Gov. Mitch Daniels on Monday pitched his last annual Christmas book list, full of titles that are nowhere near light reading.
He noted he had a lot of extra time to read after withdrawing from political activity due to his upcoming job as president of Purdue University.
Here is the list:
- Coming Apart, by Charles Murray - Has the facts, insight and heart to examine the national condition.
- Eisenhower in War and Peace, by Jean Edward Smith - a new favorite on an American hero.
- Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell - A young Orwell starts the journey to 1984.
- The Dark Valley, by Piers Brendon - So packed with detail and insight you will feel like you lived in the 1930s.
- On China, by Henry Kissinger - The most important country to our future.
- The Making of the Masters, by David Owen - An authoritative and objective unveiling of Augusta National Golf Club and its intriguing history.
- Destiny of the Republic, by Candice Millard - Embarassed that he didn't know more about James Garfield's fascinating history.
- The Icarus Syndrome, by Peter Beinart - The author challenges foreign policy assumptions of past eras and leaders.
- The Great Game, by Peter Hopkirk - It was Britain vs. Russia in Central Asia with India as the prize.
- Energy for Future Presidents, by Richard Muller - a primer on the energy issues of the day by a friend and Berkeley physicist.
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