Thursday, August 14, 2014

VMI Summer Reading (Unofficial): Inspirational (41 to 45)

41. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris

After Lincoln, the most interesting person to serve as U.S. President of the United States.

42. Socrates: A Man for Our Times, Paul Johnson

One of our greatest historians, on the greatest philosopher. His mini-biographies of Darwin and Churchill are also excellent.

43. An Education for our Time, Josiah Bunting

A former VMI Superintendent offers a vision for an ideal college for leaders. (Interesting that it doesn't exactly look like VMI!)

44. Man's Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl

Written by a Nazi Death Camp survivor and existential psychiatrist, this book is very often ranked 2nd (after the Bible) on lists of "Books that have changed my life."

45. The World's Religions, Huston Smith

Read the chapters on Hinduism and Buddhism and then you will want to read the whole thing.

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