A friend asked for books I have enjoyed. I think he specifically said he likes biography and history.
Here is the list I gave him in March 2018.
Biography and Historical:
- Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin,
- Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand,
- Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty by John M. Barry,
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Biography by Eberhard Bethge,
- The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 by William Manchester (first volume of 3),
- The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris (first volume of 3),
- Grant by Ron Chernow,
- Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen Ambrose,
- John Adams by David McCullough,
- 1776 by David McCullough,
- The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough,
- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson,
- Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King,
- The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson,
- The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis,
- Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis,
- The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis,
- David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell,
- The Road to Character by David Brooks,
- What Are We Doing Here?: Essays by Marilynne Robinson,
- The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today by Thomas E. Ricks,
- Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg,
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander,
- Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age by Arthur Herman.
Fiction / Classics / Literature / Award Winners:
- Middlemarch by George Eliot,
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy,
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky,
- The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead,
- Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York by Francis Spufford.
Some people keep track of their books on Goodreads. I should do that.
Most of these I have tweeted about at https://twitter.com/
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