Tuesday, January 15, 2008
5. "An Underground Education" - Richard Zacks
Similar to Lies Your Teacher Told You, this book attempts to nail down some truths and shatter misconceptions. Nothing is sacred; the author grapples with politics, sex, history, medicine, etc.
The book came out before the internet was running at the current breakneck speed, so there are some references to rumors formally whispered around the water cooler (Catherine the Great and the horse, losing a kidney after drunken night, etc.). But there is enough left - and some gruesome/crazy/hysteria-inducing photos - to give it a flip-through.
2.5 out of 5.0 King's Cups.