Submitter: Our public library found yet another interesting book while weeding the non-fiction section. [It] seems much older given its content. According to its circulation history, it’s rarely left the shelves. Given the dated contents and horrid cover, our patrons show good judgement!
Holly: Oooh, this ought to rile some people up! Take a look at this review in the New York Times, written by Richard Halloran. There are lots of reviews on Amazon too, of course. In 1989 this book might have been a reasonable choice for a public library in the interest of a collection with balanced viewpoints, and also because it was a hot topic back then. There is definitely still a place for this in some research libraries, but I think most neighborhood public libraries with popular materials collections can let it go.
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