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Enduring Patagonia quoted in Alpinist No. 48

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The Calling by Barry Blanchard, reviewed by Gregory Crouch

Here’s my review of The Calling by Barry Blanchard, which appeared as “Wintry Climbs” in the October 11 & 12 issue of The Wall Street Journal. (I’ve linked you through a Google search in the hopes that it’ll get us … Continue reading

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My Acid Test review quoted in Newsweek

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Acid Test by Tom Shroder, reviewed by Gregory Crouch

With 20+ veteran suicides a day and the VA on the hook for more than $1 trillion in PTSD-related expenses, we can’t afford to ignore the healing potential contained in such profoundly psychoactive drugs as LSD and MDMA. Continue reading

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“The Legend of CNAC” exhibit at the SFO Museum

“The Legend of CNAC: the China National Aviation Corporation” exhibit opened at the SFO Museum this past weekend–in conjunction with the 2014 CNAC reunion. It’s a fabulous tribute, well worth a visit. Continue reading

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My review of Bird Dream, by Matt Higgins, in today’s Wall Street Journal

Bird Dream, by Matt Higgins. Quite a thrilling read… My review, “Only One Way Down,” is in the July 26 & 27, 2014 issue of The Wall Street Journal. Here’s a list of links to other books I’ve reviewed. Like … Continue reading

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Robert Lucas Crouch, an obituary

An obituary of Robert Lucas Crouch, April 5, 1935 to June 11, 2014 Continue reading

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Denali’s Howl by Andy Hall, reviewed by Gregory Crouch

“And Five Came Back,” my review of Denali’s Howl by Andy Hall for The Wall Street Journal, June 14-15, 2014. (Linked through a Google search; clicking the top link should do it.) Denali’s Howl is about the worst mountaineering tragedy … Continue reading

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Iranians arrested for making video of Pharrell Williams song “Happy”

A bunch of Iranians were arrested and forced to repent for making a “Happy” video. The best part is one of the women’s infectious laughter while standing on her head during the “making of” section at the end. Pharrell Williams … Continue reading

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Operation Paperclip by Annie Jacobsen, reviewed by Gregory Crouch

Although Nazi science failed to produce an atomic bomb during the Second World War—thank God—Hitler’s scientists surged ahead in many other aspects of military technology. They built substantial leads in rocketry and aeronautics, human physiology, and chemical and biological warfare. … Continue reading

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