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In 1862, Duff Gordon embarked on a solo trip to Egypt in a bid to rid herself of consumption. She spent the next seven years in a ruined house above a temple in Luxor, on the Nile, mixing with the local people and setting up a hospital from her home....
By Evan Thomas
Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual tactician. As Evan Thomas reveals in his provocative examination of Ike's White House years, Eisenhower was a master of calculated...
By Cal Newport
Cal Newport's clearly-written manifesto flies in the face of conventional wisdom by suggesting that it should be a person's talent and skill -- and not necessarily their passion -- that determines their career path. Newport, who graduated from Dartmouth College Phi Beta Kappa and recently earned a PhD. from MIT,...