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F954 Fall 2018 Fall for the Book: The Spy Who Changed the World

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F954 Fall 2018 Fall for the Book: The Spy Who Changed the World
Thursday, 2:15–3:40, Oct. 11
Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030
Instructor: Bruce Berkowitz
Espionage and economics collide in Bruce Berkowitz’s book Playfair: The True Story of the British Secret Agent Who Changed How We See the World. History knows William Playfair as a Scottish adventurer of questionable repute who invented the revolutionary concepts of “statistical graphics”—the line, bar, and pie charts. What history hid, and what Berkowitz reveals, is that that Playfair was also a secret agent who spied on France. Part biography, part history, and part detective story, The Wall Street Journal calls Playfair “a work of ingenious detection and reconstruction.”

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center

Kara Oakleaf 

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/11/2018 - 10/11/2018 Weekly - Thu 2:15 PM - 3:40 PM Fairfax, Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center  Map Kara Oakleaf 

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