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The Best Books of 2019

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Posted By: StormCnter, 12/2/2019 8:57:44 AM

As editors and writers at Smithsonian magazine, we have the privilege of seeing hundreds of books before they are released each year. The titles that cross our desks span the subjects near and dear to us—science, history, art, world cultures, travel and innovation. We interview authors about their new works, publish fascinating excerpts, and sometimes find inspiration in little nuggets of information within the books for stories of our own. As the year draws to a close, we have clear favorites. We explored the caves, tombs and catacombs under our feet in Will Hunt’s Underground and Robert Macfarlane’s Underland. In Sarah Milov’s The Cigarette

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read 12/2/2019 9:13:02 AM (No. 250690)
Lots of PC here. A few look interesting.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Krause 12/2/2019 9:37:01 AM (No. 250719)
Pretty much all government and government funded institutions can’t help putting their obvious bias and snark into their proclamations.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 12/2/2019 9:37:33 AM (No. 250720)
I no longer trust the "Smithsonian" brand anymore.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: BarryNo 12/2/2019 11:29:47 AM (No. 250828)
Book reviews are only good if you can trust the reviewer. I don't.
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