Orkney [Orkneyinga saga] translated with an introduction by Hermann Pálsson and Paul Edwards

September 2010:

King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett

August 2010:

Legionary: the Roman Soldier’s (Unofficial) Manual by Philip Matyszak

The Fall of Saxon England by Richard Humble

July 2010:

Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm’s Son by J.R.R. Tolkien

Reminiscences of Tecumseh’s youth by Stephen Ruddell

Strictly from Hungary by Ladislas Farago

The Fury of the Northmen: Saints, Shrines, and Sea-Raiders in the Viking Age, AD 793-878 by John Marsden

Emma, the Twice-Crowned Queen: England in the Viking Age by Isabella Strachan

June 2010:

from Tree and Leaf by J.R.R. Tolkien

from Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland

  • Introduction by W. D. Howells
  • A branch road
  • Up the coolly
  • Among the corn-rows
  • The return of a private
  • Under the lion’s paw
  • The creamery man
  • A day’s pleasure
  • Mrs. Ripley’s trip
  • Uncle Ethan Ripley
  • God’s ravens
  • A “good fellow’s” wife

May 2010:

Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome

Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers

April 2010:

The Young Visiters, or Mr. Salteenas Plan by Daisy Ashford

March 2010:

Grendel by John Gardner

from An Enemy of the People; The Wild Duck; Rosmersholm by Henrik Ibsen, translated by James McFarlane

  • An Enemy of the People [En Folkefiende]
  • The Wild Duck [Vildanden]
  • Rosmersholm [Rosmersholm]

from Voyages to the Moon and the Sun by Cyrano de Bergerac, translated by Richard Aldington

  • Voyage to the Moon [L’ Autre Monde; ou, Les Estats et empires de la lune]
  • The States and Empires of the Sun [Les Estats et empires du soleil]

Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

from Two Minutes of Silence: Selected Short Stories [To minutters stilhed] by H.C. Branner, translated by Vera Lindholm Vance

  • The ship
  • Ingeborg
  • The three musketeers
  • Iris
  • The blue parakeets
  • Red horses in the snow
  • Playing by the beach
  • The first morning
  • The end of August
  • The pipe
  • Two minutes of silence
  • Ariel

February 2010:

Beowulf [Beowulf], a prose translation with an introduction by David Wright

The Second Messiah : Templars, the Turin Shroud and the Great Secret of Freemasonry by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas

January 2010:

from Two Lives of Charlemagne by Einhard and Notker the Stammerer, translated by Lewis Thorpe

The Fig Eater: A Novel by Jody Shields