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Book recommendations for your upcoming vacation…

July 8, 2019

For the past few months these posts have focused on the critical advocacy and operational issues the fraternal community faces. But summer is here so it’s time to relax and re-charge before heading back to fight the battles of Q3 and 4. Here are a few suggestions for your vacation reading pleasure. Enjoy…

  • Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis – A non-fiction page-turner that reads better than any novel. The true story of WWII’s most decorated spy. Fantastic.
  • The First Wave by Alex Kershaw – Another WWII story describing the incredible courage of the Allied forces that landed on and behind the Normandy beaches 75 years ago. Remarkable personal insights into the execution of this complicated battle plan with only the fate of the world at stake on the outcome.
  • The Mueller Report by Robert Mueller – You can download it for $1.99 from Amazon. I read it and made up my own mind about collusion and obstruction. So should you.
  • The Last Stone by Mark Bowden – Bowden’s one of my favorite non-fiction writers and this story of a dedicated group of law enforcement officers’ effort to convict a child molester and murderer, while not easy to stomach, is a terrific read.
  • The Huntress by Kate Quinn – A post WWII novel about the search for Nazi war criminals. Couldn’t put it down.
  • Bad Blood by John Carreyrou – One of the best books I’ve read details the enormous fraud on investors and consumers that was perpetrated by the founders of Theranos. You probably read news stories or have seen the 60 Minutes piece on this company. But you’ve got to read the book to grasp the full scope of the sham.
  • Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman – A gossipy novel that I couldn’t believe I was reading. Nonetheless, I sort of enjoyed it. Perfect beach read.
  • Rocket Men by Robert Kurson – Apollo 11 and 13 get all the attention, but it was the crew and support team of Apollo 8 that made the moon shot possible. Read this book!
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – A fact-based novel that is as moving a read as you’ll come across. You will run through the gamut of emotions from the first page to the last. A must read, indeed.
  • Midnight In Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham – Not exactly a beach. I may never go to Harrisburg, PA (site of the Three Mile Island reactor) again!