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Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen (Book Review 012)

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Area 51 by Annie Jacobsen is a good effort in collating the various pieces of history regarding the ranch (most of which is still classified). Note that I had read this book via the kindle app on my ipad. I had learnt about Area 51 from a couple of Discovery Channel shows that create a lot of viewer interest and awe regarding the activities that are believed to be ...

The Gods Themselves by Issac Asimov (Book Review 011)

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The Gods Themselves is a very popular novel by the great science fiction writer Issac Asimov. If you are an Asimov fan, chances are that you might have already read it. This novel was regarded by Asimov as one of his favourite works. It is one of the very few works of Asimov that contain vivid description of an intelligent alien life. I managed to read the book on ...

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (Book Review 010)

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ISBN: 9780316010665 Tagline: The Power of Thinking without Thinking Malcolm Gladwell covered business, science and medicine for the Washington Post before becoming the New York City bureau chief. Currently he is a staff writer for the New Yorker Blink is an unconventional book on an unconventional topic and is extremely engrossing. The writing style of the author and the choice of the stories/examples used by the author ensures that the reader ...