3 Most Influential Books of Delaware Governor Jack Markell

Governor Jack Markell's Recommended Reading List

Delaware Governor Jack Markell shares the thought provoking books that have helped influence his life. Check out his recommended reading list:


Freedom at Midnight: The Epic Drama of India’s Struggle for Independence by Larry Collins & Dominique Lapierre

Freedom at Midnight - Cover “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.” – Jawahar Lal Nehru Get your copy of Freedom at Midnight here!


The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover

The Poisonwood Bible - One of Governor Jack Markell's Most Influential Books

“Literature duplicates the experience of living in a way that nothing else can, drawing you so fully into another life that you temporarily forget you have one of your own. That is why you read it, and might even sit up in bed till dawn, throwing your whole tomorrow out of whack, simply to find out what happens to some people — you know perfectly well — are made up.” – Barbara Kingslover

Get your copy of The Poisonwood Bible here!

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities - Cover“Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.” – Charles Dickens Get your copy of A Tale of Two Cities here!

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