Book Recommendations

Book Recommendations
by Dairyu Wenger

Hamilton
by Ron Chernow
Biography from which the Broadway play was adapted. Story of the Founding Fathers with their great aspirations and glaring faults, from the highest ideals to slavery. Well written. Who knew the past was so contemporary.

Inspector Chen Mysteries
by Qi Xiaolong
A modern Shanghi detective who is a poet and police detective. Inspector Chen is a combination of mystery, public critique and social conflict. It depicts a political system caught between history, human desires and high ideals. Well worth the effort.

Black Mountain
by Martin Duberman
The history of an intentional community and all its ups and downs. Charismatic leaders seeking a better life and all the joys and difficulties of people living together.