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The Great Starvation Experiment: Ancel Keys and the Men Who Starved for Science   book icon  
by Todd Tucker (2008)

read: 18 June 2017
rating: [+]
category: non-fiction

A great book about a thing I’d mostly known about through a few iconic Life Magazine photos. Tucker tells the story about the starvation experiment--a one year program participated in by conscientious objectors during WWII--and along the way manages to impart a lot of information about science experimentation, CO status, and the general zeitgeist of the United States during wartime. It’s a really interesting well-told story, heavily footnoted at the end but not otherwise bogged down in the sort of teeny details that might get in the way of the narrative.

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