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Bruce Watson



Julie Kumble

Bruce Watson was a frequent contributor to Smithsonian, writing more than 40 feature articles on subjects ranging from eels to Ferraris to the history of Coney Island. His articles have also appeared in Nautilus, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003. "Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders" and "The Judgment of Mankind” was a Book of the Month Club Selection and was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for an Edgar Award.

Watson holds a Master’s Degree in American history. His book "Bread and Roses" was chosen as one of 25 Books to Remember in 2005. “Light: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age” was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize

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Books:
Light: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age
Science / Medicine / Technology
Bloomsbury
ISBN 9781620405598
Hardcover, 304 pages
$27.00, INSTOCK
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Light begins at Stonehenge, where crowds cheer a solstice sunrise. After sampling myths explaining First Light, the story moves on to early philosophers' queries, then through the centuries, from Buddhist temples to Biblical scripture, when light was the soul of the divine. More/less

Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Viking
June 2010
ISBN 9780143119432
369 pages
$18.00, INSTOCK
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Analyzes a critical shift in American race relations during the summer of 1964, documenting how civil rights demonstrations by hundreds of college students triggered African-American voter registries and violent uprisings.

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