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Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil

Product info (from Goodreads): We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives—where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance—are being made not by … Continue reading

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The Partenon by Mary Beard

Product info: Oscar Wilde compared it to a white goddess, Evelyn Waugh to Stilton cheese. In observers from Lord Byron to Sigmund Freud to Virginia Woolf it met with astonishment, rapture, poetry, even tears–and, always, recognition. Twenty-five hundred years after … Continue reading

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This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

Product info: Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and This Is Going to Hurt intersperses tales … Continue reading

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Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler

Product info (from Goodreads): Norman Ohler investigates the murky, chaotic world of drug use in the Third Reich. There have been other books on Dr Morell’s cocktail of treatments for Hitler and Goering’s reliance on drugs, but Ohler’s book is … Continue reading

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TV mini series review: Meet the Romans with Mary Beard (2012, BBC2)

Product info: Professor Mary Beard takes a look beyond the stories of emperors, armies and gore in ancient Rome, a city at the heart of a vast and dominating empire — in order to meet the everyday people at the … Continue reading

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Second Opinion Review – Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan

Rameau recommended this book to me – thanks a lot! – and her concise but great review can be found here. As I happened to have a bit different opinion than her I decided to write and publish my own … Continue reading

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