SUMMER READING

The Immortalists: Chrles Lindbergh, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and
their Daring Quest to Live Forever.
by David M. Friedman

Comment: Fascinating. This book provides an excellent analysis of why Lindbergh was supportive of the Nazis before World War II. Carrel is stranger than fiction. Hard to believe society agreed with his ideas about selective reproduction of “Superior Races” . This book provides the reasoning behind such outlandish ideas.

HarryTruman’s Excellent Adventure:
The True Story of  a Great American Road Trip
by Matthew Algeo

Comment: I love quirky histories like this. Algeo writes about a road trip Harry and Bess Truman took after he left office. Imagine a former president loading up the van and heading off to see relatives in another state. It cannot happen today – but in the 50s Truman did exactly that and along the way encountered some amazing reactions that Alego captures well.

Go Down Together: The true, untold story of Bonnie and Clyde
by Jeff Guinn
Comment: Must read for the better understanding it provides of how criminals like Bonnie and Clyde came into existence. Certain things needed to happen in order for criminals like Bonnie and Clyde and all the others to be able to do what they did. This book tears off the facade of the story and exposes the reality of life on the run.

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