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Blind Spot

Blind Spot Book
Author : Mahzarin R. Banaji,Anthony G. Greenwald
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0553804642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Argues that prejudice toward others is often an unconscious part of the human psyche and analyzes the science behind biased feelings while sharing guidelines for identifying and learning from hidden prejudices.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot Book
Author : Teju Cole
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2017-06-13
ISBN : 0399591079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this innovative synthesis of words and images, the award-winning author of Open City and photography critic for The New York Times Magazine combines two of his great passions. One of Time’s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of the Year • One of Smithsonian.com’s Ten Best Photography Books of the Year When it comes to Teju Cole, the unexpected is not unfamiliar: He’s an acclaimed novelist, an influential essayist, and an internationally exhibited photographer. In Blind Spot, readers follow Cole’s inimitable artistic vision into the visual realm as he continues to refine the voice, eye, and intellectual obsessions that earned him such acclaim for Open City. Here, journey through more than 150 of Cole’s full-color original photos, each accompanied by his lyrical and evocative prose, forming a multimedia diary of years of near-constant travel: from a park in Berlin to a mountain range in Switzerland, a church exterior in Lagos to a parking lot in Brooklyn; landscapes and interiors, beautiful or quotidian, that inspire Cole’s memories, fantasies, and introspections. Ships in Capri remind him of the work of writers from Homer to Edna O’Brien; a hotel room in Wannsee brings back a disturbing dream about a friend’s death; a home in Tivoli evokes a transformative period of semi-blindness, after which “the photography changed. . . . The looking changed.” As exquisitely wrought as the work of Anne Carson or Chris Marker, Blind Spot is a testament to the art of seeing by one of the most powerful and original voices in contemporary literature. Praise for Blind Spot “Common things [are] made radiant by the quality of Cole’s looking. . . . In this new, luminous book, Cole shows himself to be really one of the best at seeing.”—The Guardian “This lyrical essay in photographs paired with texts explores the mysteries of the ordinary.”—The New York Times Books Review (Editors’ Choice) “Stunning . . . feels like the fulfillment of an intellectual project that has defined most of [Cole’s] career.”—Slate “Dazzling . . . cerebral yet intimate . . . combines personal essay, history, biography, journalism, and photography into a seamless package, capturing human dignity and grace through careful, clear-eyed reverence.”—Vice “An eclectically brilliant distillation of what photography can do, and why it remains an important art form.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Blind Spot

Blind Spot Book
Author : Paula Hawkins
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2022-04-14
ISBN : 1473592690
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'How can you say things like this? How can you be so blind?' Since they were kids, Edie, Jake and Ryan have been the closest of friends. It's been the three of them against the world. Edie thought the bonds between them were unbreakable. So when Jake is brutally murdered and Ryan accused of the crime, her world is shattered. Edie is alone for the first time in years, living in the remote house that she and Jake shared. She is grief-stricken and afraid - with good reason. Because someone is watching. Someone has been waiting for this moment. Now that Edie is alone, the past she tried so hard to leave behind is about to catch up with her... *** AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW! *** Praise for Paula Hawkins: 'Twists and turns galore . . . Paula Hawkins is a genius.' Lisa Jewell 'Gripping and intriguing.' S J Watson 'Utterly compelling.' Daily Mail

