Friday, June 15, 2007

Tina Brown's list

Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and the author of a new biography of Princess Diana, The Diana Chronicles, contributed "The List" -- of "some of her favorite recent reads" -- to the The Week magazine.

One of her titles:
The Tyrannicide Brief by Geoffrey Robertson

An absorbing portrait of a hitherto forgotten figure in British history, John Cooke, the heroic lawyer who was selected by Parliament in 1649 to prosecute the trial of Charles I. Cooke righted British democracy, then paid for his courage with his life.
Read about the other books to make Brown's list.

--Marshal Zeringue