Great Books to Read!
Welcome to Mr. Johnson's booklist page. Reading is key to learning and academic success. The more we read, the more we learn!!! Here are a list of some great books I have read in the past. Some are more challenging than others to read but most are historic in nature and hard to put down! Hope you enjoy!
Mr. Johnson's Recommended Books
10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed Americaby Steven M. Gillon Year Published: AverageGreat book about lesser known events that unexpectedly changed our country's history for ever.
A Walk in the Woodsby Bill Bryson Year Published: Easy ReadingA hilarious book which chronicles the adventures of two old college buddies who try to walk the Appalachian Trail. Very funny and easy reading!
Flags of Our Fathersby Bill Bradley Year Published: AverageGreat book which details the battle for Mt. Sirabachi on Iwo Gima. WWII flagraisers tour the United States with unwanted label of "heroes."
Flyboysby Bill Bradley Year Published: AverageAnother great book by Bill Bradley that details the battle for the Pacific Island of ChiChi Gima. Bradley gives a graphic description of the events before and after the WWII battle.
Gods and Generalsby Jeff Shaara Year Published: Easy ReadingThe first part of the trilogy which outlines the beginning events of the Civil War through the Spring of 1863. Shaara gives a great description of the battles of Antietam,Fredricksburg, and Chancellorsville
Killer Angelsby Michael Shaara Year Published: Easy ReadingJeff Shaara's father started the trilogy with this great story of the monumental, three-day Battle of Gettysburg.
Manhunt: The Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln's Killerby James L. Swanson Year Published: ChallengingDetails the twelve day chase for John Wilkes Booth in April of 1865.
Mayflowerby Nathan Philbrick Year Published: ChallengingTells the real story of the historic transatlantic journey back in 1620. Also details the troubled early years at Plymouth colony and King Phillips's war.
The Last Full Measureby Jeff Shaara Year Published: Easy ReadingAn amazing, fictional account of the Civil War from the last hours of Gettysburg to Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Shaara puts the readers in the minds of the key players of the war as they made critical decisions that would forever change our nation! Other books in the series include "Gods and Generals" and "Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara.