Smith, Gary A.

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Distrust: Big Data, Data-Torturing, and the Assault on Science

Meta Malcolm Gladwell fans will likely enjoy.

Ice War Diplomat: Hockey Meets Cold War Politics at the 1972 Summit Series

Readers, especially history and hockey fans, will be mesmerized by this account and will come away with a clearer understanding of the numerous intricate details that are involved in successful diplomacy and how they affect historical events. Highly recommended.

Hollywood and the Bible

Smith’s book will appeal to film fans and aficionados because of its light-hearted tone and human-interest content. Recommended.

What the Luck? The Surprising Role of Chance in Our Everyday Lives

For anyone interested in statistics, fantasy sports players, and those curious about the role of chance.

Standard Deviations: Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, and Other Ways To Lie with Statistics

This well-written and convincing book will make readers think twice before accepting uncritically claims based on statistical arguments.

Heaven in the American Imagination

This book involves research from a wide variety of sources: the visual and literary arts, the social sciences, religious and devotional sources, and popular culture. Suitable for clergy, scholars, and the general reader, it is highly recommended for those interested in sociology as well as in religion.

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