Book Discovery


The link below is to an article that comments on book discovery and I think I’m pretty much in agreement with it.

For more visit:
http://bookavore.net/post/67487397044/the-main-factor-contributing-to-the-problem-of

Article: Oldest Torah Scroll Discovered


The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of the oldest known copy of the Torah.

For more visit:
http://ehrmanblog.org/exciting-discovery-of-a-hebrew-bible-scroll/

Article: First Fairytale of Hans Christian Andersen Found


The link below is to an interesting article about Hans Christian Andersen and the discovery of what is believed to have been his first fairytale written while a schoolboy.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/dec/13/hans-christian-andersen-first-fairytale

Article: Book Discovery


The link below is to an article about book discovery (how books are discovered) and includes an infographic.

For more visit:
http://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/372-anatomy-of-book-discovery-a-case-study

History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent – Volume 1, by George Bancroft


I have been working on getting this volume onto the Tracing our History – History website for some time. I did have about three chapters on the site in HTML format, but have now begun getting the volume up in PDF format. This is taking some time, especially with the large number of footnotes in the text, which I am seeking to have available quickly via links to the footnotes and links that return to the text from the footnotes. The time being spent on this will allow a very good and useful ebook when completed I think. I do have plans to make the entire set of volumes on the History of the United States available over time.

I would recommend the volume I am currently reading (volume 1) as a very good treatment on the European discovery and colonization of the United States. For those outside of the United States (like me) – and quite possibly many within the United States – this work provides a very easy to read and informative history of this period. For those interested in further research, the footnotes provide plenty of material for further reading and investigation, drawing on a wealth of historical material and treatments.