Friday, November 21, 2008
Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio by Jeffrey Kluger
I think the title pretty much tells you what this book is about. Jonas Salk was racing against time trying to beat the increasing epidemic of polio. When he achieved his medical breakthrough he became a hero and cultural icon to a whole generation of people, yet I'd never heard his name until I came across this book.
Night of Flames byDouglas W. Jacobson
A novel that takes place during WWII in Europe.
Can't Wait to get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg
This is the book for book club next month.
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
Again, I think the title reveals enough of what this book is about.
More Friday Finds can be found at Should Be Reading.