John Dickerson tells Monitor contributor Erik Spanberg that he wondered: 'What were the norms and standards that existed for previous [presidential] campaigns?' He looked to history and found that 'it was just so much fun, these stories you come across.'
Gerald Durrell was a British naturalist whose passion for animals blossomed when his oddball family, headed by his widowed mother, decided to leave England for Greece, hoping for milder weather, new adventures, and a cheaper cost of living.
'Maybe four years ago, I read that your and my grandchildren will not see elephants in the wild,' Pearson told Monitor contributor Erik Spanberg. 'I kind of got passionate about it and I decided to make it the topic of [my] book.'