Books for America’s Current Political Moment [NY Times]

May 11, 2017 — Leave a comment

 

This morning, the NY Times ran a conversation between Francine Prose and Thomas Mallon on books they would recommend for America’s current political moment…
 
Here are the four books that they recommended…
 
 

Francine Prose:

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Jane Mayer

(2016)

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“required reading for anyone who wants to know how our country got into the mess we’re in.”
 

Hope Against Hope: A Memoir

Nadezhda Mandelstam 

(1970)

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“a memoir about what she and her husband, the great poet Osip Mandelstam, endured during the worst years of Stalin’s regime”

 

David Copperfield:
A Novel

Charles Dickens

(1850)

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“For those days when you feel the need to take a break”
 
 
 

Thomas Mallon:

The Haldeman Diaries:
Inside the Nixon White House

H.R. Haldeman

(1994)

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“Haldeman showcases the chief executive’s lack of proportion and tendency to go on ‘talking for hours'”
 
 

READ THE FULL NY TIMES ARTICLE
for the full scoop on the relevance of these books!