Stephen Buckley’s List

  • Paul Scott’s “The Raj Quartet”
  • David Nasaw’s biography of William Randolph Hearst, “The Chief”
  • Christopher Hitchens’s “Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man”
  • Eric Jaffe’s “The King’s Best Highway”
  • Frank Langella’s memoir, “Dropped Names”
  •  “Collected Stories” of Roald Dahl
  • Ellin Stein’s History of the National Lampoon, “That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick”
  • Hiram Maxim’s autobiography, “My Life” (he invented the Maxim gun in the 1880s, providing Hilaire Belloc with the couplet “Whatever happens, we have got / The Maxim Gun, and they have not”)
  • Edna O’Brien’s memoir, “Country Girl”;
  • John Keegan’s biography of Churchill,“Winston Churchill”
  • Bill Bryson’s biography of Shakespeare, “Shakespeare”
  • George H.W. Bush’s collection of letters, “All the Best.”

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