Mike Lankord, Author Of Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View Of The Life of Leonardo da Vinci Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click To Here Mike Lankord "I found Mr. Lankford’s writing thought-provoking and Mr. Isaacson’s thought-stifling. Mr.Lankford proposes a great many insights...With immediacy and grace, Becoming Leonardo starts on a high note and gets better to the very end."—WALL STREET JOURNAL Why did Leonardo Da Vinci leave so many of his major works uncompleted? Why did this resolute pacifist build war machines for the notorious Borgias? Why did he carry the Mona Lisa with him everywhere he went for decades, yet never quite finish it? Why did he write backwards, and was he really at war with Michelangelo? And was he gay? In a book unlike anything ever written about the Renaissance genius, Mike Lankford explodes [...]

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Sandra Butler, Author Of It Never Ends: Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters Chats DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Sandra Butler It Never Ends: Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters explores the complex challenges and unexpected rewards of aging mothers in their relationships with their midlife daughters. Based on interviews with women between 65 and 85, it illuminates issues of closeness, distance, longing, and need that arise. Mothers speak openly about the ongoing effects of the past on the present, the cultural, familial, and interpersonal conflicts that remain, and the varied and often invisible ways they continue mothering. As mothers enter the last decades of their lives, their roles with their daughters often shift and change in complicated ways. Now that they are no longer central in caring for them as they once [...]

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Jeremi Suri, Author Of The Impossible Presidency: The Rise And Fall Of America’s Highest Office Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Jeremi Suri-The Impossible Presidency A bold new history of the American presidency, arguing that the successful presidents of the past created unrealistic expectations for every president since JFK, with enormously problematic implications for American politics In The Impossible Presidency, celebrated historian Jeremi Suri charts the rise and fall of the American presidency, from the limited role envisaged by the Founding Fathers to its current status as the most powerful job in the world. He argues that the presidency is a victim of its own success-the vastness of the job makes it almost impossible to fulfill the expectations placed upon it. As managers of the world's largest economy and military, contemporary presidents [...]

Lynne McTaggert, Author Of The Power of Eight: Harnessing The Miraculous Energies Of A Small Group To Heal Others, Your Life, And The World Chats With DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Lynne McTaggart “This is a monumentally significant book, a once-in-a-generation work that will turn the tide in how we unleash the power of healing for each other and for the world. Drink in its meticulous and transparent scientific method, its countless uplifting stories of vivid healing breakthroughs and its breathtakingly luminous vision. Then go manifest The Power of Eight.” —James O'Dea, peace activist, former President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and author of Soul Awakening Practice Discover how to tap into your extraordinary human capacity for connection and healing, using astonishing new findings about the miraculous power of group intention and its boomerang effect, in this new book by the [...]

Michael Gelb, Author Of The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship-Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Michael Gelb-The Art Of Connection These days, it’s often easier to avoid face-to-face contact in favor of technological shortcuts. But as Michael Gelb argues in this compelling, entertaining book, the meaningful relationships that come from real interaction are the key to creating innovative ideas and solving our most intractable problems. In The Art of Connection, Gelb offers readers seven methods of developing this essential rapport in their professional and personal lives. Each chapter covers specific techniques and illustrates them with memorable stories, relevant scientific research, and hands-on exercises that allow readers to apply their new skills. Most important, Gelb reminds us that developing rapport with others is not just a business [...]

Dr. Raphael Kellman, Author Of The Whole Brain: The Microbiome Solution To Heal Depression, Anxiety, And Mental Fog Without Prescription Drugs Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To ListenRaphael Kellman Functional medicine pioneer and author of The Microbiome Diet offers his groundbreaking, medication-free, scientifically based approach to healing depression, anxiety, and brain fog by focusing on your "whole brain"--the brain, the gut, the microbiome, and the thyroid. If you are one of the millions of people who feel that your brain just "isn't working right"--that you have brain fog, memory loss, depression, anxiety, or that your ability to maintain a balanced, happy mood has been lost long ago--take heart. The problem is not "in your head," it is in your microbiome (the trillions of health-promoting bacteria) and your gut--and there are proven natural solutions that can help you not only [...]

Richard White, Author Of The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction And The Gilded Age, 1865-1896 Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Richard White The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multivolume history of the American nation. In the newest volume in the series, The Republic for Which It Stands, acclaimed historian Richard White offers a fresh and integrated interpretation of Reconstruction and the Gilded Age as the seedbed of modern America. At the end of the Civil War the leaders and citizens of the victorious North envisioned the country's future as a free-labor republic, with a homogenous citizenry, both black and white. The South and West were to be reconstructed in the image of the North. Thirty years later Americans occupied an unimagined world. The unity that the [...]

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Steven Sloman, Author Of The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Steven Sloman “The Knowledge Illusion is filled with insights on how we should deal with our individual ignorance and collective wisdom.” —Steven Pinker We all think we know more than we actually do. Humans have built hugely complex societies and technologies, but most of us don’t even know how a pen or a toilet works. How have we achieved so much despite understanding so little? Cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach argue that we survive and thrive despite our mental shortcomings because we live in a rich community of knowledge. The key to our intelligence lies in the people and things around us. We’re constantly drawing on information and expertise [...]

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Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Justice Does Not Have to Be Slow Chats With Dr. Alvin

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Rick Smolan, Author Of The Good Fight: America’s Ongoing Struggle For Justice Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Rick Smolan "A powerful collection of personal journeys through words, images, music, and videos that shows how much progress still lies ahead in the quest for dignity and equality.” —Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and Steve Jobs From the creator of the bestselling Day in the Life series comes an extraordinary illustrated book showing how much progress has been made in America over the last 100 years against hatred, bigotry, racism, and injustice—and how much more work remains to be done. The Good Fight vividly depicts the human face of America's sporadically violent, often triumphant, always risky struggle to fulfill the promise of freedom and equality for [...]