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Reading list: UCLA History of Science

The Department of History at UCLA has a long core reading list for the History of Science graduate written exam (2008-09). Sub-lists: Collections and books spanning long periods (difficult to classify chronologically) Antiquity to 1600 17th Century 18th Century 19th Century 20th Century and beyond Philosophy/Theory (not period-specific) Themes and Trends in History of Science, … Continue reading »

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9/11 Report: a Graphic Adaptation

The 9/11 Report: a Graphic Adaptation, by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon. “Based on the Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.” Very interesting summary of the original 624-page report. I haven’t read the original, so I can’t compare them. Definitely not a fast read. WorldCat

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Coolies / Brothers

Coolies, by Yin & Chris Soentpiet. Brothers, by Yin & Chris Soentpiet. I pickup up Brothers because of the cover. I checked it out because of the inside illos. I looked for the prequel because of the story. In the first book, Coolies, Chinese brothers Shek and Wong leave their family in 1865 and go … Continue reading »

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To the Heart of the Storm

To the Heart of the Storm, by Will Eisner. 1991. Semi-autobiographical graphic novel. It’s 1942. Willie, a young draftee on his way to the induction center, remembers his life growing up as a child of Jewish immigrants in New York. We also learn about his parents’ lives. His mother, born on the boat on the … Continue reading »

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RMS Titanic 1909-12 (Olympic Class) : Owners’ Workshop Manual

RMS Titanic 1909-12 (Olympic Class): Owners’ Workshop Manual, by David F. Hutchings and Richard de Kerbrech. 2011. Many Titanic books are about the human side of the Titanic story. That’s covered in the first part of the book: 30 pages covering a short history of the ship, its construction, and its famous maiden — and … Continue reading »

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Code Talker

(Originally posted on January 25, 2008, in the original Random Dewey blog) [...] Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac. As the subtitle says, this is a “novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two.” It’s a first-person story about Ned Begay, a fictional young Navajo … Continue reading »

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