Category: Great reads

Physician asks what if George Washington was shot during the Revolutionary War?

by Patricia Waldron on May 5, 2020 3:54 pm
If RONALD GIBBS, could step into an alternate timeline, he would trade his research and teaching in obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford Medicine to become a historian specializing in 18th-century American history. It wouldn’t be much of a leap. He has read extensively on the Revolutionary War, researched its grisly medical technology and collected maps from… Read more Physician asks what if George Washington was shot during the Revolutionary War?
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George Shultz and John Taylor discuss economic policy lessons

by Hoover Institution on April 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Distinguished Fellow GEORGE SHULTZ and Senior Fellow JOHN TAYLOR recently discussed their newly released book from Hoover Institution Press, Choose Economic Freedom: Enduring Policy Lessons from the 1970s and 1980s. The two Hoover economists discussed the economic choices facing policymakers today based on their experiences at the highest levels of policymaking in the White House;… Read more George Shultz and John Taylor discuss economic policy lessons
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What to read now during Women's History Month

by Stanford magazine on March 9, 2020 4:32 pm
March is Women’s History Month. So, Stanford magazine compiled a list of inspirational works by Stanford alumnae. Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield, Ginny Hogan, ’13; Morrow Gift. The best humor touches on the truth; this snarky gem is a full-on embrace. The World That We Knew, Alice Hoffman, MA ’75; Simon… Read more What to read now during Women's History Month
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My mommy is a doctor : A children’s book (and love story)

by Susan Coppa on March 1, 2020 3:31 pm
MOISES GALLEGOS, an emergency medicine physician, has written a children’s book called My mommy is a doctor superhero. Gallegos wrote the 13-page book in one sitting after he and his then 1-month-old son watched FLORA NUÑEZ GALLEGOS, now a pediatric cardiology fellow at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, drive away on her first day back… Read more My mommy is a doctor : A children’s book (and love story)
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End-of-the-year book and podcast suggestions from Stanford Law School

by Stanford Law School Communications on December 19, 2019 3:52 pm
If you are still in search of the perfect winter break book or podcast, here are a few suggestions from the faculty at Stanford Law School. For instance, RALPH RICHARD BANKS, the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, suggests The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead: “The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead is a good one.… Read more End-of-the-year book and podcast suggestions from Stanford Law School

2019 gift guide for book lovers

by the editors at Stanfordmag.org on December 17, 2019 5:00 pm
Here’s what to give every book lover (so, everyone) on your list, from your overachieving bestie to your music-loving dad. Wrap in Cardinal red and pat yourself on the back. For your dad, who collects vinyl and has the best vibes. Music: A Subversive History, by Ted Gioia, ’79, MBA ’83; Basic Books. Meet the… Read more 2019 gift guide for book lovers

GSB faculty suggest 10 books to share for the holidays

by Jenna Garden on December 11, 2019 3:04 pm
Several Stanford Graduate School of Business professors picked a book that they would likely give to a friend for the holidays. Their suggestions would make an eclectic gift basket, ranging from classic fantasy to modern comedy to a history of genetic sequencing. Among the suggestions: JENNIFER AAKER, the General Atlantic Professor of Marketing: Give and… Read more GSB faculty suggest 10 books to share for the holidays

Stanford Health Care CEO describes his experiences as a trauma patient

by Stanford Medicine on November 12, 2019 2:52 pm
In a recent post in Scope, the Stanford Medicine blog, DAVID ENTWISTLE, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care, described his experiences as a patient in an intensive care unit. The experience, he writes, taught him about hospitals and the role that technology can play in supporting patients. “On a Saturday morning in May 2009,… Read more Stanford Health Care CEO describes his experiences as a trauma patient
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The award-winning health blog Scope celebrates its 10,000th post

by Stanford Medicine on August 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Scope, the award-winning health blog produced by Stanford Medicine, is celebrating its 10,000th post. Scope writes stories on original research, highlights podcasts, profiles physicians and researchers and shares the latest on health and wellness. The online offerings began in 2009 when blogs were relatively rare. As traditional media coverage of medicine and science dwindled, the… Read more The award-winning health blog Scope celebrates its 10,000th post
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Stanford sophomore, YouTube star publishes cookbook

by Alex Kekauoha on July 25, 2019 5:00 pm
Before joining Stanford, engineering student RACHEL FONG, ’21, became an internet celebrity with her popular YouTube channel, Kawaii Sweet World, which features her baking and crafting tutorials. Now, she’s following up the success of her channel with a book, Kawaii Sweet World Cookbook: 75 Yummy Recipes for Baking That’s (Almost) Too Cute to Eat, which will… Read more Stanford sophomore, YouTube star publishes cookbook