Nov 6

CJ Mahaney’s Christmas Book List 2013

2013 at 9:15 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Book and Music Reviews

As my kids keep reminding me, the holidays are just around the corner. To give you plenty of time to shop for Christmas, here is our eighth annual list of CJ’s book recommendations. I’m so excited about all of these new books, I might only put books on my Christmas list this year. Enjoy!

The Guns At Last Light: The War in Western Europe (1944-1945) by Rick Atkinson

The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

Storm Kings: The Untold History of America’s First Tornado Chasers by Lee Sandlin

Frozen In Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

Unsinkable: The Full Story of the RMS Titanic by Daniel Allen Butler

Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural by Ronald C White Jr.

A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II by Adam Makos

God’s Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America by Larry Eskridge

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship by Colin Duriez

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill Defender Of The Realm 1940-1965 by William Manchester and Paul Reid

Dinner with Churchill: Policy Making At The Dinner Table by Cita Stelzer

Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever by Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O’Connell

Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

The Mystery of Courage by William Ian Miller

Letters From Mississippi; Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers & Freedom School Poetry of the 1964 Freedom Summer ed. by Elizabeth Martinez

The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Letter Writing by Philip Hensher

Gettysburg: The Last Invasion by Allen C. Guelzo