James M. Lindsay
Elizabeth N. Saunders
In this special edition, CFR.org 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.
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
Pumpkin Flowers: A Soldier’s Story, by Matti Friedman
Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World, by David Maraniss
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
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