1. The Colonel: The Life and Legend of Robert R. McCormick, 1880-1955, by Richard Norton Smith.
2. Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt, by David McCullough.
These are both interesting and fun reads, in this election year. McCormick was the oddball publisher of the Chicago Tribune, who never quite overcame his peculiar family life, while Roosevelt was just about as odd and equally affected by his family.
Also, I read from cover to cover (but for the poetry, AND including the sideways cartoons) the latest edition of Waldo's Own Virginia Quarterly Review, some 200 pages or more. Does that count on the 50-book challenge, I wonder?
I also read Victory Square, by Olen Steinhauer, which was a bit of a mistake, since it was the fifth in a series of five, not having read 1, 2, 3, and 4.