our website and you'll find plenty of covetable items for all and sundry tastes. Here are a few of my personal picks.
Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century. Both icons were fascinating people, which is why we're drawn to each of them and to their tumultuous romance.
Lawrence of Arabia was the late Peter O'Toole's defining role, and it was a spectacular one in David Lean's epic classic. Scott Anderson's Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East (First Edition, Signed Bookplate) is an engrossing, eye-opening read that spent 8 weeks on NPR's hardcover bestseller list. You can read an excerpt from it here.
Best American Infographics 2013. At right is "How to Be Happy" by Gustavo Vieira Dias, and below is one for all of you dog show lovers! "The Four Kinds of Dog" were illustrated by John Tomanio for National Geographic. He shows the genetic breakdown of 85 common dog breeds, depicting how much they fall into four broad categories: wolflike, mastifflike, herders, and hunters. You can view a further sampling of this collection here.
Bags: A Selection from the Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam. Artistry, social history, crafts, design, high fashion, endangered species, and more come into play with this eye-popping volume. It's a wonderfully diverse compendium to browse through and marvel at. Below are some samples of its wares.