Re: What book(s) are you reading right now?
Finished up reading His Excellency by Joseph Ellis last month.
Did an amazing job of Humanizing George Washington, which isn't an easy thing. Showed how he battled with setting his slaves free. How his hatred for the British was fueled by some slights early in life, and how strong his pride was.
The book however, is not flattering in the slightest toward Thomas Jefferson or James Madison.
It was my favorite type of history novel, an academic piece that told a story, I plowed thru it quickly because it was an easy read.
Just also finished up Titan by Ron Chernow, a story about John D. Rockefeller. Spends quite a bit of time talking about how Rockefeller's relationship with his corrupt and shady father set up the duality of Rockefeller as a man in life. Pious and hidden at home, the exact opposite of his father, yet ruthless in business. Interesting introspective piece. Drags a bit at times, but Rockefeller's personal life was interesting, in a car wreck sort of manner.
Just cracked open Conrad Black's bio of FDR, which is a 1000+ page monster. Should take me a good while.