Speaking of Joe Kovach, he has a new book out, "This Quintessence of Dust (Discovering Who We Are from Ancient Greece to the Modern World)" As you might be able to tell from the title, this tome is the polar opposite of the monthly James Patterson co-written, passing time at the airport, nonsense.
You (and I) might actually learn something!
In fact, years back, for a school assignment, Leo had to interview the smartest person he knew. He instantly dialed up his Grandfather. I just recently stopped pouting.