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For Good Times in Cambridge and in Princeton: More Newton and the Counterfeiter Goodness This Week

October 5, 2009

Just in case you had nothing to do with your copious spare time and wanted to hear something about Isaac Newton’s little known career as a cop and a death penalty prosecutor (detailed in that book, Newton and the Counterfeiter…(Amazon, Powells, Barnes and Noble,Indiebound and  across the pond at Amazon.co.uk, Waterstones, Blackwells, Borders,John Smith & Son)…that dedicated readers of this blog will recall having heard about once or twice)…you can come hear me talk about it tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6 at MIT.  Event details are here, but the short form is that I’ll be speaking in building 6, room 120 (6-120 in MIT-speak) at 7 p.m.

For those of you who hang a bit further south, I’ll be talking on the same theme  later this week (a little more briefly, which could be a good thing) at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, New Jersey. That’ll be on Thursday, October 8 at 5:30.  Done by 6:30, leaving plenty of time to soak in the delights of that town whose inhabitants were characterized by Albert Einstein, unkindly, “as a quaint and ceremonious village of puny demigods on stilts.” You can find the event details here.

Books good! Conversation about books, better!

Image:  Grave of Devereux Plantagenet Cockburn, late of the Royal Scots Greys, 2nd Dragoons, and first born son of Sir W.S.R. Cockburn Bart. N.S. at Cimitero Acattolico di Roma.