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Book recommendations?

Ever wondered about those short recommendations featured on the covers of books. Sometimes  I am shocked to see a recommendation from someone I respect for a book I know is rubbish.

Well, this exchange of letters (see But will they come when you do call for them?) over a “recommendation” of Murray Gell-Mann for a book by Stuart Pivar provides an insight. It seems that we can’t always believe what is written on book covers – let alone what’s between them.

Book Reviews

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