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Enter to Win a FREE Signed Copy of Dianne Hales’s La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World’s Most Enchanting Language

For a limited time, enter to win a FREE Signed Copy of Dianne Hales’s La Bella Lingua.  To enter contest, click here.

Centuries before there was an Italy, there was Italian. Its roots date back thousands of years to the volgare, the street Latin of ancient Rome. Italian’s storia—a word that translates both as “history” and “story”—is a rich, juicy, dramatic saga virtually unknown outside of Italy. La Bella Lingua tells the adventurous tale of how Italian became Italian and follows its path through the realms of history, art, literature, manners, music, cooking, cinema and, of course, amore.

Since the publication of La Bella Lingua, Dianne Hales has been giving talks on Italy and Italian throughout the United States and Canada. Recent talks include Columbia University/Barnard College, California State University, Chico and Rutgers University.  (more…)

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April 21, 2010 at 3:45 pm 1 comment

The Acclaimed Bill Bryson Book, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Winner, 2004 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine, Now Adopted at SUNY Cobleskill

Shortlisted, by Britain’s Royal Society, for the prestigious “Aventis Prize for Science Books.”
Winner, 2004 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine Winner, 2004 Aventis General Prize, which celebrates the very best in popular science writing for adult readers.

Bill Bryson is one of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers. In A Short History of Nearly Everything, he takes his ultimate journey–into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It’s a dazzling quest, the intellectual odyssey of a lifetime, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. Or, as the author puts it, “…how we went from there being nothing at all to there being something, and then how a little of that something turned into us, and also what happened in between and since.” (more…)

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