NYPC Recommends: Books Worth Your Time

Each month, the New York Press Club will solicit book recommendations from its members.  Here are the latest recommendations.

Commander In Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump by Rick Reilly, former Sports Illustrated writer and ESPN reporter.  From the author, “This latest book about Trump, though, rose out of the sheer gall he had to tell people he’d won 18 club championships, when I knew he faked most of those. How did I know? He told me! (Liars have a hard time keeping all their lies straight.)”

How To Read the Constitution and Why  by Kim Wehle, former Assistant US Attorney, law professor and legal analyst for CBS News. From the publisher: An insightful, urgent, and perennially relevant handbook that lays out in common sense language how the United States Constitution works, and how its protections are eroding before our eyes—essential reading for anyone who wants to understand and parse the constantly breaking news about the backbone of American government.

The Point of it All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors by Charles Krauthammer.  From Amazon: Created and compiled by Charles Krauthammer before his death, The Point of It All is a powerful collection of the influential columnist’s most important works. Spanning the personal, the political and the philosophical, it includes never-before-published speeches and a major new essay about the effect of today’s populist movements on the future of global democracy. Edited and with an introduction by the columnist’s son, Daniel Krauthammer, it is the most intimate and profound book yet by the legendary writer and thinker.

The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels by Jon Meacham. From Amazon: While the American story has not always—or even often—been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even in the gloomiest of times. In this inspiring book, Meacham reassures us, “The good news is that we have come through such darkness before”—as, time and again, Lincoln’s better angels have found a way to prevail.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore.  From Amazon: “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.

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