Maryn McKenna is an American author and journalist. She has written for Nature, National Geographic, and Scientific American, and spoke on antibiotics at TED 2015.
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Dauntless journalist Julie K. Brown recounts her uncompromising and risky investigation of Jeffrey Epstein's underage sex trafficking operation, and the explosive reporting for the Miami Herald that finally brought him to justice while exposing the powerful people and broken system that protected him.For many years, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's pe...
A riveting book, an extraordinary crusade, undertaken by a dedicated reporter in defiance of the legal and financial risks it caused her. @jkbjournalist did the kind of pathbreaking, risk-taking work that deserves a Pulitzer, as @GlennKesslerWP says downthread. – source
People on here may not know that @maggiekb1 wrote a very good book on the electrical power grid and knows stuff. – source
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Documents the effects of the deadly Spanish Influenza which swept along the United States' coasts during the last months of World War I....
I mean, I shouldn’t be surprised, because I started writing about 1918 in 1998*, and read Alfred Crosby, whose amazing book Epidemic and Peace, 1918 (later reworked as America’s Forgotten Pandemic) documented the hole in collective memory that 1918 had fallen into. 1/x – source
@rdhduke @moorehn Recommended reading: King Leopold’s Ghost, by Adam Hochschild. Came out maybe 20 years ago, but was a best-seller in its time, all about atrocities what was the colonized Belgian Congo. – source
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