AHA! Moments Series
The Day Rachel Carson Invented Environmentalism
Rachel Carson was an eminent scientist and the foremost nature writer in the United States when she stumbled - or rather crashed - into the realization of what the indiscriminate use of insecticides and pesticides was doing to water systems, plants and animals, and ultimately the health of the American people. A soft-spoken and introverted person, Carson sacrificed a successful career to campaign against this short-sighted contamination of the earth, while she herself was dying of breast cancer. This book is a very personal look at the writer of Silent Spring - and an American heroine.
Stranger at the Wall, a dramatic retelling of world events and the ninth novel in Bryant Wieneke's Priority Series, will be available soon!
It doesn't have to be this way in America. It's possible for reasonable people to disagree and work out solutions to even our most difficult problems. In Bryant Wieneke's new novel, Stranger at the Wall, American politics take a surprisingly positive turn. This is a story of challenges being met with courage and conviction, where people of different beliefs recognize that the welfare of the nation is far more important than anyone's personal agenda. And, oh yeah, in Africa, the Great Green Wall, designed to prevent further expansion of the Sahara Desert, is working! However, long-time West African water expert, Kendall Jackson Smith, doesn't get to see it.
Bryant Wieneke has written a political suspense book like a modern day Robert Ludlum for lovers of suspenseful political thrillers. He spins an elaborate espionage tale that forces the reader to turn pages.
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About the Author
Bryant Wieneke has written an eclectic set of books, from the uplifting tale of his life-and-death battle with Stage 4 cancer (Melanoma without a Cause) to the lighthearted account of his Peace Corps adventures in West Africa (A Dry and Thirsty Land).
His latest project is a set of creative biographies that imagine the day when ground-breaking scientists made their most important discovery. In 1905 Albert Einstein realizes that the world doesn't really work the way everyone thinks, and he begins a remarkable journey to figure out why. The Day Albert Einstein Discovered Relativity is a very readable and enjoyable book, with personal insights captured by no other biography.
Similarly, The Day Charles Darwin Discovered Natural Selection describes the 22-year-old's adventures sailing around the world on the Beagle. His epiphany occurs upon returning to England to analyze thousands of specimens, especially his finches. A lot of finches.
And then there's Rachel Carson, whose love of nature manifests itself in the invention of environmental activism. Many more bios are planned, including Thomas Edison, George Washington Carver, and Marie Curie. These books are innovative and fun to read.
Wieneke has also produced nine politically thrilling novels in the Priority Series, which imagines an American foreign policy that promotes the building of a more peaceful world through a combination of economic justice and humanitarianism. It really is possible.