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Maryn McKenna

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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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Perversion of Justice
The Jeffrey Epstein Story
Julie K. Brown - 2021-07-20
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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...
Maryn McKenna
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
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Before the Lights Go Out
Conquering the Energy Crisis Before It Conquers Us
Maggie Koerth-Baker - 2012-04-01
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What you need to know now about America's energy future"Hi, I'm the United States and I'm an oil-oholic." We have an energy problem. And everybody knows it, even if we can't all agree on what, specifically, the problem is. Rising costs, changing climate, peaking oil, foreign oil, public safety--if the fears are this complicated, then the solutions ...
Maryn McKenna
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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Epidemic and Peace, 1918
Alfred W. Crosby - 1976-03-19
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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....
Maryn McKenna
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
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King Leopold's Ghost
A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
Adam Hochschild - 2020-03-03 (first published in 1998)
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In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly c...
Maryn McKenna
@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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