Why is the athlete so important to us? Few public figures can dominate the public imagination with such power and authority. Drawing from art, literature, politics, and history, Something like the Gods explores the powerful grip the athlete has always held on the Western imagination. Amidon examines the archetype of the competitor as it evolved from antiquity to the present day, from athlete-warriors such as Achilles and Ulysses to global media icons like Ali, Jordan, and Tiger Woods.
The Sublime Engine explores the profound sense of awe every person feels when they ponder the miracle encased within the ribs.
In this lyrical history, a critically acclaimed novelist and a leading cardiologist - who happen to be brothers - draw upon history, science, religion, popular culture, and literature to illuminate all of the heart's physical and figurative chambers.
"Quick read, mix of science and humanities"
There isn't much crime in Stoneleigh, Massachusetts. It is a college town, a mountain getaway for the quietly rich, where burglar alarms are typically set off only by foraging wildlife. So when Edward Iman, owner of Stoneleigh Sentinel Security, is alerted by a late-night alarm from the house of Doyle Cutler, one of his wealthiest clients, Edward thinks little of it - until a local student, Mary Steckl, claims that she was sexually assaulted at Cutler's house that same night.