Books James Surowiecki Books by James Surowiecki James Surowiecki has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about James Surowiecki Opinion Three Books... Play the Numbers: Three (Useful) Books About Data October 17, 2012 In the age of the Internet, data is everywhere — the question is how to use it. Author Doug Lemov recommends three books about the power of information. What is your favorite number-crunching book? Tell us in the comments.