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Jack has written more than 500 articles and essays for The Atlantic, Scientific American Mind, Wired, American Heritage, The History Channel Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, and many other publications.

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  • The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness
    The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness
  • Non-Stop: A Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines
    Non-Stop: A Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines
  • Lost Minnesota: Stories of Vanished Places
    Lost Minnesota: Stories of Vanished Places
  • The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII
    The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII
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Entries in kangaroos (1)

Wednesday
Aug082012

The Case of the Boxing Kangaroo

I'll be posting sparingly over the next week or two, but I wanted to let you know about a contributing gig I now have with the wonderful history blog Wonders and Marvels. (I covered Wonders and Marvels last month here when I wrote about four top history blogs.)

My first post for Wonders and Marvels is about the tragic death of Peter the Great, a famed boxing kangaroo. I learned about Peter's demise by chance when researching the history of the Minneapolis Auditorium for my book Lost Minnesota: Stories of Vanished Places. The tale stuck in my memory, and I've now finally disgorged it.

(I don't think the video above shows Peter, but you get the idea.)

I hope you like my Wonders and Marvels post. More stories of history and the history of medicine here soon.