In National Geographic’s ‘Fauci: Expect the Unexpected,’ America’s Doctor Encourages Us to Help Our Fellow Man [REVIEW]

Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci as featured in Fauci (Photo courtesy National Geographic)
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By this time, I think most Americans recognize Dr. Anthony Fauci as the face of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Soon after the virus first hit American shores in 2020, he was there at President Trump’s side at nearly every press conference, eager to help us through one of the scariest—and deadliest—time periods in recent memory. Every day he approached the microphone to speak, it became increasingly evident that he was intelligent, knew his science, and that we could trust him to tell us the truth, even if it terrified us.

But what drove Fauci, 80, to pick up this torch when many of his colleagues have already retired? Where did he get enough confidence to be so brutally honest with the American people, even if it meant contradicting the president on national television? And who taught him to have such unmitigated compassion for his fellow man? All of these questions are answered in National Geographic’s new book, Fauci: Expect the Unexpected: Ten Lessons on Truth, Service, and the Way Forward.

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Sometimes ‘The Crooked Path’ is the Most Rewarding [REVIEW]

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In South Africa, a woman finds the road to happiness to be The Crooked Path. (Photo by Julie Laurent, Flickr)

When a South African young girl who never seems quite good enough in her own mind has her heart crushed and her dreams shattered, will she allow her personal tragedy to define her life or will she forge ahead more determined than ever to construct her own destiny? Find out in Irma Joubert’s The Crooked Path. Read more of this post

‘The Sworn Virgin’ Reminds Us To Never Give Up [REVIEW]

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In the land of waterfalls, Albania, a young woman must fight for her freedom in Kristopher Dukes’ THE SWORN VIRGIN. (Photo by Alessandro Giangiulio, Flickr)

Throughout history and all around the world, women have had to fight for their rights and for their freedom. In some countries, this is still the case. And in early twentieth-century Albania, a woman’s independence came at a great price: she must remain a virgin for the rest of her life.  Read more of this post

Robin Cook Administers a New Nightmare with ‘Charlatans’ [REVIEW]

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“We’re all becoming narcissistic Charlatans to one degree or another.” (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford, U.S. Air Force)

The master and creator of the medical thriller is back with a chilling new novel that once again makes readers take a closer look at anesthesia, hospitals, and the physicians who work there. In Charlatans, Dr. Robin Cook proves that bad doctors do exist and begs the question: just how much can you trust the people who manage your healthcare? Read more of this post

Doctor Takes ‘Epic Measures’ to Revolutionize Health Care [REVIEW]

Dr. Christopher Murray

Dr. Christopher Murray uses Big Data to change the way we look at how and why people die around the globe.
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Doctors have always looked at ways to treat the health crisis of the day, from the Black Death to cancer to AIDS. What they have not done, however, is study and compare how, why, and where people die on a global scale… at least, until now. In journalist Jeremy N. Smith’s important book, Epic Measures, he introduces us to the man who has tackled this massive project and is gradually changing health care around the planet.  Read more of this post