Mathematics for the Million 
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Review: Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers
User Review  hyacinth  GoodreadsDecent math, dry exposition, intrusive politics. George Orwell quotes Hogben among others in his essay Politics and the English Language as examples of writing "below the average" that exhibit "staleness of imagery" and "lack of precision". Fitting. Read full review
Review: Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers
User Review  Jim  GoodreadsWhen I think of this book, I think of my father who died 23 years ago . He had a copy of this book given to him by his fatherinlaw. This was either to get him through UConn Engineering Math after ... Read full review
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