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Andrew Lam

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Andrew Lam, M.D. is the award-winning author of Saving Sight, Two Sons of China, and Repentance. His writing has appeared in the New York Times and Washington Post. He is a retinal surgeon with a history degree from Yale and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Dr. Lam's first book, Saving Sight (Irie Books 2013), about his work as an eye surgeon, was an Amazon bestseller. His first novel, Two Sons of China, (Bondfire Books 2014) won a Forewords Reviews Book of the Year award in 2014. His latest novel, Repentance (Tiny Fox Press 2019), is a Japanese American WWII family drama closely entwined with the history of the highly decorated Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

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Andrew Lam Hi Liam, Great question. I'm glad you are considering ophthalmology. It's a wonderful field and choosing it was one of the best decisions I ever made.…moreHi Liam, Great question. I'm glad you are considering ophthalmology. It's a wonderful field and choosing it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Here are two books you could consider:

"Basic Ophthalmology" which is published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and covers a lot of fundamental info that will help you shine in your ophthalmology rotations.

https://store.aao.org/basic-ophthalmo...

And, if you are really serious about applying for residency, you should check out the Wills Eye Manual, which is the all-time best selling book in the field and used by most residents as an easy reference on how to handle almost every eye condition. Good luck!

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Last Boat Out of Shanghai by Helen Zia
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This was an excellent book about a time that has not often been looked at by historians of late. The end of WWII and conclusion of the Chinese Civil War led to the displacement of millions and changed societies all over the world. The vast majority o ...more
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Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara
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One of my favorite books. Reading this made me want to write historical fiction myself. Brings our history alive and is a great gift for young people to spark their love of American history. Highly recommended!
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Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
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Recently finished reading Sapiens and it was fantastic. Its a wonderful combination of history, anthropology, sociology, and futurism that is very thought-provoking. I did not necessarily agree with all the author's conclusions about the meaning (or ...more
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Becoming by Michelle Obama
Becoming
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This was an excellent memoir. Well-written and well-paced. It never got bogged down or boring. Wonderful to see Michelle Obama's point of view as her husband's star rose so quickly. I love when she says she agreed to one of his races because she thou ...more
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The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
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Excellent book. I have to admit my middle school daughter recommended this to me. She was right on. This is a fascinating look inside North Korea and a remarkable story of survival by a talented and resourceful young woman. This reminded me a little ...more
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The Diplomat's Daughter by Karin Tanabe
The Diplomat's Daughter
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This is a fantastic novel that will introduce many readers to aspects of WWII at home and abroad that they may not have previously known about.

Did you know some German Americans were interned in camps as the Japanese Americans were?

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Sex Money Murder by Jonathan  Green
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This was a great book about SMM, a group I knew nothing about but grew fascinated with. At the end of the book you realize the enormous dedication Green has invested to bring this story to light – not just in years of time but also in putting himself ...more
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