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Review: Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex

Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex by Michael Hiltzik Simon & Schuster, 2015.  Hardcover, 528 pages. Ernest Lawrence may be less known than Robert Oppenheimer, but both had equally important roles in the creation of the Atomic Bomb.  In fact, after reading this book, one sees how if not…

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Review: The Mapmaker’s Children

The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy Crown, 2015.  Hardcover, 320 pages. This spellbinding and emotionally charged novel follows two timelines with a connection not discovered until the end.  Using flowing, descriptive writing, this novel reads at a fast pace and I had trouble putting it down.  The novel begins in the modern era with the…