It’s easy to quote a funny line from a movie or share a meme, but if you want to up the quality standard on social media, look no further than these books. These books are filled with commentary on the world and its events.
1. Gerald R. Ford: An ordinary man: the surprising life and historic presidency of Gerald R. Ford
This book, a fascinating portrait of an often-overlooked president, is highly quoteable. It’s mainly to show that history repeats itself. This book is a fascinating portrait of a President who was largely overlooked. It’s quotable, if only to show that history repeats itself.
2. The Wager: a Tale of Shipwrecks, Mutinies and Murder
You can say WagerThis historical account about a famous wreck is not given enough credit. This is an amazing story that actually happened. It’s also thankfully light on the gory details.
3. Magic Words
An excellent bookshelf companion — quite literally in my case — to a similar book by Mark Batterson about words that open doors, this business-oriented look at persuasion and motivation is by one of my favorite authors. What makes this book so effective? What makes it so effective?
4. Black Bart: the True Story of Old West’s Most Famous Stagecoach Ripper
I can’t imagine what life was like in the Old West, but this book gave me a unique perspective based on detailed research. The Old West was known to be dangerous but reading this book about a gentlemanly bus robber makes you think it was chaotic and violent.
5. It’s the real work: The mystery of mastery
The one I love The New YorkerAdam Gopnik is one of my favorite writers. He has the ability to make insightful comments seem approachable, realistic and real. One of my favorite sections is about how he finally learned to drive after years riding a bicycle.
6. Battle of Ink and Ice, A Story of News Barons and North Pole Explorers and Modern Media
I don’t know of a book topic that would resonate with me better than this one. It’s the story of newspaper empires and their evolution, the search for the North Pole, and the people who were behind both adventures. It’s a brilliant and well-written epic.
7. World: A family history of Humanity
Saving the best for last, here’s a book that is bigger, more extensive, and heftier than two of the books on my list combined. It’s literally the story of the world, told through the lens of the people who made all of the headlines — dating back to the earliest human exploits.