Just finished Writer At War by Anthony Beevor, which features the WW2 war correspondence of Vasily Grossman who probably wrote the single best Russian novel of the 20th century, Life And Fate. Currently got War and Peace by Tolstoy on deck (bought it three years ago and still haven't read it), the Autobiography of an Unknown Indian by Nirad Chaudhuri and Baburnama, the memoirs of Emperor Babur who established the Mughal dynasty in India. Also dipping into What It Takes: The Road To The White House by Richard Ben Cramer. It profiles some of the candidates involved in 1988 presidential election (Bush I, Dole, Dukakis, Hart, Biden and Gephardt) and takes you through 1,000 pages of the entire race.
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1/29/08 at 12:37pm