Dead Ends to Somewhere

Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Technology

By Richard Ward

Publisher : Christopher Matthews Publishing

ABOUT Richard Ward

Richard Ward
Richard Ward was raised in Bozeman, Montana, where he graduated from Montana State College. He received a PhD degree in biochemistry from the University of California in Berkeley and became a Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. He served as a  More...


The story of a vaccine to save over 500,000 of the world’s children each year from rotavirus. Raised on a Montana ranch, Dick Ward was an unlikely candidate to become an eminent virologist.Yet, despite a less than stellar early academic career, the author's innate competitive spirit helped him redirect what he learned through life to accomplish something deeply important.The myriad mishaps encountered during his search for a meaningful personal, religious and scientific life provide familiar, often funny, if not uncomfortable, touchstones to which each of us can relate.  
"I recently completed Dead Ends to Somewhere, and enjoyed it so much.  Given his rocky start in school, his discoveries and accomplishments are truly awesome and amazing and should serve as an inspiration to any budding scientists who encounter dead ends, too.   
Parents and children owe Dick Ward their undying gratitude for his work in discovering a vaccine for rotavirus.  I highly recommend this book.  The author manages to entertain and inform while explaining some very complex science in terminology that any layman can understand."
 -- L. Foley