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Richard Preston


USA flag (b.1954)
Brother of Douglas Preston

Richard Preston, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a New Yorker writer and bestselling author best-known for his alarming books about infectious disease epidemics and bioterrorism, although he has written other non-fiction works. Whether journalistic or fictional, his writings are based on thorough background research and extensive interviews.

Preston's personal hobby of recreational tree climbing is introduced in his book (2007) The Wild Trees. This climbing experience helped him write about the largest known redwoods like Lost Monarch in the Grove of Titans, or Iluvatar, described in that book along with delicate forest canopy ecosystems.

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The End of October (2020)
Lawrence Wright
"A compelling read up to the last sentence. Wright has come up with a story worthy of Michael Crichton. In an eerily calm, matter-of-fact way, and backed by meticulous research, he imagines what the world would actually be like in the grip of a devastating new virus."

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