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Scott rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Cutter Incident by Paul A. Offit
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This is a fascinating history of the events surrounding the polio vaccination program in the 1950s, which resulted in the unfortunate use of some batches of vaccine that contained live polio virus. These tainted batches of vaccine passed all the spec ...more
Scott rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Six Amendments by John Paul Stevens
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Very engaging read. I wish more of our political dialogue were focussed on issues of substance than on the latest horse race.
Scott rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
The Man in the High Castle
by Philip K. Dick
recommended for: sci fi readers
read in April, 2007
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The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2006
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The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
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I just started Rhodes' "Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb", which reminded me of how much I enjoyed this earlier, Pulitzer Prize winning book of his when I read it probably 20 years ago. Highly recommended.
Scott rated a book 2 of 5 stars
With Wings Like Eagles by Michael Korda
With Wings Like Eagles
by Michael Korda
read in May, 2014
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While the subject matter was interesting to me, the writing was pedestrian, with a few too many footnotes pointing out the author's personal connections to individuals peripherally related to the events described.

Not enough meat on these bones.
Scott rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Basin and Range by John McPhee
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Slow to start, this ended up being a very enjoyable light read.
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Empires Of The Sea by Roger Crowley
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Knowing nothing about this period of history, I found this interesting, well-written, and relatively short. The depth is perfect for someone not previously exposed to the events described.
Scott rated a book 2 of 5 stars
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
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While there are aspects of this story that are interesting, I now understand why I didn't recall much of the story from my first read of it as a teenager. Long-winded and disjointed, without much character development.
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The Origin of Species/The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin
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