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New Harmony, Indiana lends itself to reading and quiet reflection. But, no matter where you are, teach your kids to read books, and they won’t grow up to be Mike Pence.  

—–BOOKS RON RECOMMENDS —–

 NEW NELSON ALGREN BIOGRAPHY

50 GREAT MEMOIRS FROM THE PAST 50 YEARS    

Work Shirts for Mad Men … Novel by George Singleton 

 

 

American Gothic: The Story of America’s Legendary Theatrical Family –– Junius, Edwin and John Wilkes Booth by Gene Smith 

Legends of The Fall by Jim Harrison … A great and gritty fiction writer 

Journeyman by Erskine Caldwell … Down home religious Americana 

God’s Little Acre by Erskine Caldwell … The title doesn’t mean what you might think at all.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin … For my money, Franklin was the greatest American who ever lived and one of the most enlightened human beings in history

Marie Antoinette’Confidante: The Rise and Fall of the Princess de Lambelle   ..A  fun and easy reading history lesson by Geri Walton

Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution  1863 –1867 by Eric Foner …. Don’t panic! This is easy to read and FUN, too. And, if you accidentally learn more than you intend, I will refund your ignorance.  

Nella Larsen’s Complete Fiction   by Nella Larsen  … An intimate peek into middle class (to rich) African American life in the 1920’s. A page turner

W. Somerset Maugham Short Stories  … If you are a fan of literary fiction, you will probably adore Maugham’s writing. His short stories are a good place to start 

P.G. Wodehouse Short Stories    … If you have a sense of humor, Wodehouse will tickle it. 

A People’s History of the United States  by Howard Zinn  … A candid look at American history. The author was a renown history scholar, a playwright, a social activist and a WWII combat vet.

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain  …  Many call this America’s greatest novel. 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee …  One of America’s greatest works of literary fiction.  An American morality story told from the point of view of a smart and strong little girl. 

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