Book List: Statistics, Probability, and Prediction

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These three books paired really well together. There was a little information overlap between the books, but each had a different and interesting focus. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t by Nate Silver My rating: 5 of 5 stars As a librarian, I immediately felt a kinship with Nate Silver’s main premise: in a world of data, theory is more important, not less. It is a common argument that the internet and … Read More

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  A Best-Selling Author’s Heroes for Our Time Brad Meltzer sees his series of children’s books as antidotes for a society that has mistaken fame for heroism. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2017-01-29 Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 29th, 2017 e’re giving away at Nook Glowlight Plus to one Book Riot reader. Go here to enter for a chance to win, or just click the cover image below:     Today’s Featured Deal: … Read More

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  Book Riot’s Deal of the Day for January 28th, 2017 We’re giving away a 3-month subscription to the Thriller & Espionage Book Club from The Mysterious Bookshop. Go here to enter, or just click the photo of the bookstore below:     Today’s Featured Deal:   Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan for $1.99. Get it here or just … Source: Book RiotPublished on 2017-01-28By Jeff O’Neal Falling in Love with Outlander I would be the first to admit … Read More

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  Uneasy About the Future, Readers Turn to Dystopian Classics A boost in sales for books like George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” and “1984” seems to reflect an organic response from readers wary of President Trump’s rhetoric. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2017-01-27 Emmett Till’s Murder: What Really Happened That Day in the Store? In Timothy B. Tyson’s “The Blood of Emmett Till,” the woman whose claims led to Till’s death admits she lied in court. … … Read More

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  Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the Fight Over American Imperialism In “The True Flag,” by Stephen Kinzer, Teddy Roosevelt and Mark Twain square off over American imperialism. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2017-01-27 Pasternak’s Muse: The Real-Life Inspiration for ‘Doctor Zhivago’ In “Lara,” Anna Pasternak explores the life of the real-life inspiration for “Doctor Zhivago.” … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2017-01-27 Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 27th, 2017 … Read More

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