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Fred Anderson


The Dominion of War
2005

Fred Anderson, professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is the author of Crucible of War, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Francis Parkman Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize in 2001.


I came up with the idea of memory, finding old memory, finding memory in a deceased personís body. And of course, the portal to memory is that eighteen seconds of information that all human beings have as short-term memory.

- George Shuman
18 Seconds


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