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Best Books of 2014 for Lay Techies

  • NONFICTION

    HACKER, HOAXER, WHISTLEBLOWER, SPY

    NOV. 4, 2014

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

HACKER, HOAXER, WHISTLEBLOWER, SPY

by Gabriella Coleman

An intensive, potent profile of contemporary digital activism at its most unsettling—and most effective. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    PLATO AT THE GOOGLEPLEX

    MARCH 4, 2014

NONFICTION

PLATO AT THE GOOGLEPLEX

by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

Goldstein’s bright, ingenious philosophical romp makes Plato not only relevant to our times, but palpably alive. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A DEADLY WANDERING

    SEPT. 23, 2014

NONFICTION

A DEADLY WANDERING

by Matt Richtel

Comprehensive research underlies this compelling, highly emotional and profoundly important story. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FLASH BOYS

    MARCH 31, 2014

NONFICTION

FLASH BOYS

by Michael Lewis

If you’ve ever had the feeling that the system is out for itself at your expense, well, look no further. A riveting,... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HOW WE GOT TO NOW

    SEPT. 30, 2014

NONFICTION

HOW WE GOT TO NOW

by Steven Johnson

Of a piece with the work of Tracy Kidder, Henry Petroski and other popular explainers of technology and science—geeky... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE INNOVATORS

    OCT. 7, 2014

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE INNOVATORS

by Walter Isaacson

Isaacson weaves prodigious research and deftly crafted anecdotes into a vigorous, gripping narrative about the visionaries... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE SNOWDEN FILES

    FEB. 11, 2014

NONFICTION

THE SNOWDEN FILES

by Luke Harding

Whether you view Snowden’s act as patriotic or treasonous, this fast-paced, densely detailed book is the narrative of first... Full review >

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