Blind Spot

Blind Spot Book
Author : Khaled Elgindy
Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
Release : 2019-04-02
ISBN : 0815731566
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A critical examination of the history of US-Palestinian relations The United States has invested billions of dollars and countless diplomatic hours in the pursuit of Israeli-Palestinian peace and a two-state solution. Yet American attempts to broker an end to the conflict have repeatedly come up short. At the center of these failures lay two critical factors: Israeli power and Palestinian politics. While both Israelis and Palestinians undoubtedly share much of the blame, one also cannot escape the role of the United States, as the sole mediator in the process, in these repeated failures. American peacemaking efforts ultimately ran aground as a result of Washington’s unwillingness to confront Israel’s ever-deepening occupation or to come to grips with the realities of internal Palestinian politics. In particular, the book looks at the interplay between the U.S.-led peace process and internal Palestinian politics—namely, how a badly flawed peace process helped to weaken Palestinian leaders and institutions and how an increasingly dysfunctional Palestinian leadership, in turn, hindered prospects for a diplomatic resolution. Thus, while the peace process was not necessarily doomed to fail, Washington’s management of the process, with its built-in blind spot to Israeli power and Palestinian politics, made failure far more likely than a negotiated breakthrough. Shaped by the pressures of American domestic politics and the special relationship with Israel, Washington’s distinctive “blind spot” to Israeli power and Palestinian politics has deep historical roots, dating back to the 1917 Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate. The size of the blind spot has varied over the years and from one administration to another, but it is always present.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot Book
Author : Tim Naftali
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2009-04-24
ISBN : 078673633X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this revelatory new account, national security historian Timothy Naftali relates the full back story of America's attempts to fight terrorism. On September 11, 2001, a long history of failures, missteps, and blind spots in our intelligence services came to a head, with tragic results. At the end of World War II, the OSS's "X-2" department had established a seamless system for countering the threats of die-hard Nazi terrorists. But those capabilities were soon forgotten, and it wasn't't until 1968, when Palestinian groups began a series of highly publicized airplane hijackings, that the U.S. began to take counterterrorism seriously. Naftali narrates the game of "catch-up" that various administrations and the CIA played -- with varying degrees of success -- from the Munich Games hostage-taking to the raft of terrorist incidents in the mid-1980s through the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, and up to 9/11.In riveting detail, Naftali shows why holes in U.S. homeland security discovered by Vice President George H. W. Bush in 1986 were still a problem when his son became President, and why George W. Bush did little to fix them until it was too late. Naftali concludes that open, liberal democracies like the U.S. are incapable of effectively stopping terrorism. For anyone concerned about the future of America's security, this masterful history will be necessary -- and eye-opening -- reading.

The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot Book
Author : William Byers
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2011-03-28
ISBN : 1400838150
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why absolute certainty is impossible in science In today's unpredictable and chaotic world, we look to science to provide certainty and answers—and often blame it when things go wrong. The Blind Spot reveals why our faith in scientific certainty is a dangerous illusion, and how only by embracing science's inherent ambiguities and paradoxes can we truly appreciate its beauty and harness its potential. Crackling with insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas, from climate change to the global financial meltdown, this book challenges our most sacredly held beliefs about science, technology, and progress. At the same time, it shows how the secret to better science can be found where we least expect it—in the uncertain, the ambiguous, and the inevitably unpredictable. William Byers explains why the subjective element in scientific inquiry is in fact what makes it so dynamic, and deftly balances the need for certainty and rigor in science with the equally important need for creativity, freedom, and downright wonder. Drawing on an array of fascinating examples—from Wall Street's overreliance on algorithms to provide certainty in uncertain markets, to undecidable problems in mathematics and computer science, to Georg Cantor's paradoxical but true assertion about infinity—Byers demonstrates how we can and must learn from the existence of blind spots in our scientific and mathematical understanding. The Blind Spot offers an entirely new way of thinking about science, one that highlights its strengths and limitations, its unrealized promise, and, above all, its unavoidable ambiguity. It also points to a more sophisticated approach to the most intractable problems of our time.

Blind Spots

Blind Spots Book
Author : Max H. Bazerman,Ann E. Tenbrunsel
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2012-12-23
ISBN : 0691156220
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When confronted with an ethical dilemma, most of us like to think we would stand up for our principles. But we are not as ethical as we think we are. In Blind Spots, leading business ethicists Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel examine the ways we overestimate our ability to do what is right and how we act unethically without meaning to. From the collapse of Enron and corruption in the tobacco industry, to sales of the defective Ford Pinto, the downfall of Bernard Madoff, and the Challenger space shuttle disaster, the authors investigate the nature of ethical failures in the business world and beyond, and illustrate how we can become more ethical, bridging the gap between who we are and who we want to be. Explaining why traditional approaches to ethics don't work, the book considers how blind spots like ethical fading--the removal of ethics from the decision--making process--have led to tragedies and scandals such as the Challenger space shuttle disaster, steroid use in Major League Baseball, the crash in the financial markets, and the energy crisis. The authors demonstrate how ethical standards shift, how we neglect to notice and act on the unethical behavior of others, and how compliance initiatives can actually promote unethical behavior. They argue that scandals will continue to emerge unless such approaches take into account the psychology of individuals faced with ethical dilemmas. Distinguishing our "should self" (the person who knows what is correct) from our "want self" (the person who ends up making decisions), the authors point out ethical sinkholes that create questionable actions. Suggesting innovative individual and group tactics for improving human judgment, Blind Spots shows us how to secure a place for ethics in our workplaces, institutions, and daily lives.

