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The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

In 1986 an astronomer was given the task of tracking an apparent 75 cent accounting error in computer records at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...more
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
The Devil & Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness & Obsession
David Grann has a knack for ferreting out intriguing stories about eccentric, obsessed people.

This collection comprises 12 essays previously published...more
Feb 2010
Feb 12, 2010
Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution
The ghosts of the title refer to the predecessors of Darwin, the thinkers whose quest for an understanding of the essential questions about life culmi...more
Jul 02, 2012
May 17, 2012
The Rings of Saturn
This is a most unusual novel. In fact, many might be reluctant to even term it a novel.

Whatever one decides to call it, it is a most curious, enlighte...more
May 2007
Aug 30, 2008
The Hidden West: Journey in the American Outback
This is a re-read. I first read it when it came out in the late 1970s. Despite a lot of New Age commentary, the book has aged well. Schultheis lives i...more
Mar 2010
Mar 26, 2010
Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy
There were a number of reasons I wanted to read this book. I’ve known some taxidermists and I admire their skill. Carl Akeley was a boyhood hero and I...more
Jan 2010
Jan 06, 2010
True At First Light: A Fictional Memoir
To read any posthumous work is risky business. Even more so when the author is a literary light like Hemingway.
That said, there are occasional glimpse...more
Jun 2008
Jun 12, 2008
DNA USA: A Genetic Biography of America
The title may be a bit misleading. Sykes didn't spend enough time here to investigate as broadly as he might have preferred. Still the experiments and...more
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
Crime Beat
This could have been a riveting book. Instead, it’s a bit of a disappointment. The fault is not entirely Connelly’s. There are some interesting cases...more
Nov 2007
Nov 25, 2007
The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
Reading this book may not make you the smartest person in the world. But it’ll teach you a few things, add to your trivia collection and offer some gu...more
Dec 2005
Nov 25, 2007
The Book of the Damned
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Jul 02, 2012
Wanderlust: A History of Walking
Jan 2002
Jan 21, 2012
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