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Sean Lahman

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Sean Lahman is an author and journalist. He currently is a reporter for the USA Today Network and Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and frequently makes public appearances to speak about database journalism, data mining and open-source databases.
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The Girls Who Went Away
The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade
Ann Fessler - 2007-06-26 (first published in 2006)
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The astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. "It would take a heart of stone not to be moved by the oral histories of these women and by the courage and candor with which they express themselves." --The Washington Po...
Sean Lahman
2022-06-25T14:32:06.000Z
The story of that generation of young women and their heartbreaking experience was well told in Ann Fessler’s book ‘The Girls who Went Away’ — highly recommended.      source
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The Hidden Game of Baseball
A Revolutionary Approach to Baseball and Its Statistics
John Thorn, Pete Palmer, David Reuther - 2015-03-20 (first published in 1984)
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Long before Moneyball became a sensation or Nate Silver turned the knowledge he’d honed on baseball into electoral gold, John Thorn and Pete Palmer were using statistics to shake the foundations of the game. First published in 1984, The Hidden Game of Baseball ushered in the sabermetric revolution by demonstrating that we were thinking about baseba...
Sean Lahman
2021-07-06T22:16:07.000Z
I would argue that Hidden Game of Baseball and Total Baseball are among the most important baseball books of my lifetime. They certainly had a huge influence on me.      source
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Total Baseball
The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia
John Thorn - 2004-06-02 (first published in 1989)
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the eighth edition of Total Baseball: the ultimate baseball encyclopedia is the most striking, compelling and comprehensive single volume ever devoted to America's pastime. the eighth edition of Total Baseball: the ultimate baseball encyclopedia is the most striking, compelling and comprehensive single volume ever devoted to America's pastime. ...m...
Sean Lahman
2021-07-06T22:16:07.000Z
I would argue that Hidden Game of Baseball and Total Baseball are among the most important baseball books of my lifetime. They certainly had a huge influence on me.      source
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Light of the Stars
Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth
Adam Frank - 2019-08-20 (first published in 2018)
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Light of the Stars tells the story of humanitys coming of age as we realize we might not be alone in this universe. Astrophysicist Adam Frank traces the question of alien life from the ancient Greeks to modern thinkers, and he demonstrates that recognizing the possibility of its existence might be the key to save us from climate change. With clarit...
Sean Lahman
2019-10-09T16:36:30.000Z
This was an absolutely fascinating book.      source