TWNW Presents: Back-to-School Reading Special

TWNW Presents: Back-to-School Reading Special

Afghan boys reading inside a mobile library bus in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mohammad Ismail/Reuters
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In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Carla Anne Robbins to discuss the books they’ve recently loved, the books they’re looking forward to reading, and the books they’re reading for fun.

Read more about Jim, Bob, and Carla’s picks on Jim’s blog, The Water’s Edge.

Jim’s Picks

Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945–1975 by Max Hastings

President's of War by Michael Beschloss

A Legacy of Spies: A Novel by John le Carré

Bob’s Picks

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide by Tony Horwitz

This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality by Peter Pomerantsev

Carla’s Picks

Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer

The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un by Anna Fifield

Berlin Noir: March Violets; The Pale Criminal; A German Requiem by Philip Kerr

Havana Gold: The Havana Quartet by Leonardo Padura

James M. Lindsay

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

Robert McMahon

Managing Editor

Carla Anne Robbins

Adjunct Senior Fellow