Ron Fournier is a business executive and former journalist. Until 2018, he was the publisher and editor of Crain’s Detroit Business. Previously he worked at Atlantic Magazine and the National Journal and as Washington bureau chief at the Associated Press until leaving in June 2010.
17 books on the list
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From award-winning, New York Times bestselling historian Adam Hochschild, a fast-paced, revelatory new account of a pivotal but neglected period in American history: World War I and its stormy aftermath, when bloodshed and repression on the home front nearly doomed American democracy.The nation was on the brink. Angry mobs burned Black churches to ...
This book is a chilling reminder of how history echoes, and in times of change like these, fear & hate are powerful political forces. – source
A scathing history of twenty-five years of Republican attempts to hold on to political power by any means necessary, by a hugely popular Washington Post political columnistIn 1994, more than 300 Republicans under the command of obstructionist and rabble-rouser Congressman Newt Gingrich stood outside the U.S. Capitol to sign the Contract with Americ...
“All I know is that after reading ‘The Destructionists,’ I needed a drink.” ~ Christoper Buckley on @Milbank’s must-read book – source
The shocking, definitive account of the 2020 election and the first year of the Biden presidency by two New York Times reporters, exposing the deep fissures within both parties as the country approaches a political breaking point.This is the authoritative account of an eighteen-month crisis in American democracy that will be seared into the country...
.@jmartNYT & @alexburnsNYT managed not just to write a campaign book, but to write a compelling and sweeping work of history. Well done, gents. – source
Also recommended byMaggie Haberman
This gift from @pepinosuave is the single best book on #journalism I’ve ever read — relentless research, deeply embedded reporting, and aggressively patient listening. Must read for anybody who calls themself a reporter. – source
Also recommended byTim O’Reilly
From an accomplished journalist, this illuminating chronicle of the trials, tribulations, and triumph of Zingerman’s—a beloved, $70 million-dollar Michigan-based gourmet food store with global reach—is “thoughtful reading for foodies and entrepreneurs” (Kirkus Reviews).Certain businesses are legendary, exerting immense influence in their field. Zin...
“Satisfaction Guaranteed: How Zingerman's Built a Corner Deli Into a Global Food Community” — a must-read a book by @MickiMaynard. – source
Fathers, sons, and sports are enduring themes of American literature. Here, in this fresh and moving account, a son returns to his native South to spend a special autumn with his ninety-five-year-old dad, sharing the unique joys, disappointments, and life lessons of Saturdays with their beloved Ole Miss Rebels. After growing up in Jackson, Stuart S...
@stuartpstevens @OleMissFB Great book – source
The definitive biography of the fiercely vigilant and politically astute First Lady who shaped one of the most consequential presidencies of the 20th century: Nancy Reagan.The made-in-Hollywood marriage of Ronald and Nancy Reagan is more than a love story—it’s the partnership that made him president. Of the pair, Nancy was the one with the sharper ...
3/ “She will once again lay down beside the man who was the love of her life. The one she loved until the end of her days.” Boom. Amazing book for so many reasons — but no more than this love. Thank you for sharing their story, rising above politics to the heart of life’s quest. – source
Nice to see @jonkarl on @Morning_Joe discussing his book on the former President Trump — a must read – source
On page 352 of her extraordinary book, “Caste,” Isabel Wilkerson quotes Taylor Branch: “If people were given a choice between democracy and whiteness, how many would choose whiteness?” And then, more than ever, the Trump presidency made sense to me. – source
Also recommended byBarack ObamaPreet BhararaAnthony ScaramucciChristine CaineBradley WhitfordRoger BennettTrevor NcubeTim WiseLisa BloomVictor Asemota5 others
One of my favorite things to do in the northern #Michigan woods is to stop on the Au Sable river with a cigar and this beautiful book that I keep in the glove box of my atv. Among other things, it’s taught me to hear the trees (no shit) – source
Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth by The Washington Post Fact Checker Staff
Grace from the Rubble by Jeanne Bishop
Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Once in a Great City by David Maraniss
Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle