Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nine of the best books featuring notorious figures

The Christian Science Monitor culled nine of the best books featuring notorious figures from Thomas Craughwell's Great Books for every Book Lover.

One title on the list:
The Politics of Rage: George Wallace and the Transformation of American Politics, by Dan T. Carter

In the 1960’s, an ambitious Alabama governor – who would later run for US president – saw an opportunity to use pre-existing racial divisions to his advantage. According to Carter, George Wallace ran on a platform that catered to the fears of the emerging – and oft overlooked – white middle class, and introduced heavy criticism of the federal government into the modern conservative discourse.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue