Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sally's Genius: The Life of Sally L. Smith -- available in August 2017

In August, I will publish Sally's Genius: The Life of Sally L. Smith; the Birth of the Lab Schools of Washington and Baltimore, and the Academic Club Methodology.

It will be around 260 pages, and I am hoping to charge $20.

If you would like to be on a list to buy the book when it comes out, please email me with your name and address.

This biography has been close to four years in the making, and I can assure every friend, colleague, student, or parent, that you will enjoy reading about Sally's early years -- and you will learn many things you didn't know.

Brooks Clark

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sailing with Albert Einstein

At a party over the weekend, a physicist who had once worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island recalled that back in the 1930s Albert Einstein used to love to take his small sailboat out onto the waters of Long Island Sound.
       It brought to mind a story I wrote in the early 1980s for Sports Illustrated.   Because it ran in extra pages along with special regional ads, I don't think it's searchable.  So, for the record, here it is.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Miler Johnny Overton (Yale 1917) would have been one of the great athletes of the Roaring 20s. Instead the US joined the Great War and Overton joined the Marines

Dr. Henry Sage Fenimore Cooper, a 1917 graduate of Yale, liked to talk about his classmate Johnny Overton, a miler on the track team who set several world records before he joined the Marines after graduation.
      In 1981 Cooper told me all about Overton.
      As we remember the US entrance into World War One, his is one of the many stories from it.