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William L. Simon
William L. Simon is the author or co-author of more than 30 books, including numerous New York Times, national, and international bestsellers. Born in Washington, DC, he holds two degrees from Cornell University, and has been a freelance writer ever since -- first as a writer of documentaries,... show more



William L. Simon is the author or co-author of more than 30 books, including numerous New York Times, national, and international bestsellers. Born in Washington, DC, he holds two degrees from Cornell University, and has been a freelance writer ever since -- first as a writer of documentaries, corporate, and informational films, then as a book author. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and now lives in Los Angeles.

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Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 4 years ago
Excellent overview of the history of Mars exploration, followed by a more detailed look into how the Mars Science Lab came about and actually managed to get to Mars. Obviously being a short book, it doesn't go into exhaustive technical detail, but it does follow a few threads through so a lay reader...
Bambbles Rambles
Bambbles Rambles rated it 5 years ago
I totally enjoyed reading this book. It is the first time in a college class that I have enjoyed the text book.I had this on my DNF shelf, which is totally misleading. I didn't finish it because I ran out of time that year. I have the book sitting on my bookshelf, waiting to be continued. This book ...
The Golden Darter
The Golden Darter rated it 6 years ago
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Dancing Words
Dancing Words rated it 7 years ago
Kevin Mitnick is brilliant! Very entertaining and informative. Although I'm not a computer geek myself, I understood the technical parts.
kennethjmcginnis
kennethjmcginnis rated it 8 years ago
I kept wondering as I read this: what's the other side to this story? Mitnick's creativity and perseverance really impress me, but at the same time he really comes across as a sociopath who's sense of entitlement and lack of ethics annoy me - especially when he spends such a large portion of the boo...
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