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Maus, by Art Spiegelman

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on August 19, 2009

When I was thirteen or so, my father forbade me to read a book we had in the house, so of course I read it. It was Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account, by Miklo Nyiszli.


How We Decide, by Jonah Lehrer

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on August 18, 2009

Thomas Jefferson hoped that the “American experiment would prove that men can be governed by reason and reason alone.” Obviously, Jefferson’s hope is far from realized and Lehrer shows us that it probably never will be.


The Diaries of Adam & Eve, by Mark Twain

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on August 14, 2009

What a precious little jewel of a book. Easily consumed at a sitting. And like a favorite recipe, one that you want to enjoy again, and to share with friends

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The Character of Physical Law, by Richard Feynman

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on July 29, 2009

This book–the text of seven lectures given to students at Cornell University in 1965– should be required reading for every teacher, regardless of the subject they teach.


Misquoting Jesus, by Bart D. Ehrman

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on July 27, 2009

This book has caused quite a ruckus among Christian fundamentalists who believe in the inerrancy of scripture. Indeed, the bickering was loud enough to attract the attention of
Stephen Colbert
, who “debated” Mr. Ehrman…