NEW YORK – Summertime has always been a time to read whether it's on the beach, in the park, or curled up in an air-conditioned room to escape the heat. In this tradition, several of our Fox News Channel reporters and anchors have made some summer reading recommendations.
These FNC bookworms have recommended reads that vary from lighthearted to practical and from historical works to books that help us understand a complex world.
Two Faces of Islam: The House of Sa'ud from Tradition to Terror by Stephen Schwartz
Asman writes about the book: There is so much confusion over what's going on in the Muslim world that we should all know a bit more about a world foreign to most of us.
The Two Faces of Islam, by Stephen Schwartz is about the best description of what Islam is, where it came from, and how it split, almost from the beginning between violent authoritarians and decent theocrats. Schwartz makes the case that by defeating the former and encouraging the latter, this may be the moment in time when the "three religions spawned by Abraham" can at last learn to live with each other peacefully. It's a wild hope considering what we've all been through. But consider the alternative.
Soldiers: Fighting Men's Lives, 1901-2001 by Philip Ziegler
E.D. Hill of Fox & Friends:
Recommends anything by the author, P.G. Wodehouse, especially Carry On, Jeeves
Greta Van Susteren:
Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial by Joseph E. Persico
I'm Back for More Cash: (Because You Can't Take Two Hundred Newspapers into the Bathroom) by Tony Kornheiser
Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life by Queen Noor
She Wins, You Win: The Most Important Rule Every Businesswoman Needs to Know by Gail Evans
And of course, don't forget the books written by members of the Fox family:
Bill O'Reilly's latest bestseller is The No Spin Zone: Confrontations With the Powerful and Famous in America. And if you haven't read it, check out The O'Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life. Also, Greta Van Susteren says she is saving the month of September for O'Reilly's upcoming book, Who's Looking Out for You Now? due out this fall.
Sean Hannity's Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism is also topping the book charts.