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James Burke
Birth date: December 22, 1936
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This book is the "companion" to a BBC TV series first broadcast in the '70s or early '80s. I found it interesting enough but intellectually weak. It purports to trace the history of development of various "modern" inventions, such as the jet engine, the computer and television, starting with the inv...
Sesana rated it 12 years ago
Connections was written as a companion series to a documentary series of the same name. I've heard great things about the show, and since I really enjoyed the book, I'll track it down eventually. Burke's basic arguments here is that history is a continuum, not a series of isolated events. And so the...
Kaethe rated it 28 years ago
I love Burke's books and series, the way he connects things from different times and places. I love that he shares bizarre details like how someone was a fan of mouse on toast. Fun, engaging, and informative.
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