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What the Headliners are Reading this Summer
Are you curious about what books our leaders and shakers are taking with them on vacation this summer? Here is what a few of the people that have been in the news lately had to say about their reading choices:
- James Comey, former FBI director–The British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777.
- Jay Sekulow, American Center for Law and Justice, chief counsel; and member of President Trump’s legal team—Volume three of the six-volume collection of Winston Churchill’s The Second World War. For fun Sekulow is reading Ringo Starr’s Photograph.
- Beto O’Rourke, former Texas congressman and now one of several Democratic presidential candidates for the 2020 race—The Fall of Carthage, by Adrian Goldsworthy; and Lake, by Art Cullen.
- Lori Lightfoot, mayor of Chicago—Bluebird, Bluebird, from the Highway 59 series, by Attica Locke.
- Newt Gingrich, former House speaker—The New Girl, by Daniel Silva.
- Gloria Allred, lawyer for women’s rights—The Mueller Report; and I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections, by Nora Ephron.
- Melina Abdullah, civil rights activist, professor and chairwoman of Pan-African studies at Cal State University, Los Angeles—Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi; and Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson.
- Gretchen Carlson, journalist, author, and sexual harassment survivors’ advocate—The Moment of Lift, by Melinda Gates; Educated, by Tara Westover; Maid, by Stephanie Land; The Most Fun We Ever Had, by Claire Lombardo; and The Sun and Her Flowers, by Rupi Kaur.
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