Ian Kershaw’s To Hell and Back: Europe 1914–1949: “Europe’s twentieth century was a century of war.”
Robert J. Avrech: Emmy Award winning screenwriter. Movie fanatic. Helplessly and hopelessly in love with my wife since age nine.
I usually read several few books at a time. I think I have a touch of ADD. Or maybe I’m just intellectually restless.
Because we live in Los Angeles where the sun shines almost every day of the week, I often sit in Casa Avrech’s patio eating lunch and reading.
Here’s a sample of the books I’m working on — and the lunches I eat.
Seraphic Secret follows a pretty rigid daily schedule. I stumble out of bed at 5AM and take a three-mile walk. Usually, I bop along to a music playlist on my iPhone, but for the past few days I’ve been listening to the audio version of Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Lincoln.” It’s a thrilling book that makes me realize how little I know about central portions of American history. For instance: General Ulysses S. Grant suffered such a severe migraine that he was late for his appointment with General Robert E. Lee at Appamattox Courthouse. Such details make this screenwriter’s heart race with excitement.