I’ve previously suggested Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin as an excellent, and in some ways very very different, biography of Lyndon Johnson. As I then noted, I’ve been reading about, shall we say, other, presidents. Not a lot, just a little, for sanity’s sake.
Anyway, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream is currently available in Kindle format for 2.99, which is a great deal on a top notch book. I assume this is for a limited time.
And, as long as I’m pointing out one cheap book, have a look at this:
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
Anthill: A Novel
Winner of the 2010 Heartland Prize, Anthill follows the thrilling adventures of a modern-day Huck Finn, enthralled with the “strange, beautiful, and elegant” world of his native Nokobee County. But as developers begin to threaten the endangered marshlands around which he lives, the book’s hero decides to take decisive action. Edward O. Wilson—the world’s greatest living biologist—elegantly balances glimpses of science with the gripping saga of a boy determined to save the world from its most savage ecological predator: man himself.
I bring this up now because the Kindle version is, at the moment, two bucks! A tiny price to pay for a big novel about tiny ants.
Darwin’s Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution explores the explorations of Wallace, Huxley, Darwin and Hooker. You don’t see this in one book, and it is all very important and, for the moment, cheap at twice the price.
I’ve never read The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World but I hear it is popular among cat lovers.
Bonus book: Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War is about what was going on in the Bush White House that ultimately lead, as the title indicates, to the Great Land War in Asia that Trump is now about to escalate. Not science but I figured you might be interested.