a reading list

I made mention in the newsletter about a certain (CURRENT!!!) President’s list of books that he finds important. So, after a couple of email requests for said list, I am reproducing it here. You may all thank me later in the form of gift baskets and various French cheeses.

In No Particular Order …


The Bible

Parting the Waters by Taylor Branch

Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gandhi’s autobiography

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

The works of Reinhold Niebuhr

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Shakespeare’s tragedies

Ghost Wars by Steve Colls


The writings of:

Ralph Ellison

Richard Wright

Langston Hughes




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