Blind Spot Chesapeake Valor Book 3

Blind Spot  Chesapeake Valor Book  3  Book
Author : Dani Pettrey
Publisher : Bethany House
Release : 2017-10-03
ISBN : 1493411896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Each of Pettrey's Novels Has Been a Multi-Month Bestseller FBI agent Declan Grey is in the chase of his life--but isn't sure exactly what he's chasing after. Threatened by a terrorist that "the wrath is coming," Grey fears something horrible is about to be unleashed on American soil. When his investigation leads him to a closed immigrant community, he turns to Tanner Shaw to help him. She's sought justice for refugees and the hurting around the world, and if there's anyone who can help him, it's Tanner. Tanner Shaw has joined the FBI as a crisis counselor . . . meaning she now has more opportunity to butt heads with Declan. But that tension also includes a spark she can't deny, and she's pretty sure Declan feels the same. But before anything can develop between them, they discover evidence of a terror cell--and soon are in a race against the clock to stop the coming "wrath" that could cost thousands their lives.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot Book
Author : Salmaan Keshavjee,Paul Farmer
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2014-08-16
ISBN : 0520282841
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Neoliberalism has been the defining paradigm in global health since the latter part of the twentieth century. What started as an untested and unproven theory that the creation of unfettered markets would give rise to political democracy led to policies that promoted the belief that private markets were the optimal agents for the distribution of social goods, including health care. A vivid illustration of the infiltration of neoliberal ideology into the design and implementation of development programs, this case study, set in post-Soviet Tajikistan’s remote eastern province of Badakhshan, draws on extensive ethnographic and historical material to examine a “revolving drug fund” program—used by numerous nongovernmental organizations globally to address shortages of high-quality pharmaceuticals in poor communities. Provocative, rigorous, and accessible, Blind Spot offers a cautionary tale about the forces driving decision making in health and development policy today, illustrating how the privatization of health care can have catastrophic outcomes for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot Book
Author : Dr. Gordon Rugg
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2013-04-30
ISBN : 0062134736
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Voynich Manuscript has been considered to be the world's most mysterious book. Filled with strange illustrations and an unknown language, it challenged the world's top code-crackers for nearly a century. But in just four-and-a-half months, Dr. Gordon Rugg, a renowned researcher, found evidence (which had been there all along) that the book could be a giant, glittering hoax. In Blind Spot: Why We Fail to See the Solution Right in Front of Us, Dr. Rugg shares his story and shows how his toolkit of problem-solving techniques—such as his Verifier Method—can save the day, particularly in those times when the experts on your team have all the data in front of them but are still unaccountably at an impasse. In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell and Dan Ariely, Dr. Rugg, a rising star in computer science, challenges us to re-examine the way we think, and provides new tools to solve problems and crack codes in our own lives.

Benjamin s Blind Spot

Benjamin s Blind Spot Book
Author : Lise Patt,Gerhard Richter
Publisher : Institute Cultural Inquiry
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9781889917047
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Edited by Lise Patt.Contributors include Vance Bell, David Brottman, Martin Gantman, David Gross, Erich Hertz, Petra Kuppers, Rajeev S. Patke, Colin Rhodes, Gerhard Richter, Marquard Smith, Carsten Strathausen.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot Book
Author : Laura Ellen
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2012-10-23
ISBN : 0547763808
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There’s none so blind as they that won’t see. Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s body floated to the surface of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz can’t remember. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time it’s her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name . . . to find a murderer. This unflinchingly emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else.

