Welcome to my blog! My book, JFK’s Secret Doctor, was just released. I am pretty excited by this, not surprisingly as I first started work on it in 1993. The book took ten years to write, and five years to find a literary agent and a publisher. Hopefully, it will be an "overnight success."
The book was a labor of love for me. Like many of us, I had the belief that I had at least one book in me. in the case of JFK's Secret Doctor, there is an imporrtant and heartfelt message: The book tells the remarkable life story of Hans Kraus, who was a medical pioneer, legendary American rock climber, and major influence in my own life. And a big part of Hans’s story was President Kennedy.
How? It was hidden from the American public at the time, but Hans was Kennedy’s secret doctor when Kennedy was president. And the story of Hans’s treatments of Kennedy — and the respect and friendship that developed between the two extraordinary men — had never been told before. It is a story that is not only fascinating in itself, but sheds new and sympathetic light on Kennedy the man and his presidency -- plus offers relevancy for us today in its message about the importance of exercise, fitness and health.
I hope that JFK's Secret Doctor will appeal to anyone who enjoys reading about climbing, adventure, inspirational life stories, medical mysteries, and Kennedy. Plus, I've been told by people who read drafts that the book inspired them to go out and exercise...speaking of which, time for me to lace up my sneakers and get in a run myself before the day gets too hectic!