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Jon Snyder's favorite books

American Aurora by Richard N. Rosenfeld

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray, 1996

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, 1838

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara Tuchman, 1978

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond, 1997

Saints and Strangers by George F. Willison, 1945

The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law by Robert H. Bork, 1990

Witness by Whitaker Chambers, 1952

The Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson - Army at Dawn (2002), The Day of Battle, The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (2007), and The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (2013).

Iliad (1997) and Odyssey (2000) by Homer, translated by Stanley Lombardo (Professor of Classics at the University of Kansas).

Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution by Joel Richard Paul (2009).

Galileo by J.L. Heilbron (2010).

Code Talker by Chester Nez with Judith Schiess Avila (2011).

Mary Chesnut’s Civil War, edited by C. Vann Woodward.