E30: The More Things Change…

This week your OotS crew takes a look at a few books that remind us of our past and connect us to our present.  McElroy introduces us to a wonderful and nostalgic celebration of seasons with Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature, written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Mark Hearld.  Hauser takes us into the emergence of prohibition and the legislation of morality with Karen Blumenthal’s Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition. Mauser ends the book segment with a look at  Marc Aronson’s Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hover and America in the Age of Lies, a fascinating look at one of the most enigmatic figures in American history.  Finally, we celebrate our move to iTunes and offer some advice to others who might be interested in traveling that road of ultimate cool.