WSJ: An Action Plan for Averting the Next Flu Pandemic

Dr. Jonathan Quick has written a piece for the Wall Street Journal. This year’s flu season is hitting early and hard, the worst the U.S. has seen in more than a decade. Every day more people are falling ill and getting hospitalized, and some are dying, including young children. Though we are not yet at… Read more »

Gordon Wood’s new book is out now; reviewed in the WSJ

Gordon Wood’s latest Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson is out now. It has been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal: “…as Gordon S. Wood vividly conveys in “Friends Divided,” the two men were stark contrasts in almost every way. Tall and lanky, Jefferson towered over the short and stout Adams. Outwardly serene, gregarious… Read more »

Anne Nelson’s new book reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

An unsung hero of the French Resistance, Suzanne Spaak risked everything to save Jewish children from deportation to Auschwitz. Diane Cole reviews Suzanne’s Children by Anne Nelson. “My children are safe while others are threatened.” That anguished thought gave Belgian heiress Suzanne Spaak the determination to risk everything to protect Jewish children in Nazi-occupied Paris… Read more »

Wall Street Journal: Gretchen Rubin’s Great Expectations

The self-help author on how she responds to expectations, keeps up habits and follows obsessions. In 1996, Gretchen Rubin was working as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she started to think that a legal career wasn’t for her. For one thing, she enjoyed writing, but she found little satisfaction in… Read more »

Wall Street Journal review of David Baron’s American Eclipse

The WSJ have reviewed the David Baron’s new book. On July 29, 1878, a hundred-mile-wide patch of midday darkness swept across a swath of the western United States. It was a total solar eclipse—a rare transit of the moon directly between earth and sun. Across the still-wild West, thousands of stargazers gathered, chasing a few… Read more »

Mike Erwin’s new book reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

Mike Erwin’s Lead Yourself First was recently reviewed in the WSJ. Former Campbell Soup CEO Doug Conant runs into it in his garden. For entrepreneur Sarah Dillard, it’s to be found when she’s hiking. Tim Hall, a cycling coach, grabs some of it while gazing out at his bird feeder over coffee every morning. The… Read more »