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Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Anne-Marie, June 26, 2014

A fascinating read if you are a disease-nerd like me. It's evident that Quammen has done his research, often on the ground assisting the various scientists in question as they attempt to solve the mysteries of new illnesses. It is both intriguing and daunting to think of all the possible viruses out there that we humans have not yet encountered. The book is presented in an easy to read style, yet filled with lots of scientific information and even an equation or two. A really great read that left me feeling I'd learned something.
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Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions by Guillermo Del Toro
Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions

Anne-Marie, March 21, 2014

If you are fascinated by the mind,talents, and projects of this man/movie director, you will be enthralled by the book. It is beautifully made, with photos, drawings, a 'behind the scenes' look at Guillermo Del Toro. It is a coffee-table type book that is meant to be read, not idly flipped through. It is remarkable.
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Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
Cathedral of the Sea

Anne-Marie, March 13, 2014

Beautiful descriptions, characters that you like and hope for as well as those you utterly despise, images of a time that I could almost taste while reading. I didn't want to put it down.
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Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

Anne-Marie, June 11, 2013

This is one of those books that you cannot read quickly. You read a few pages, stop and think about what you read and how it might apply to you, then you read on. It is engrossing, interesting, scientific, and it challenges assumptions. It may challenge you to change the way you think, and to follow that saying "do one thing that scares you every day." Lent to me by a friend, it was a very good though slow read. You may want to buy your own :)
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Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

Anne-Marie, June 11, 2013

This is one of those books that you cannot read quickly. You read a few pages, stop and think about what you read and how it might apply to you, then you read on. It is engrossing, interesting, scientific, and it challenges assumptions. It may challenge you to change the way you think, and to follow that saying "do one thing that scares you every day." Lent to me by a friend, it was a very good though slow read. You may want to buy your own :)
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