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Summer has begun–a time for reading some new books! But what books? Any recommendations? Here’s two handfuls.
This is a list I always look forward to seeing. Not that I can read everyone on the list, but I love learning what Al Mohler is reading outside of his theological and cultural world. Well, here are ten books admittedly that men might enjoy more than women. Even Dr. Mohler admits this when he says, “This year’s [list] also proves that boys never grow up. Among the ten books I commend this year are books dealing with cowboys, Indians, gangsters, lawmen, trains, spies, and battles. Those looking for books on birds and romance should consult some other list.”
1. Theodore Roosevelt and Daniel Ruddy,Theodore Roosevelt’s History of the United States(New York: Smithsonian Books/HarperCollins)
2. Steven M. Gillon, The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After (New York: Basic Books)
3. Christian Wolmar,Blood, Iron, and Gold: How the Railroads Transformed the World (New York: Public Affairs/Perseus Books Group).
4. Nathaniel Philbrick, The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of Little Bighorn (New York, Viking Books).
5. Max Hastings, Winston’s War: Churchill, 1940-1945(New York: Alfred A. Knopf).
6. Jimmy Burns, Papa Spy: Love, Faith, and Betrayal in Wartime Spain(New York: Walker and Company).
7. Robert Klara, FDR’s Funeral Train: A Betrayed Widow, a Soviet Spy, and a Presidency in the Balance(New York: Palgrave/Macmillan)
8. Mark Lee Gardner, To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old West (New York: William Morrow).
9. Ben Macintyre,Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory(New York: Harmony Books).
10. 10. S. C. Gwynne,Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History(New York: Scribner).
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