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

+-1998 - 2003

2003

The Hero’s Walk by Anita Ran Badimi
April 1865 by Jay Winik
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
Swimming Across by Andrew Grove
Wake Me When It’s Funny by Garry Marshall

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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