A Little History of Science

 In this entertaining survey of millennia of scientific progress, William Bynum humanizes the men and women involved in the glorious pursuit of knowledge. From the unheralded inventor of writing straight down to Einstein, a roll call of curious and probing minds to inspire any reader.


April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…