Category: Biography

He Wanted the Moon

Texas-born and Harvard-educated, Dr. Perry Baird was a rising medical star in the late 1920s and 1930s. Early in his career, ahead of his time, he grew fascinated with identifying the biochemical root of manic depression, just as he began to suffer from it himself. By the time the results of his groundbreaking experiments were

The Woman Who Would Be King

As we approach the 2016 election with the first real chance we have for a female president–feelings for Hilary aside–it has been interesting to see just how uncomfortable the idea of a woman in power really makes people. And by people…well…you know what I mean. There haven’t been many, proportionally, but the women who do

Washington

Every once in awhile, I have a book that I know is going to be a beast to read. It is long, it is dull. It is more like a text book than entertainment. But…I make myself read those kinds of books every now and then. I feel they are important. And I don’t mean

Emma

It is no secret that Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books. However, I am sadly lacking in most of Austen’s other books. Some I’ve started and haven’t finished, and some I just haven’t got to yet. I have a matched pair of P&P and Emma, but this is only my second read through of

Killing Kennedy

Certain moments define a generation. They are the points in our history that we talk about forever, the stories we put in our books, the memories we tell our grandchildren. For my generation, that moment was 9/11. I will never forget sitting in a testing room with 20 of my classmates, finishing early and hearing
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