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Peace Inc., a novel by Vijay Balakrishnan
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The Secret Life of Numbers by George G. Szpiro
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This is a collection of Sunday features for a popular Swiss daily, and Szpiro has a real gift for distilling complicated branches of mathematics into two or three sentences. Unlike many popularizers, he actually understands the math, and his condensa ...more
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The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
" This is a spunky, fun fictionalized memoire written by Kenneth Tynan's first wife. It seems quite casual, but it is carefully and brilliantly plotted, ...more"
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Memoirs of Montparnasse by John Glassco
Memoirs of Montparnasse
by John Glassco
read in February, 2008
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This is a marvelous, namedroppy, memoire of 1920s Paris. His portrait of Bob MacAlmon brought tearful-painful laughter, and his encounter with Joyce is also a nearly perfect litterary set piece. As John Glasco went on to become the author of several ...more
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The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
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