Eric Anest

Bigger Than Gutenberg


Copies in Seconds: How a Lone Inventor and an Unknown Company Created the Biggest Communication Breakthrough Since Gutenberg–Chester Carlson and the Birth of the Xerox Machine by David Owen (Simon & Schuster, 320 pages, $24) “The Beast” is the well-earned nickname for the color laser printer where I work. Its varied conniptions — paperless paper […]

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Soccer Thugs


How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer (HarperCollins, 272 pages, $24.95) Kofi Annan should study soccer. At least that’s what Franklin Foer, author of the new book, How Soccer Explains the World, would argue. The work’s ten chapters read like mini-biographies, their details enlivening and even humanizing the soccer characters they describe. For instance, […]

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Cutting Your Profits


Bad Trip: How the War Against Drugs Is Destroying America by Joel Miller (WND Books, 242 pages, $24.99) Four years ago, Kansas City police seized $6,000 of the cash that Rudy Ramirez brought with him from his home in Texas to buy a used Corvette in Missouri (slightly over $7,000). The reason: They believed he […]

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