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Amoralman - a true story and other lies Amoralman - a true story and other lies

"A thought-provoking and brilliantly entertaining work of nonfiction, from one of the most acclaimed conjurors and gifted sleight-of-hand artists in a generation, the creator and star of the astonishing one-man show, In and of Itself. Conscious of his own rather mind-boggling ability to deceive others professionally, Derek DelGaudio believed that the artifice in his life was always reserved exclusively for the stage. But when irrefutable evidence to the contrary is found in an old journal, Derek

Apr 8, 2021
Faucian bargain - The most powerful and dangerous bureaucrat in American history Faucian bargain - The most powerful and dangerous bureaucrat in American history

Can liberty survive in the hands of one all-powerful, unchallenged, and unelected bureaucrat? It wasn't too long ago that the average American didn't know who Anthony Fauci was. Now, after the coronavirus has spread nationwide, he's arguably the most powerful bureaucrat in American history. But is it dangerous for a free society to concentrate so much power in the hands of an unelected official? Who or what holds Fauci accountable? (Amazon website)

Apr 1, 2021
Lady Bird Johnson - Hiding in plain sight Lady Bird Johnson - Hiding in plain sight

"In the spring of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson had a decision to make. Just months after moving into the White House under the worst of circumstances--following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy--he had decide whether to run to win the presidency in his own right. He turned to his most reliable, trusted political strategist: his wife, Lady Bird Johnson. The memo she produced for him, long overlooked by biographers, is just one revealing example of how their marriage was truly a

Apr 8, 2021
Uncle Tungsten - memories of a chemical boyhood Uncle Tungsten - memories of a chemical boyhood

Long before Oliver Sacks became a neurologist and one of our finest science writers, he was a small English boy fascinated by metals -- and also by chemical reactions, the louder and smellier the better. His curiosity was encouraged and abetted by brilliantly quirky relatives: Auntie Len, who taught him that the beauty of numbers can be found in the spiral face of a sunflower; Uncle Dave, who invited the boy to his light-bulb factory; and two older brothers who entertained him by making ammonium

Mar 23, 2021