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The Whole Story from Dogpatch

Posted 4/10/2013 in Book Reviews

Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary (Bloomsbury) by Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen tells a paradoxical life story.

How They Caught The Traitor Spy

Posted 4/4/2013 in Book Reviews

Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed (Naval Institute Press) by Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille is an insders' account of a famous case.

The Million Dollar Problem

Posted 4/1/2013 in Book Reviews

The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible (Princeton University Press) by Lance Fortnow is an introduction to one of the most important mathematical puzzles.

A Great American Myth

Posted 3/30/2013 in Book Reviews

The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend (Bloomsbury) by Glenn Frankel gives us facts and legends.

What Mathematicians Do

Posted 3/20/2013 in Book Reviews

Visions of Infinity: The Great Mathematical Problems (Basic Books) by Ian Stewart takes on the tough problems.

The Neologizers-in-Chief

Posted 3/18/2013 in Book Reviews

Words from the White House: Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America's Presidents (Walker) by Paul Dickson shows how the presidents shaped our language.

Oscar Discovers America

Posted 3/15/2013 in Book Reviews

In Declaring His Genius: Oscar Wilde in North America (Belknap Press / Harvard), Roy Morris, Jr., accounts with amusement Wilde's year among us.

Hackers from Way Back

Posted 3/11/2013 in Book Reviews

Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell (Grove Press) by Phil Lapsley tells the adventures of the original hackers.

The Monster Will Not Die

Posted 3/6/2013 in Book Reviews

Roseanne Montillo, in The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece (William Morrow) shows the roots and the branches of the Frankenstein story.


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