Summer Reading for the Aspen Ideas Festival

June 10, 2013  • Institute Contributor

We’re looking forward to summer—the time for Aspen Ideas Festival and an opportunity to update our reading list. The two converge in the Festival’s lineup of book talks with well-known authors throughout the week (June 26 to July 2).

See below for our suggestions for your summer reading list, and check back later in the season to watch our conversations with the authors. Connect with us on Goodreads to join ongoing book conversations, see our most recent book talks, and receive reading recommendations year-round.

The Institute’s Recommended Summer Reading

Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology  The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future  On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good  Why Romney Lost
The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans  Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century: A Middle Way Between West and East  Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else  My Dream of Stars: From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer
The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom  Lincoln Unbound  Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order  The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character  Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era  Tell Me the Truth, Doctor: Easy-to-Understand Answers to Your Most Confusing and Critical Health Questions  Red Flags or Red Herrings?: The Telltale Signs That Predict Your Child's Future
The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent

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