The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan: better known as a Hitchcock film and the remake, but still a jolly good read.
Means of Ascent by Robert A. Caro: The story of LBJ’s 1948 senate campaign.
One Minute To Midnight by Michael Dobbs: How we barely avoided nuclear war with Castro and the Soviets.
Saving Italy by Robert M. Edsel: Sequal to The Monuments Men: An heroic effort to save the art and treasures of Italy.
Catastrophe. 1914: Europe Goes To War by Max Hastings. The first five months of World War 1. It’s the hundred year anniversity and this is as good as The Guns Of August by Barbara Tuchman.
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway’s life in Paris in the 1920s
The Odyssey by the maestro, Homer, if he ever existed. For my fiftieth birthday, my two brothers took me to Greece. We visited many of the sites mentioned in the Illiad and even made it over to Turkey and what is considered the actual site of Troy. BEST BIRTHDAY EVER.
The First Clash by Jim Lacey: The Greek victory over the Persians at Marathon.
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry: classic western tale with great characters.
A Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin: wonderful series of knights, intrigue, foul play and damsels in distress and causing distress.
A Clash Of Kings by George R.R. Martin: wonderful series of knights, intrigue, foul play and damsels in distress and causing distress.
A Storm Of Swords by George R.R. Martin: who will George knock off next?
August 1914 by Alexander Solzhenitsyn: the opening days of World War 1 on the Eastern Front. One of my all time favorites. Wish I could read it in Russian.