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JFK's Secret Doctor: The Remarkable Life of Medical Pioneer and Legendary Rock Climber Hans Kraus
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JFK's Secret Doctor: The Remarkable Life of Medical Pioneer and Legendary Rock Climber Hans Kraus (Hardback)

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A life covering the grand panorama of the 20th century, filled with tragedy and triumph, intense passion, verve, and a whole lot of guts, glory, and wit. Hans Kraus was a legendary rock climber, known for hair-raising ascents on two continents. Few realized he was the same man considered one of the great unsung medical pioneers of the 20th century, making headline news throughout the second half of the 1950's, guest of honor at Eisenhower's White House, cover story of major magazines throughout America, including "Sports Illustrated". His pioneering work in muscles and fitness uncovered a shocking truth about American children. And his work curing back pain brought him into the Kennedy White House and inner circle of Camelot. Here now is the life of Hans Kraus, including the never before told story of Kennedy's back, based on new documentation, including Kennedy's own White House back records and first time interviews with two Kennedy White House doctors.

Susan E.B. Schwartz is a freelance writer and contributes regularly to national adventure and sports magazines, including Outside, Climbing, Rock and Ice, and Runner's World. An American Alpine Club Literary Committee member and former Board member, she is a rock climber, scuba instructor, shipwreck divemaster, and marathoner. Schwartz lives in Wilton, Connecticut, with her husband and children.

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