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Why cant U teach me 2 read? by Beth Fertig
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From our pages (Jan–Feb/10): "In this book by NPR senior reporter Fertig, three young adults with learning disabilities challenge New York City’s public-school system in court and win settlements because they made it to high s...more
American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell
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From our pages (Jan–Feb/10): "Meth addiction, violence, and a dying Rust Belt economy mark the characters that populate Campbell’s short-story collection, a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award. Living in rural Mic...more
Channels of Power by Alexander Thompson
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Alexander Thompson, AM’97, PhD’01
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From our pages (Jan–Feb/10): "Before invading Iraq in the early 1990s, the elder George Bush sought UN Security Council approval. His son’s administration later bypassed the approval process. In this survey of U...more
When You Were a Tadpole and I Was a Fish and Other Speculatio... by Martin Gardner
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Martin Gardner, AB’36
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From our pages (Jan–Feb/10): "Gardner, a nonagenarian and former writer of Scientific American’s Mathematical Games column, collects his essays on Fibonacci sequences, The Wizard of Oz, the sinking of the Titanic, religious...more
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John Ransom Phillips by John Ransom Phillips
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John Ransom Phillips, AB’60, PhD’66
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From our pages (Jan–Feb/10): "This coffee-table book featuring Phillips’s paintings on papyrus echoes the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, a collection of spells and incantations with instructions on how to...more
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