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Professor Gingrich on the Nation's 'Annihilating Capabilities'

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By Al Kamen
Monday, March 26, 2007

Ne wt Gingrich may not have had time to page through the 10-volume works of Abraham Lincoln while he was designing the "Contract With America" or running the House of Representatives. But now that he's just looking for solutions to all the nation's problems while mulling running for president, he's got plenty of time on his hands.

So here is Professor Gingrich's reading list, all titles the former speaker tossed out in a conversation last week with a group of Washington Post reporters and editors:

"Team of Rivals," by Doris Kearns Goodwin

"Revolutionary Wealth," by Alvin Toffler and Heidi Toffler

"Leadership," by Rudy Giuliani

"The Turnaround: How America's Top Cop Reversed the Crime Epidemic," by William Bratton and Peter Knobler

"Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," by Michael Lewis

"The Life of Andrew Jackson," by Robert V. Remini

"The Changing American Voter," by Norman H. Nie

"Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln," edited by John G. Nicolay and John Hay

"Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President," by Harold Holzer

And, of course: "Rediscovering God in America: Reflections on the Role of Faith in Our Nation's History and Future," by Newt Gingrich


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