The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot Book
Author : Javier Cercas
Publisher : MacLehose Press
Release : 2018-05-03
ISBN : 0857056557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Javier Cercas is one of the most enjoyable and innovative novelists at work today. Well known among English-language readers as the author of Soldiers of Salamis (winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize), The Anatomy of a Moment and The Impostor, Cercas is also Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Girona. In 2015, following in the footsteps of George Steiner, Mario Vargas Llosa and Umberto Eco, as Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in Comparative European Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford, Cercas gave a series of five lectures on the novel today, which have since been revised and are now published in English for the first time as The Blind Spot. Starting with Don Quixote and his own experience as a writer, Cercas launches out into a consideration of the most challenging fiction of the last hundred years, from Kafka, Borges, Perec, Calvino and Kundera, to Sebald, Coetzee, Barnes, Foster Wallace and Knausgård. First, he defines and celebrates certain aspects of the novel in the twenty-first century which are also features of Cervantes' masterpiece: its essential irony and ambiguity, its total commitment to innovation, its natural, joyful and omnivorous desire to cram the whole world within its pages, and its intricate concern with fiction and reality. Then he moves on to consider the actual meaning of the novel, the uncertain and discredited role of the writer as intellectual, and the role of the reader in the creation of a form whose aim is to tell the truth by telling lies. The result is a dazzling short book which provides a new interpretation of novel from Cervantes and Melville to the present, and which will be as stimulating for readers and writers of literature in the twenty-first century as E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel or Milan Kundera's The Art of the Novel were in the last.

Blind Spots

Blind Spots Book
Author : Kimberly Berens
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-09-20
ISBN : 9781951412098
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With an overwhelming majority of students graduating below proficiency in all academic subjects, the United States is in the midst of an educational crisis. Parents of struggling students feel overwhelmed and confused about how to help their children simply survive school. Decade after decade, various reform efforts have been tried and all have failed. But all hope is not lost. A team of scientists, led by Dr. Kimberly Berens, believe they have the solution. For the last 20 years they have been perfecting a powerful system of instruction based on the learning, behavioral and cognitive sciences. Dr. Berens thinks every child has the fundamental right to an education as scientifically sound and technically precise as the medical care we expect from a doctor. Her solution is Fit Learning, a technology of teaching designed to unlock the vast potential hidden within every child.

Blind Spot

Blind Spot Book
Author : Terri Persons
Publisher : Doubleday
Release : 2007-03-13
ISBN : 0385521456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introducing a heroine unlike any other . . . FBI Agent Bernadette Saint Clare’s gift of sight allows her to see things others can’t. But some things are better left unseen. Not always easy to work with, Agent Bernadette Saint Clare has been assigned and reassigned to FBI offices all over the country. Not long after she’s placed at a desk in the basement of the off-site St. Paul office, she’s called on to do what she does best: use personal effects found at a crime scene to see through a killer’s eyes. In some cases her sight has been astoundingly accurate; in others it has been less than perfect. The agent in charge of this case, Tony Garcia, aware of Bernadette’s spotty record, is unsure if he should follow her lead, and the tension between them makes for an uneasy alliance. To make things more complicated, she becomes involved with her new upstairs neighbor. But there‘s something about him she can’t quite put her finger on—especially when he offers her a key clue to the killer’s identity. A complex novel filled with quirky characters on the right and wrong sides of the law, Blind Spot reminds us that life is filled with leaps of faith both great and small.

The Innovation Blind Spot

The Innovation Blind Spot Book
Author : Ross Baird
Publisher : BenBella Books
Release : 2017-09-12
ISBN : 1944648623
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our innovation economy is broken. But there's good news: The ideas that will solve our problems are hiding in plain sight. While big companies in the American economy have never been more successful, entrepreneurial activity is near a 30-year low. More businesses are dying than starting every day. Investors continue to dump billions of dollars into photo-sharing apps and food-delivery services, solving problems for only a wealthy sliver of the world's population, while challenges in health, food security, and education grow more serious. In The Innovation Blind Spot, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ross Baird argues that the innovations that truly matter don't see the light of day—for reasons entirely of our own making. A handful of people in a handful of cities are deciding, behind closed doors, which entrepreneurs get a shot to succeed. And most investors are what Baird calls "two-pocket thinkers"—artificially separating their charitable work from their day job of making a profit. The resulting system creates rising income inequality, stifled entrepreneurial ambition, social distrust, and political uncertainty. Our innovation problem makes all our other problems harder to solve. In this book, Baird demonstrates how and where to find better ideas by lifting up people, places, and industries that are often overlooked. What's more, Baird ultimately outlines how to create long-term success through "one-pocket thinking"—eliminating the blind spot that separates "what we do for a living" and "what we really care about."

