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

Book review by Deane Barker
tags: spies, information-architecture
2014
Colin B. Burke
384
10/10

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.

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