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Since Lyme disease was first identified in the late 1970s, it has become the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the country. Journalist Michael Specter talks about his New Yorker article on the disease and its controversial history. Source: freshair.npr.org
Karen Joy Fowler's haunting novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, draws on arguments she used to have with her father, a psychology professor, over how closely connected humans and animals really are. Fowler is also the author of the 2004 best-seller The Jane Austen Book Club.
Historian Adam Hochschild traces the patriotic fervor that catapulted Great Britain into war during the summer of 1914 â€” as well as the small, but determined British pacifist movement â€” in his historical narrative To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918.