"He taught him horsemanship, archery and how to wield lasso, rein and stirrup, and what and when and how, the rites of of convivial society, of formal ceremony and the symposium; hawking, falconry and how to hunt with the cheetah; what was justice or the lack of it; what the throne and the crown meant; how to deliver orations and how to go to war and lead an army."
The Shahnameh (courtesy of R.A.W.)
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Preview and Tease
Reviews on deck of many books-- Dan Baum on guns (see Saturday the 16th's's WSJ review section), David Quammen on scary viruses; and most fun of all, Katrina van Grouw's The Unfeathered Bird...