Bill Bryson’s New Book Has Treasures For Construction Industry

At Home: A Short History of Private LifeI'm a big fan of Bill Bryson's books.   I first fell in love with his writings by reading A Short History of Nearly Everything.  The book is as advertised. A couple of weeks ago, Bryson released a book with a less ambitious subject:   At Home:  A Short History of Private Life.   The point here is that Bryson goes through his own English home, examining the history of our normal everyday lives by examining each room and the room's associated history. As a general reader, I recommend the book because Bryson is such an enchanting writer, and this book is packed with interesting information.   The book has special interest to folks like me, who are connected in some form with the construction industry. In At Home, from time to time, Bryson talks about the history of certain construction styles, methods and materials.   We learn about the history of the brick (it's older than architecture would let on), for example, and why windows aren't very popular until recent modern times (there was a tax on glass). So, if you're in the construction industry or associated with it in any way, and you're looking for a leisure book to read, put At Home on your list.
Scott Wolfe
About the Author: Scott Wolfe
Scott Wolfe, Jr. obtained his J.D. degree from Loyola University of New Orleans, and his B.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. In 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Scott was recognized as a Leader in Law by CityBusiness Magazine. The son and grandson of general contractors, Scott is a construction litigator in the Pacific Northwest, and the founding member of the bi-coastal law firm, Wolfe Law Group. Scott is also the founder and CEO of Express Lien, Inc., a legal document preparation service for contractors. In 2008, City Business Magazine recognized Scott as one of its Innovators of the Year for the Express Lien concept. As an entrepreneur himself, Scott has a strong background in business and commercial transactions and laws. He focuses his practice on the legal issues facing the construction industry, and has represented clients in multi-million dollar construction disputes in litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Scott is a LEED AP.

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