Books http://wshu.org en Commentary: The indispensability of writers forgotten in Amazon-Hachette battle http://wshu.org/post/commentary-indispensability-writers-forgotten-amazon-hachette-battle <p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:29:48 +0000 Roxana Robinson 20628 at http://wshu.org Commentary: The indispensability of writers forgotten in Amazon-Hachette battle New book details the triumphs and hubris of Wright brothers http://wshu.org/post/new-book-details-triumphs-and-hubris-wright-brothers <p>The Wright brothers live in our minds as American icons . . . and what do we really know about them?</p><p>Long Island author Lawrence Goldstone has written a new book about their genius and their missteps. They solved a problem that had stumped great minds for millenia, yet their secretiveness and obsession with their competitors—particularly the greatly innovative, and now little-known Glenn Curtiss—resigned them to be business has-beens.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 01:50:45 +0000 Mark Herz 17281 at http://wshu.org New book details the triumphs and hubris of Wright brothers Once controversial, now beloved: Yale's Beinecke Library celebrates 50 years http://wshu.org/post/once-controversial-now-beloved-yales-beinecke-library-celebrates-50-years <p>This week marks the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Yale University’s Beinecke library. It’s a world-renowned repository of rare books and manuscripts. WSHU’s Mark Herz toured the now-beloved library with its director, E. C. Shroeder. Schroeder said the modernist cube made up of large marble squares—and surrounded by gothic and neo-classical buildings—was once controversial.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:38:38 +0000 Mark Herz 6901 at http://wshu.org Once controversial, now beloved: Yale's Beinecke Library celebrates 50 years