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Review – Maus: A Survivor’s Tale

   Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, by Art Spiegelman. Pantheon, 1987/1992. Maus I – My Father Bleeds History Maus II – And Here My Troubles Began This is a graphic novel – the first one I became aware of, though there were certainly … Continue reading

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Review – Journey through Genius

Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics, by William Dunham. ISBN 014014739X. Penguin, 1991. This book is a wonderful mix of proofs and history. The proofs are interesting (and showed me how rusty I am on some of this), … Continue reading

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Review – The Man Who Changed How Boys and Toys Were Made

The Man Who Changed How Boys and Toys Were Made: The Life and Times of A.C. Gilbert, the Man Who Saved Christmas, Bruce Watson. Penguin, 2003. A.C. Gilbert invented the Erector set, and made a big business out of “learning” … Continue reading

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Review – Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, Pete Seeger. Lancaster Press. 1997. ISBN 1-881322-10-6 The subtitle is “A Musical Autobiography,” and that’s what it is. It’s chock-full of songs (both words and music) and reminiscences of a long life. It gave … Continue reading

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