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Richard Branson (Founder/Virgin Group)Today is World Book Day, a wonderful opportunity to address this #ChallengeRichard sent in by Mike Gonzalez of New Jersey: Make a list of your top 65 books to read in a lifetime.
Barack Obama (Former USA President)"
According to the president’s Facebook page and a 2008 interview with the New York Times, these titles are among his most influential forever favorites:
- Moby Dick, Herman Melville
- Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Song Of Solomon, Toni Morrison
- Parting The Waters, Taylor Branch
- Gilead, Marylinne Robinson
- Best and the Brightest, David Halberstam
- The Federalist, Alexander Hamilton
- Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois
- The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene
- The Quiet American, Graham Greene
- Cancer Ward, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- Gandhi’s autobiography
- Working, Studs Terkel
- Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith
- Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith
- All the King’s Men, Robert Penn Warren
Against the intrigue and violence of Vietnam during the French war with the Vietminh, Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to promote democracy, as his friend, Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on. Fowler’s mistress, a beautiful native girl creates a catalyst for jealousy and competition between the men and a cultural clash resulting in bloodshed and deep misgivings. Written in 1955 prior to the Vietnam conflict, The Quiet American foreshadows the events leading up to the Vietnam conflict. Questions surrounding the moral ambiguity of the involvement of the United States in foreign countries are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago.