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The Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir
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Personal History
Katharine Graham
I loved this book.
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A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens
Read this in high school and have loved it ever since.
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The Making of the President 1960
Theodore H. White
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The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank
Anne Frank’s intimate two-year record of her family’s hiding from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic is one of the most famous, powerful, and beloved books of the twentieth century. Encapsulating the terror of the Holocaust in the domestic drama of the Franks’ anxious existence and the private yearning...show more
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All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
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The Book of Job
As translated by Stephen Mitchell
Job’s tale is the Bible’s profound and unsettling meditation on suffering, justice, and the inscrutability of life. It begins in prose (as it will close), introducing the legend of the pious man from the land of Uz and revealing what Job himself never knows: that the miseries visited upon him result...show more
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The Best and the Brightest
David Halberstam
At the time, what an eye opener.
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The Red Badge of Courage
Stephen Crane
The Red Badge of Courage is an American classic and a landmark in the literature of war. Yet it is a book that is very easy to understand too quickly. Although it is subtitled An Episode of the American Civil War, the novel offers little detail specific to the War Between the States other than the b...show more
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The Good Earth
Pearl S. Buck
I read this when I was in high school and still remember the woman giving birth in the field.
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The 9/11 Commission Report
“Imagination is not a gift usually associated with bureaucracies,” asserts the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States late in its report, noting the failure of vision that had prevented America from foreseeing the threat that precipitated the horrible events of September 11,...show more
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In Cold Blood
Truman Capote
Perfect book.
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The Power Broker
Robert A. Caro
I had no interest in Robert Moses when I began this book - only began reading because of my love for Robert Caro - found it absolutely fascinating.
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The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Book 1
Robert A. Caro
Surely one one of the best biographers ever.
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