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News Mon Jul 06 2009

Heat Wave Remembered

The New Yorker's books blog recently pointed readers to a 2002 article in which author Malcolm Gladwell remembered the heat wave that tore through Chicago in 1995. Gladwell, appropriately, turns to sociologist Eric Klinenberg's study, Heat Wave, to discuss that deadly week. The Book Club read Heat Wave in August (when else?) of 2005.

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