Lions, tigers and elephants, oh my! Treating zoo, farm and domesticated animals is a practice for the chairman of the Maryland Republican Party, Dr. Jim Pelura.

"Veterinary medicine is my first love," says Pelura, who founded the Davidsonville Veterinary Clinic in 1983. But he adds, "I've always been concerned about what power politicians have over us."


"His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time" / by Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi

The book is extremely powerful and shows that your religion does not have to be compromised with the laws of government.


"Seabiscuit: An American Legend" / by Laura Hillenbrand

It is a book for not only people who love horses and animals. ... The thing that struck me about this book was that the characters were placed in amazing situations and despite all of these factors, they succeeded.

"The River: A Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS" / by Edward Hooper

He [Hooper] provides great explanations of how AIDS may have originated while scientists were trying to come up with a polio vaccine for simian immunodeficiency. ... Anyone that reads this book will be shocked by his analysis.