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Michael Dirda on "Best Christmas Ever: A wrap-up of interesting titles to find under the tree

Michael Dirda, who is just about everyone's favorite book critic, cites "The Story of Science" and "A History of US" in a Christmas book list published in the Washington Post on November 29th. It's a great list that includes books you may not know; if Dirda recommends them they are worth pursuing. One that sounds especially intriguing is "The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands"  with essays by Philip Pullman and others. Another is "For the Sake of the Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon," editd by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. I'm awed to be in this exciting company. Dirda calls "The Story of Science" an exhilerating three-volume survey...

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