Summer reading picks and a book that's coming to the silver screen
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Summer is upon us, vaccinations are making travel safer, and you may be looking forward to getting some leisure reading done. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, host Lee Rawles shares some of the books she's read since our favorite reads of 2020 episode.
If you have your own favorite reads so far in 2021, send your recommendations to [email protected] with a brief description, and we may choose to highlight them on our social media.
We are also re-airing a 2017 interview we did with David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. A film adaptation of the book is currently in production, with Martin Scorcese directing and Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemmons and Lily Gladstone featured as actors.
Production was delayed by COVID-19, but filming has begun in earnest in Oklahoma near the sites of the murders outlined in the book, according to the Oklahoman.
Books Mentioned in the episode
- The Second World War, by Anthony Beevor
- D-Day : The Battle for Normandy, by Anthony Beevor
- In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox, by Carol Burnett
- Scottish Bookshop series, by Jenny Colgan
- Practical Magic, by Alice Hoffman
- The Premonition, by Michael Lewis
- The Romanovs: 1613-1918, by Simon Sebag Montefiore
- A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: A Cultural History of Murder in Ancient Rome, by Emma Southon
- Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942, by Ian W. Toll
- The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944, by Ian W. Toll
- Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945, by Ian W. Toll
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David Grann is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at the New Yorker magazine. He is the author of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, The Old Man & the Gun, White Darkness, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes and The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon.