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Old 02 September 2017, 03:26 PM
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I'm usually more of a fiction reader, but I'm almost done with American Eclipse by David Baron and I'm really enjoying it. It tells the story of a total eclipse that crossed the US in 1878, with lots of background information about the Gilded Age and the state of American science programs at that time. It's also introduced me to a new personal hero: Maria Mitchell, an astronomer and a passionate advocate for women in the sciences. I'd never heard of her before, but she was apparently pretty badass.
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