Looking through Al Mohler’s recommendations of 10 books to read this summer, I would love to find time to read all 10 books but will be lucky if I am able to read one of them this summer.
Given an unfettered opportunity to read an “unassigned” book, I most often turn to history. What am I looking for? I look eagerly for books that make me rethink something I think I know, learn about something I do not know, or surprise me by revealing just how much there is yet to know about an era, an issue, an event — a happening.
Here are his 10. You can go to his post for descriptions and excerpts for each book:
- Richard Rubin, The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and their Forgotten World War (Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2013).
- Nathaniel Philbrick, Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, a Revolution (Viking, 2013).
- Lee Sandlin, Storm Kings: The Untold Story of America’s First Tornado Chasers (Pantheon, 2013).
- Bob Thompson, Born on a Mountaintop: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier (Crown Trade Group).
- Rick Atkinson, The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945. Volume Three of The Liberation Trilogy (Henry Holt).
- Terry Mort, The Wrath of Cochise: The Bascom Affair and the Origins of the Apache Wars (Pegasus Books).
- Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Knopf).
- Dean King, The Feud: The Hatfields & McCoys, The True Story (Little, Brown).
- Adam Makos, A Higher Call (Berkley Calibre).
- Robert M. Utley, Geronimo (Yale University Press).
Which one would you be the top of your list?
Source: Al Mohler’s 10 Book Recommendations for the Summer
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