SUMMER READING SPECIAL: The World From the Beach With Carlos Lozada

Looking for nonfiction book recommendations to kick off your summer? In this annual episode, hosts Jim Lindsay and Bob McMahon join Washington Post book critic Carlos Lozada to discuss the books they’re reading, the books they’re looking forward to, and the books they’re packing with their towels for the next trip to the beach.

June 28, 2018 — 46:48 min
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James M. Lindsay

Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair Full Bio

Robert McMahon

Managing Editor Full Bio

Episode Guests

Carlos Lozada

Washington Post Nonfiction Book Critic

Show Notes

Looking for nonfiction book recommendations to kick off your summer? In this annual episode, hosts Jim Lindsay and Bob McMahon join Washington Post book critic Carlos Lozada to discuss the books they’re reading, the books they’re looking forward to, and the books they’re packing with their towels for the next trip to the beach.

Bob's Picks
Grant by Ron Chernow
Tailspin by Steven Brill
Lagos Noir edited by Chris Abani

Jim's Picks
The World America Made by Robert Kagan
Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 by Stephen Kotkin
Heat by Bill Buford

Carlos's Picks
A Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú
The List by Amy Siskind
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
The Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani
Beautiful Country Burn Again by Ben Fountain
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
The Journalist and the Murderer by Janet Malcolm
The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro

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