Blind Spot

Blind Spot Book
Author : Nancy Bush
Publisher : Zebra Books
Release : 2010-07-01
ISBN : 1420119117
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“An exciting, compelling thriller with a winding plot that keeps you captivated until the end” from the New York Times bestselling author of Unseen (Fresh Fiction). What you don't see . . . The crime scene at an Oregon rest stop is brutal beyond belief—a young man's lifeless body cut to ribbons, and his pregnant girlfriend left alive but comatose . . . What you don't know . . . Psychologist Claire Norris is assigned to treat the survivor at a private mental hospital. But there are no clues to the identity of the catatonic “Jane Doe.” A difficult job only becomes more complicated with the arrival of ex-homicide detective Langdon Stone, who questions Claire's every move. Can kill you Reluctantly working together, Claire and Lang begin to unravel the chilling truth about a twisted case—one with ties to a killer who is right in their midst, eager to see a mission of evil through to its terrifying end . . . “Engrossing . . . twists you won't see coming!” —Karen Rose, New York Times bestselling author Praise for Nancy Bush's Unseen “Full of twists and surprises . . . I couldn't put it down!” —Lisa Jackson, #1 New York Times bestselling author “An eerie suspense novel woven with a compelling romance . . . the terrifying denouement will have readers riveted.” —Publishers Weekly “A creative and mysterious tale with a number of twists, including a surprise ending.” —Romantic Times

Blind Spots

Blind Spots Book
Author : Athena Alliance Members
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2013-07
ISBN : 1475996535
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Praise for Blind Spots Blind Spots is a great and valuable read. The story line makes it fun and interesting, and the learning makes it applicable. In each chapter, you will gain insights as to what you need to do as a leader, a team, and an organization to achieve high performance. Success does not just happen by luck; it is a very deliberate process, and Blind Spots will help guide you to your summit. Scott Kress, author of Learning in Thin Air Why is it that some leaders achieve great success, while others struggle? In this guide in narrative form, Russell Baxter, a fictional character and outgoing CEO, shares his secrets of success with incoming CEO Amir Ahmed. Baxter demonstrates that great leaders need to be aware of their vulnerabilities or blind spots and take action to make necessary changes. Baxter identifies twelve common blind spots that occur in business - things that companies can't see but that often drain productivity. He then shares with Ahmed a connection to an organization that will support him through the challenges that many companies and leaders miss. Through stories and examples, you will learn how to address weaknesses in customer service, communication, networking, listening, personal branding, and more. Filled with practical advice, Blind Spots shows the value of drawing on experts to develop valuable skills that can take your business to the next level.

Blind Spots

Blind Spots Book
Author : Madeleine L. Van Hecke
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2007
ISBN : 1615920013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A woman planning a dinner party calls a gourmet caterer and learns that Chateaubriand can be ordered. To which she responds, No, thanks. We're going to take care of the wine ourselves. The dead silence at the end of the phone is her first clue that something is amiss. A CEO attempts to put an end to complaints from employees about the demeaning behavior of certain managers by berating the managers before the staff-thus reinforcing the very behavior he's trying to correct.We often criticize such incidents with remarks like How dumb! or What was he thinking? But psychologist Madeleine L. Van Hecke argues that much of what we label stupidity can better be explained as blind spots. Just as the blind spot in the driver's side mirror can swallow up a passing car, patterns in the way we think can likewise become blind spots, sifting out information and observations that to other people seem obvious. Drawing on research in creativity, cognitive psychology, critical thinking, child development, education, and philosophy, Dr. Van Hecke shows how our assets as thinkers create the very blind spots that become our worst liabilities. She devotes a chapter to each of ten mental blind spots that afflict even the smartest people: not stopping to think, jumping to conclusions, my-side bias, getting trapped by categories, and much more. At the end of each chapter she offers tactics for overcoming that specific blind spot, so we can become more creative and competent thinkers.Full of funny, poignant stories about human foibles, Blind Spots offers many insights for improving our social and political lives while giving us fresh slants into the minds of people who are poles apart from ourselves.Madeleine L. Van Hecke, Ph.D. (Elmhurst, IL), is a licensed clinical psychologist; an adjunct faculty member at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois; and a lecturer and workshop leader for Open Arms Seminars. Visit Dr. Van Hecke and learn more about Blind Spots at: www.overcomeblindspots.com

The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot Book
Author : Homer Eon Flint,Austin Hall
Publisher : DigiCat
Release : 2022-06-02
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The Blind Spot" by Homer Eon Flint is a science fiction novel. The story concerns an interdimensional doorway between worlds. Some close friends make their way into the quest to solve the mystery of a professor who disappeared in a strange way.The missing person is said to have crossed into "The Blind Spot".