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Paul Pless
03-18-2015, 11:57 AM
A most interesting interview with author Erik Larson: http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2015-03-18/erik-larson-dead-wake-the-last-crossing-of-the-lusitania

Barry
03-18-2015, 01:05 PM
Anything by Erik Larson is Exceptional.


http://eriklarsonbooks.com/

Jim Bow
03-18-2015, 01:06 PM
I've read all his other books, and this is on my list.

Haven't listened to this yet, but will.

What does the term "dead wake" mean?

Paul Pless
03-19-2015, 09:13 AM
What's public radio got to do with it?

jerryrichter
03-19-2015, 10:32 AM
I believe she has Parkinson's which affects her speech, but not the working of her brain. I find listening to her only occasionally frustrating but can overlook that because of the quality of her discussion.

Nicholas Scheuer
03-19-2015, 11:34 AM
Diane Rehm DOES NOT have Partkinsons, or if she does, it is not related to her original speech problem. She has a rare condition which can be helped by therapy, which is why her voice sometimes exhibits improvement. Those who do not see her in person at her public speaking events usually have no idea how incredibly beautiful and youthful she is.

ron ll
03-19-2015, 11:38 AM
"Dead Wake" sounds good. I've enjoyed his other books. I wish I could start it now, but in desperation for something to read I started, "Girl on the Train". Gotta finish it first I guess.

Chris Coose
03-22-2015, 04:13 PM
Saw this thread, Kindled it and sopped it up this weekend. Do not miss, A note to readers & Sources and Acknowledgements. There is an interesting but unanswerable question left at the end.

Norman Bernstein
03-22-2015, 05:32 PM
Diane Rehm DOES NOT have Partkinsons, or if she does, it is not related to her original speech problem. She has a rare condition which can be helped by therapy, which is why her voice sometimes exhibits improvement. Those who do not see her in person at her public speaking events usually have no idea how incredibly beautiful and youthful she is.

Her medical condition:


Spasmodic dysphonia (or laryngeal dystonia) is a voice disorder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_disorder) characterized by involuntary movements or spasms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spasm) of one or more muscles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle) of the larynx (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larynx) (vocal folds or voice box) during speech.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spasmodic_dysphonia#cite_note-MEDNET-1)