Ten Books that every American should Read

Upton Sinclair, The Jungle

The plight of an immigrant family in early 20th Century America

Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

Influential treatise on how to obtain and maintain power

George Orwell, 1984

Perhaps the most powerful novel I've ever read

Plato, The Republic

Philosophical discourse on society and state

J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Give me Holden over any of today's over-Mtv'd kids

Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

A tale of youth, friendship, and their perils and triumphs

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Is today's social engineering any different than Huxley's genetically engineered world?

George Orwell, Animal Farm

Delightful tale parodying the rivalry between Stalin and Trotsky

Micheal Herr, Dispatches

An intense depiction of the Vietnam War as witnessed by a writer

John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Life in these here United States wasn't always easy

A Few More...

Eric Hoffer, The True Believer

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Sinclair Lewis, Elmer Gantry

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird