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Prime Obsession

My publisher http://www.nap.edu/ tells me that Prime Obsession

is walking

off the shelves at both Barnes & Noble and Borders, and has now gone to a

second printing. This is terrific news. My deep, on-my-knees deep, thanks

to NR/NRO readers who took a chance on a book about a hard mathematical

problem. I hope it won’t disappoint. Speaking of my publisher, I commend

to you one of their other new books, Michael Bailey’s The Man Who Would Be

Queen, of which I have just done a review

for NRODT (which will appear in either the coming issue or the following

one). I am not altogether clear about the morality of reviewing books from

one’s own publisher, but NR said it was all right.

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