Information and Intrigue: From Index Cards to Dewey Decimals to Alger Hiss

tags: spies, information-architecture

incredibly well-researched look back at an obscure attempt to catalog scientific papers. Herbert Field was a man driven by a dream, but frustrated at every turn. This isn’t a success story, but it’s worth reading if you love library science or underdog stories.

The “intrigue” of the title is a little scattered toward the end, and seemingly has nothing to do with the main narrative, so I was a little confused by all of that.

Book Info

384
2014
026202702
9780262027021