James Gleick

James Gleick

James Gleick’s most recent books are Time Travel and The Information. (August 2023)


Moon Fever

Moon Fever

The fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing has produced a bounty of books, films, and exhibitions.

The Moon: A History for the Future

by Oliver Morton

Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, July 3–September 22, 2019

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

by Douglas Brinkley

The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America’s First Moon Missions

by Brandon R. Brown

Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race

by Roger D. Launius

Apollo 11

a documentary film directed by Todd Douglas Miller

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys (50th Anniversary Edition)

by Michael Collins

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August 15, 2019 issue

Today’s Dead End Kids

Today’s Dead End Kids

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

by Gabriella Coleman

December 18, 2014 issue

‘If Shakespeare Had Been Able to Google…’

Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures, Tonics, and Essences; With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory

by Roy Blount Jr.

Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages

by Ammon Shea

The First English Dictionary, 1604

by Robert Cawdrey, with an introduction by John Simpson

December 18, 2008 issue

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