Books I Should Read

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Raven: a Biography of Sam Houston and other biographies by Marquis James

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (I don’t remember it.)

Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (I don’t remember it.)

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Life of George Washington by Washington Irving

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (I don’t remember it.)

How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry Morton Stanley

Erewhon by Samuel Butler

Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy

Life of David Crockett by Davey Crockett

Berenbaum, Michael
The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Epstein, Norrie
Friendly Shakespeare: A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard.
Gain a perspective on Shakespeare’s works through these sidelights, interpretations, anecdotes, and historical insights.

Kennedy, John F. Profiles in Courage (I don’t remember it.)

Tocqueville, Alexis de
Democracy in America
This classic in political literature examines American society from the viewpoint of a leading French magistrate who visited the U.S. in 1831. (I’ve read some of it.)

Tuchman, Barbara
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century
Tuchman uses the example of a single feudal lord to trace the history of the 14th century. (I just bought this.)

Yolen, Jane
Favorite Folktales From Around the World
Yolen frames these powerful tales with explanations of historical and literary significance.

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