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Re: What Book Should I read Next? What are you Reading#35621 3 years, 1 month agoyea I couldn't think of anything good to read a few months ago. So I started reading about 20th Century presidents starting with Teddy Roosevelt. So next up for me is Truman. I don't know much about him except he dropped the bomb so I look forward to reading up on him.
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Re: What Book Should I read Next? What are you Reading#35720 3 years, 1 month agoI would also recommend Desert Solitaire by Abbey. Great book.
Another good one is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. It's absolutely hilarious.
And for some history, here are just a few:
Ronald Chernow, Washington: A Life.
John Fehrling. John Adams: A Life.
Forrest McDonald, The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson.
Paul H. Bergerson, The Presidency of James K. Polk.
Jay Monaghan, Diplomat in Carpet Slippers: Lincoln Deals With Foreign Affairs.
Howard K. Beale, Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of America to World Power.
Arthur S. Link, Woodrow Wilson: Revolution, War, and Peace.
David Burner, Herbert Hoover: A Public Life.
Robert Dallek, Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945.
Michael J. Hogan, A Cross of Iron: Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State.
John Fehrling, Struggle for a Continent: The Wars of Early America.
David M Potter, The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861.
Barbara Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World before the War.
Waldo Heinrichs, Threshold of War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Entry into World War II.
Gordon Wright, The Ordeal of Total War, 1939-1945.
Ronald Spector, Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan.
Allan Millett, The War for Korea. (2 vols., the third should be out in 2013)
George C. Herring. America’s Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975.
Paul M. Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500-2000.
William Appleman Williams, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy."Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.”