October 3rd 2013

Recently, I had the pleasure of listening to A Scott Berg speak about his amazing biography on T. Woodrow Wilson, entitled simply: Wilson. “Do you know what the T stands for?” he asked his audience. Scott is a consummate researcher/scholar/writer, who has been able to garner trust from the families of those he has devoted his life to write about. This, to me, speaks volumes. It is the greatest of all feats. Any non-fiction author who is able to gather intimate material can champion sound and thorough reporting. Treating a subject with respect and sensitivity means having enough empathy and sympathy to cover all bases at once. Unlike Titanic the Tennis Story where Gibbs took my family (names and all) and presented them to the world in an atrocious, falsified, mis-taken scam.