The Scolai

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Top Ten Books of 2006

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All my life I have been a voracious reader. Along with a daily diet of several newspapers, magazines, online columns and blogs; I manage to read 50-60 books a year. I read mostly Biographies and History, with a few True Crime books and Novels thrown in for good measure. I would love to do more, but family and work commitments keep me from indulging myself any further. 

In no particular order, here are the 10 books I most enjoyed in 2006: 

1.)    Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence, of AMERICA’S MOST POWERFUL MAFIA FAMILIES

(Selwyn Raab) 

2.)    Blood and Thunder (Hampton Sides)

3.)    Johnny Cash The Biography (Michael Streissguth)

4.)    Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster (T.J. English)

5.) The Iliad (Homer)

6.)   Freedom: Credos From The Road (Sonny Barger)

7.)   An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy 1917-1963 (Robert Dallek)

8.)  The Claddagh Ring: Ireland’s Cherished Symbol of Friendship, Loyalty, and Love (Malachy McCourt)

9.)   A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)

10.)  The Tao of Willie (Willie Nelson with Turk Pipkin)




Written by thescolai

January 24, 2007 at 10:27 am

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