J.B. Rhine: Letters 1923-1939: ESP and the Foundations of Parapsychology, edited by Sally Rhine Feather and Barbara Ensrud, is a collection of hundreds of letters from Rhine, documenting his efforts to find reliable evidence of psychic ability during the 1930s at Duke University.

One of the most fascinating aspects of the book is the personal and intimate nature of the letters, which provide a unique glimpse into the thoughts and motivations of Rhine as he pursued his research. Through his correspondence with colleagues, subjects, critics, and supporters, we see a man who is deeply passionate about his work and dedicated to finding the truth about psychic phenomena. The letters also reveal a sense of humor and modesty, making them an enjoyable and engaging read. And despite the controversy and skepticism surrounding his findings, he remained committed to using scientific methods to explore the mysteries of the human mind.

Overall, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of parapsychology and the groundbreaking work of J.B. Rhine, and highly recommended for scientists, historians, and the general public alike. 

The Parapsychological Association Book Award was established in 2015 to recognize books in the field of parapsychology that make significant contributions to science and to the cultural conversation about the implications of parapsychology. Visit the PA Book Award Page to learn more about the award and previous winners.