| Susan Schwartz|
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| Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus|Susan E.B. Schwartz Wikipedia
Susan E.B. Schwartz is an American non-fiction writer who is a Partner to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. She is also the author of the biography of medical and rock climbing pioneer, Hans Kraus (Into the Unknown: The Remarkable Life of Hans Kraus). The book was a finalist at the Banff Book Competition and won the 2006 Eric Hoffer Award and Writer’s Notes Award. The book was republished by Skyhorse Publishing as JFK's Secret Doctor, with a foreword by Patagonia, CEO, Yvon Chouinard. The back pain exercises that Kraus used to cure JFK of his back pain - tragically, one month before he was assassinated - have become the subject of back pain clinical trials by Stamford Hospital and the YMCA.
Previously, Schwartz was a popular adventure writer for media such as Outside, Climbing, Rock + Ice, and Runner's World.
A member of the Literary Board of the American Alpine Club, Schwartz formerly sat on the Board of Directors of the American Alpine Club and on committees for the Mohonk Preserve, the largest non-profit nature preserve in New York State. Schwartz also taught scuba diving in Manhattan and was a shipwreck divemaster on New York harbor shipwrecks. She grew up outside New York City and graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall and Harvard.