Understanding America: The new immigrant’s reading list
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More serious suggestions (as the fireworks start popping!):

  • The Autobiography of Malcom X (as told to Alex Haley)
  • John Adams (the McCullough bio)
  • American Theocracy by Kevin Phillips (looking remarkably prescient these days)
  • The Great Gatsby (cliche, but short+poignant)
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz’ treatise on immigration and nerd-dom)
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