The Medicine Line: Life and Death on the North American Borderland, is a complex and oftentimes dramatic mix of narrative storytelling and history in which ironies are explored, patterns of deed and response are uncovered, examined and evaluated...Beth Ladow is a compelling stylist who writes with warmth and insight, and she has given us a smart book, which will help us understand one another, and a good read. We need more books like this one. -- William Kittredge, Author of THE NATURE OF GENOROSITY(knopf,2000)
Beth Ladow earned her M.A. in History at Harvard University and her Ph.D. at Brandeis and is now and independent scholar and writer. She is a commentator for National Public Radio in Boston and lives in Winchester, Massachusetts.