• ON TOPIC   followed by   OFF TOPIC   followed by Selected Fiction Mr. Benson Likes to Read with parental ratings

    Second Treatise of Government, John Locke (124 pages, challenging at times, inspired our Founders)

    Bulletproof George Washington, David Barton (51 pages, easy reading stories, emphasizes religion in GW)

    The Founding Fathers,  edited by Joseph Ellis 

    Rise to Rebellion, Jeff Shaara (Historical-Fiction)

    The Glorious Cause, Jeff Shaara (Historical-Fiction, 618 pages, easy reading, a good way to learn history's story)

    Notes of Debates (Constitution Convention),  James Madison (FASCINATING! at times, sluggish at others, great insight into Founders)

    Killer Angels, Michael Shaar (Historical Fiction)

    What if? Randall Munroe (Science questions answered by a very smart, very funny writer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

    Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond (440 pages, easy read, theory explaining European dominance)