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Vintage Literary Map of the United States

This great piece of Americana, the “Booklover’s Map of the United States” published by R.R. Bowker of New York in 1949, features important points of interest across America’s historical, cultural, and literary landscape. Amy Jones, a noted illustrator of the…

JMI Book Club: James Madison In His Own Words

By Stephen Syfrett For this week’s JMI Summer Book Club reading, the group focused on a speech given by James Madison on the floor of the United States House of Representatives shortly after the ratification of the Constitution. To many…

Florida Verve: Links of Note

  Rick Bragg’s Tribute to the Grouper Sandwich — Garden and Gun To this day, I do not know if it was the sandwich or the scenery. The sand of Clearwater Beach stretched wide and white to water the color…