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A Family Within the French Resistance

Posted 8/25/2015 in Book Reviews

Charles Kaiser in The Cost of Courage (Other Press) rescues stories out of silence.

Lessons for the Living

Posted 8/19/2015 in Book Reviews

In A Tour of Bones: Facing Fear and Looking for Life (Bloomsbury), Denise Inge tells lessons from beyond the grave.

The Human in the Zoo's Cage

Posted 8/13/2015 in Book Reviews

Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga (Amistad) by Pamela Newkirk tells of the time it was okay for a man to be a zoo exhibit.

There's Contentment in Them Thar Hills

Posted 8/10/2015 in Book Reviews

Gold Fever: One Man's Adventures on the Trail of the Gold Rush (Oneworld) by Steve Boggan brings the gold rush up to date.

How We Understood Weather

Posted 8/4/2015 in Book Reviews

The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by Peter Moore is an engaging story of remarkable personalities.

The First Revolutionary Scientific Change

Posted 7/26/2015 in Book Reviews

Galileo's Telescope: A European Story (Harvard University Press) by Massimo Bucciantini, Michele Camerota, and Franco Giudice tells just how jarring Galileo's discoveries were.

Brick Pix

Posted 7/20/2015 in Book Reviews

Brick (Phaidon Press), edited by William Hall, features stunning pictures of bricks at work and play.

The Great Shame

Posted 7/15/2015 in Book Reviews

So You've Been Publicly Shamed (Riverhead Books) by Jon Ronson shows how internet users punish.

The Hoax That Panicked America; Or Not

Posted 7/7/2015 in Book Reviews

Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News (Hill and Wang) by A. Brad Schwartz explains what really happened during the Martian invasion.

Now You See It, ....

Posted 7/4/2015 in Book Reviews

Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen (University of Chicago Press) by Philip Ball gives a history of an inescapably enticing idea.


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