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September 2012

David McCullough, “Citizen Chronicler”

Labeled the “citizen chronicler” by United States Congress Librarian James Billington, McCullough is the recipient of 2 Pulitzer Prizes, 2 National Book Awards, 2 Francis Parkman Prizes and the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, justifiably deeming him America’s foremost narrator of it’s past.

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy – Eric Metaxas

So far this year, my book list has included some of the most enjoyable reading I’ve experienced in years. Earlier this year, I delved into Eric Metaxas biography of the great theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, after being prompted by the subject frequently arising in recent discussions.

Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War – Newt Gingrich

… ponder the “what ifs” should Robert E. Lee have listened to the advice of his subordinates and flanked to the Union left instead of proceeding as he did resulting in the charge by General Pickett, which became the apex of the Confederacy.

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