August 12, 2005
News & Opinion: History Never Repeats
In the current issue of Forbes, Caspar Weinberger recommends three books on American history:
- 1776 by David McCullough - "It is a chronical of the most important year and defining year in American history and, in the words of one critic, in 'the history of the modern world'."
- Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson - "[T]his biography is likely to become the standard by which other volumes on this extraordinary human being are judged."
- Andrew Jackson: A Life and Times by H.W. Brands (due Oct. 2005) - "...is sure to become the major Jackson biography."
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.