Richard Feynman: Quantum Physics and the Subatomic Universe

Richard Feynman: Quantum Physics and the Subatomic Universe

By Drew Mercantini | September 7, 2022 | Comments Off on Richard Feynman: Quantum Physics and the Subatomic Universe

Richard Feynman, born in May 1918, became one of the most well-known physicists of all time. Feynman was born in New York to Jewish parents, though he held no strong feelings toward his faith. He discovered early on his talent for engineering, maintaining a small experimental laboratory where he would repair radios. His practical scientific…

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F.A. Hayek: Celebrating One of the Greatest Economists of the 20th Century.

F.A. Hayek: Celebrating One of the Greatest Economists of the 20th Century.

By Drew Mercantini | August 20, 2022 | Comments Off on F.A. Hayek: Celebrating One of the Greatest Economists of the 20th Century.

Born on May 8th, 1899 in Vienna, Friedrich August von Hayek was a scholar by nature and pedigree. His father and grandfathers either taught or studied the natural sciences and economics. When Hayek entered the University of Vienna, his intellectual appetites led him to pursue courses in philosophy, psychology, and economics. He was hired soon…

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Friedrich August von Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom

Friedrich August von Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom

By Susan Christiansen | March 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Friedrich August von Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom

One of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism ever published first appeared in March of 1944.   The Road to Serfdom was first published in London by Routledge & Sons in March 1944 in the midst of World War II, and due to the book’s popularity during this time of paper rationing, Hayek…

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Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature

By Adrienne Raptis | October 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature

[fusion_text] Awarded annually since 1901, The Nobel Prize in Literature is given to any author “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction” (Alfred Nobel). One of five Nobel Prizes established by Alfred Nobel and awarded by the Swedish Academy, laureates of the Nobel Prize in Literature include William Faulkner, Albert Camus, Ernest…

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In the News: Raptis Rare Books Awarded “Best in Palm Beach County” by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine

In the News: Raptis Rare Books Awarded “Best in Palm Beach County” by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine

By Adrienne Raptis | September 3, 2017 | Comments Off on In the News: Raptis Rare Books Awarded “Best in Palm Beach County” by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine

[fusion_text] We have recently been awarded as one of the best places for “literary scene” in Palm Beach county by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine. This is what they have to say: “Lovers of the written word are particularly smitten with Raptis Rare Books. A recent addition to Worth Avenue, Raptis specializes in first editions and inscribed…

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The Life and Works of Albert Einstein

The Life and Works of Albert Einstein

By Susan Christiansen | January 25, 2017 | Comments Off on The Life and Works of Albert Einstein

Perhaps best known for the development of his mass–energy equivalence formula, E = mc2, German born theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein’s surname has practically become synonymous with the term ‘genius’ in modern popular culture. Einstein received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1921 for his “services to theoretical physics” which included his development of the general theory…

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Robert and John F. Kennedy

Robert and John F. Kennedy

By Adrienne Raptis | January 10, 2016 | Comments Off on Robert and John F. Kennedy

The famous Kennedy family first sailed to America from Ireland in 1849. Sometimes called the “Royal Family of America,” the Kennedy’s political influence began with P.J. Kennedy and was carried all the way through John F. Kennedy’s presidency, while his brothers Robert and Ted held positions as prominent senators. But while everyone knows the Kennedy’s in…

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Remembering the Life and Works of Nadine Gordimer

By Adrienne Raptis | August 4, 2014 | Comments Off on Remembering the Life and Works of Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer was a famous South African writer and political activist, using her talents to help shed light on moral and racial issues. She was known for her involvement in HIV/AIDS causes as well as the anti-apartheid movement. She was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. Nadine Gordimer was born outside…

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Author Spotlight – John Updike

Author Spotlight – John Updike

By Adrienne Raptis | October 25, 2011 | Comments Off on Author Spotlight – John Updike

John Updike’s most famous work is his series on Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom: Rabbit, Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit Is Rich, Rabbit At Rest, and the novella “Rabbit Remembered.” They chronicle Rabbit’s life from young adult to his death, winning Updike the Pulitzer Prize for both Rabbit Is Rich (1981) and Rabbit At Rest (1990). While these…

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New York and The Age of Innocence

New York and The Age of Innocence

By Adrienne Raptis | January 18, 2011 | Comments Off on New York and The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence was recently named the greatest New York novel of all time by New York Magazine‘s critic, Sam Anderson. Here is what he writes: “New York is, famously, the everything bagel of megalopolises—one of the world’s most diverse cities, defined by its churning mix of religions, ethnicities, social classes, attitudes,…

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