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Top Ten Books of 2020

Here are the ten best books I read in 2020. The are listed in the order I read them. You can see my entire reading list here.

Escape from Rome by Walter Scheidel

Rome fell, and that’s a good thing.

Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization by Samuel Gregg

The uneasy relationship between Athens and Jerusalem.

The Great and Holy War by Philip Jenkins

The religious underpinnings of World War One.

Dreams of El Dorado by H.W. Brands

A fascinating history of the American West.

The Cross of Christ by John Stott

A classic, must read book for all Christians.

The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler

The essential elements of storytelling.

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.

Science fiction and philosophy, masterfully crafted.

Operation Chastise by Max Hastings

One of the little-known secret operations of World War Two.

Ideas Have Consequences by Richard M. Weaver

If you only read one of these books, read this one.

A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell

A female spy with a wooden leg who bedeviled the Nazis in wartime France.


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    1. I thought about it, but decided just to go with the link to the entire list at the top. Lots of good books there, and it was hard to pick just ten.

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