The Math Instinct

Keith DevlinStanford professor, author of 21 books including The Millennium Problems and The Math Gene, and best known as “The Math Guy” on NPR Weekend Edition Keith Devlin‘s The Math Instinct: The Amazing Mathematical Abilities of Animals and All of Us,celebrating every species’ innate math sense and giving even the most number-phobic readers greater confidence in their own mathematical abilities, at auction to John Oakes at Thunder’s Mouth Press/Avalon Publishing as the lead title for their Spring 2005 list.

American Nightingale

American Nightingale CoverAmerican Nightingale: The True Story of Frances Slanger, the Forgotten Heroine of Normandy, by Bob Welch is the heart-wrenching and inspirational story of the first American nurse to die after the WWII landings at Normandy. Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers and Americana, says “Through indefatigable research and a nearly obsessive quest to inhabit a great moment in time, Bob Welch achieves something rare among works of military history: He brings one person, a single extraordinary person, to vivid life upon the page. Read American Nightingale, and you’ll never think of D-Day in the same way again.” James Bradley, best-selling author of Flags of Our Fathers and Flyboys, says “Bob Welch has done the country a service by recalling Frances Slanger’s story… enrich your life and read this touching story.” (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster)