Friday, October 26, 2012
Jacques Barzun, R. I. P.
He was 104. He wrote an 800 page best seller when he was in his 90s. That's a good run by anyone's standards
(HT: Steve Sailer)
Barzun was one of those astounding historians (now perhaps an extinct species) who combined broad learning with graceful writing.
I can heartily recommend any of these books. All of them stand up to re-reading.