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.