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Discover President Doti's annual reading recommendations from 1993-2002.

+-1998 - 2002

2002

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie
The Death of Visnu
, Manil Suri
John Adams
, David McCullough
Eyewitness to Power:  The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton
, David Gergen
Half a Life
and A House for Mr. Biswas, V. S. Naipaul

2001

In the Heart of the Sea, Nathanial Philbrick
Waiting
, Ha Jin
The Soloist
, Mark Salzman
Another Life
, Michael Korda
German Boy, A Refugee’s Story
, Wolfgang W. E. Samuel

2000

The Color of Water, James McBride
Wild Swans:  Three Daughters of China
, Jung Chang
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
, Dave Eggers
Corelli’s Mandolin
, Louis DeBernieres

1999

Ship of Gold and the Deep Blue Sea, Gary Kinder
Sea Change:  Alone Across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat
, Peter Nichols
In Memory of the Forest
, Charles T. Powers
The Hutton Story
, Sir Eldon Griffiths, Roberta Lessor and Myron Yeager
Work in Progress
, Michael D. Eisner
Flory – Survival in the Valley of Death Holocaust 1940-45
, Flory A. Van Beek
Lindbergh
, A Scott Berg

1998

Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
The Book of Ruth
, Jane Hamilton
The Blue Afternoon
, William Boyd
Crime and Punishment
, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Personal History
, Katharine Graham

+-1993-1997

1997

The Liar’s Club, Mary Karr
Angela’s Ashes
, Frank McCourt
A Civil Action
, Jonathan Harr
The Defiant
, Shalom Yoram

1996

A Shot in the Heart, Mikal Gilmore
The Home
, Richard McKenzie
All God’s Dangers
, Theodore Rosengarten
Without Armor
, James Hilton

1995

The Guns of August, Barbara Tuckman
On the Origins of War and Peace
, Donald Kagan
A Lesson before Dying
, Ernest J. Gaines
Coming of Age in Mississippi
, Anne Moody
The Moonstone
and The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

1994

Middlemarch, George Elliott
A Confederacy of Dunces
, John Kennedy Toole
Moonstone
, Wilkie Collins
A House for Mr. Biswas
, V. S. Naipaul
Always Running
, Luis J. Rodriguez
King Lear
, William Shakespeare

1993

Truman, David McCullough
All the Pretty Horses
, Cormac McCarthy
Much Ado about Nothing
and Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare

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