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