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DAVID SHENK is the national bestselling author of five previous books, including The Forgetting, Data Smog, and most recently, The Immortal Game. He is a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com, and has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, Gourmet, Harper’s, The New Yorker, NPR, and PBS.

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The Forgetting
Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic
Written by David Shenk


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $15.95

Afflicting nearly half of all persons over the age of 85, Alzheimer’s disease kills nearly 100,000 Americas a year as it insidiously robs them of their memory and wreaks havoc on the lives of their loved ones. It was once minimized and misunderstood as forgetfulness in the elderly, but Alzheimer’s is... Read more >
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The Forgetting
Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic
Written by David Shenk


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 20, 2003
Price: $13.99

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The Genius in All of Us
New Insights into Genetics, Talent, and IQ
Written by David Shenk


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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The Genius in All of Us
New Insights into Genetics, Talent, and IQ
Written by David Shenk


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.95

 DNA does not make us who we are. “Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent, and intelligence,” he writes. “In recent years, a mountain of scientific evidence has emerged suggesting a completely new paradigm: not talent scarcity, but latent talent abundance.”

Integrating cutting-edge research from a wide swath of disciplines–cognitive... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Immortal Game
A History of Chess
Written by David Shenk


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 2, 2007
Price: $16.00

Chess is the most enduring and universal game in history. Here, bestselling author David Shenk chronicles its intriguing saga, from ancient Persia to medieval Europe to the dens of Benjamin Franklin and Norman Schwarzkopf. Along the way, he examines a single legendary game that took place in London in 1851 between... Read more >

The Immortal Game
A History of Chess
Written by David Shenk


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Skeleton Key

Written by David Shenk


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Main Street Books
On Sale: August 1, 1994
Price: $16.00

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