Favorite Books

Fiction Top 10

  • An Honest Spy (Andreas Kollender)
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky (Mark Sullivan)
  • Cider House Rules (John Irving)
  • Dances with Wolves (Michael Blake)
  • Johnny Tremain (Esther Forbes)
  • My Brother Sam is Dead (James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier)
  • Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
  • The Book Thief (Markus Zuzak)
  • The English Patient (Michael Ondaajte)
  • The Killer Angels (Michael Shaara)

Others Under Consideration - Fiction

  • A Separate Peace (John Knowles)
  • Code Talker (Joseph Bruchac)
  • North and South (John Jakes)
  • The Chosen (Chiam Potok)
  • The Crucible (Arthur)

Nonfiction Top 12

  • 1774 (Mary Beth Norton)
  • Days of Darkness: The Gettysburg Civilians (G.W. Williams)
  • Dead Wake (Larson)
  • Devil in the White City (Larson)
  • Hiroshima (John Hersey)
  • In the Garden of Beasts (Larson)
  • Isaac's Storm (Larson)
  • Manhunt (James L. Swanson)
  • Night (Elie Wiesel)
  • Revolutionary Characters (Gordon S. Wood)
  • The Lusitania (Greg King and Penny Wilson)
  • Voices of the Civil Way (Richard Wheeler)

Others Under Consideration - Nonfiction

  • 1776 (McCullough)
  • American Gospel (John Meacham)
  • Lincoln at Gettysburg (Garry Wills)
  • Reveille in Washington (Margaret Leech)
  • Revolutionary Summer (Ellis)
  • Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, June–July 1863 (Foote)
  • The Arsenal of Democracy (A.J. Baime)
  • The First Conspiracy (Brad Meltzer)
  • The Last Stand (Philbrick)
  • The Sunflower
  • Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand)

Favorite Movies

Top 15

  • Apollo 13
  • Bride of the River Kwai
  • Dances with Wolves
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Glory
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hamilton
  • Lincoln
  • Midway
  • National Treasure
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Schindler's List
  • The English Patient
  • The Last Emperor
  • Tora, Tora, Tora

Others Under Consideration

  • Cider House Rules
  • The Eagle Has Landed
  • Guns of Navarone
  • Hidden Figures
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Seabiscuit
  • Secretariat
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • The Conspiracy
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
  • The King's Speech
  • The Right Stuff
  • War Horse