A wonderfully clear-sighted account of science, what it is, how it is distinguished (but not separate) from other sorts of inquiry, and why it can (but isn’t guaranteed to) produce real knowledge of the world.
Wow, what a series. I can’t believe I can’t just go read the next one, I hope it comes out soon.
This volume documents LBJ’s loss to JFK and his acceptance of the vice-presidency, a position in which he languished, miserable and powerless, for three years until Oswald’s bullet put him in the office he had been striving for all his life. The final half of the book documents what LBJ did in the next 7 weeks during the “passage of power”, a remarkable period in US history in which LBJ engineered the passage of the most significant civil rights legislation since the Civil War.
An extraordinary account of the experience of a Greek hoplite during the moments of battle.