The World Next Week: Summer Reading Special

The World Next Week: Summer Reading Special

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In this special edition, Managing Editor Robert McMahon, CFR's Director of Studies Jim Lindsay and Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow Elizabeth Saunders start off the summer with a list of books that they will be reading in the weeks ahead. Listen in for recommendations from their reading lists.


Elizabeth's books:

Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World, by Bethany Albertson and Shana Kushner Gadarian

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars, by Nathalia Holt

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly

Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years, by Thomas Mallon

Robert's books:

Pumpkin Flowers: A Soldier’s Story, by Matti Friedman 

One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment, by Mei Fong 

Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World, by David Maraniss

Jim's books:

Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam, by Fredrik Logevall

The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, by Mary Norris 

James M. Lindsay

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

Elizabeth N. Saunders

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, and Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

Robert McMahon

Managing Editor