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Q&A | February 27, 2014

Rene Denfeld: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Rene Denfeld

Describe your latest book. The Enchanted is a story narrated by a man on death row. The novel was inspired by my work as a death penalty... Continue »
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    The Enchanted

    Rene Denfeld 9780062285508


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Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations by Vincent Virga
Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations

DANE, March 22, 2014

An absolutely beautiful coffee table book for any cartophile! Filled with gorgeous color images of ancient and not-so-ancient maps, it's divided into geographic chapters and will definitely absorb a number hours!!
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The Infographic History of the World by Valentina D'Efilippo and James Ball
The Infographic History of the World

DANE, March 21, 2014

This is a must for any lover of history and "infographics". Covering all sorts of topic from the big bang to the size of today's modern armies, this excellent book is the perfect addition to any fact- or trivia-loving reader!!
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A Manual for Creating Atheists by Peter Boghossian
A Manual for Creating Atheists

DANE, March 16, 2014

Peter Boghossian's Manual for Creating Atheists is an excellent "how to" book for anyone interesting in planting the seeds of doubt into the heads of believers. His approach is one that the reader may not have tried before so is well worth investigating. Rather than question an individual's belief in a specific deity or religion, Boghossian suggests the target should instead be "faith". If you ask the right questions you may just get your subject to begin to see that faith is not a way of "knowing" anything. Once this is achieved, a crack may just appear in their belief and with time, it may come crumbling down. An approach I shall definitely take myself the next time someone tells me they "just know" something.
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Think: Why You Should Question Everything by Guy P Harrison
Think: Why You Should Question Everything

DANE, March 2, 2014

Another excellent book from Guy P. Harrison! If a copy were on every bookshelf in the country and if that copy were re-read once a year, I think we might be living in a much better world. Harrison explains exactly what skepticism is i.e. NOT cynicism, NOT closed-mindedness and why it's so incredibly crucial. In a time when the news comes in 10-second sound-bites, alternative medicines materialize on an almost daily basis and psychics/ghosts/bigfoot are treated seriously on television, it seems we need now more than ever to evaluate claims with a critical mind. He explains why we tend to believe fantastic claims and then lays out and debunks over 20 examples. "Weak skepticism is perhaps the greatest unrecognized global crisis of all. Every day, people waste time, throw away money, suffer, and even die because they failed to think like a scientist." This may sound dramatic but if you really think about it, he's right! Imagine if all that time, money and effort were redirected to reality!!
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Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came from by Richard Davenport-hines
Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came from

DANE, March 1, 2014

There are more than enough Titanic books out there for even the most ardent collector/reader so while this one isn't necessarily a "must", it does stand out from the crowd a little in that its focus is more on the stories of those who sailed on the doomed ship rather than the ship and sinking itself. Divided into sections for first, second and third class stories, "Voyagers of the Titanic" definitely gives you a better view of life during those 5 days at sea.
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