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My Summer Reading List

Not being a beach person, I do tend to vary my summer reading while sitting on the patio with a cold drink.  I thought I’d share what’s on my short list and hopefully you will do the same.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Anne Barrows.

This is a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a Book Club formed out of necessity by the islanders.  The book is written as a series of letters to and from many of the islanders.

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, by James L. Swanson.

Fascinating story written from the perspective of John Wilkes Booth and the cavalrymen in pursuit.  I’m learning quite a bit about the end of the Civil War and Lincoln’s plans for reconstruction.

Lyndon B. Johnson:  Portrait of a President, by Robert Dallek

Well written biography about our 36th president and insights into the build-up of the Vietnam War and the creation of the Great Society.  Johnson was a very complex leader.

Cronkite, by Douglas Brinkley.

A very revealing biography of a legend with insights into everyone near Uncle Walter from Barbra Walters to Andy Rooney to Jimmy Buffett.

You can obviously see where my reading tastes run to. Hope you take advantage of these suggestions. Enjoy the books.

Look forward to your list of summer reading favorites.

 

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