Last week we conducted an extensive interview with prodigious columnist and author George Will on his new book, “A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred,” as well as on 2016, immigration and the state of America more broadly.

Mr. Will also provided TheBlaze Books [Facebook, Twitter] with some reading recommendations, including the three books that he believes every American should read.

Below are the three titles he selected:

1. The Federalist Papers by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay

The Federalist Papers

 

The Federalist Papers lay out in great detail the major arguments for, and rationale behind, the U.S. Constitution. As we have written about before, the Anti-Federalist Papers are also highly valuable in representing the counter-arguments to the U.S. Constitution as conceived by the Federalists.

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy in America

de Tocqueville, a French observant of America, discerned with perhaps more clarity than any other the elements that made America an exceptional nation. It also expressed in no uncertain terms the great benefits of, but potential dangers inherent in a democracy.

3. A very good biography (and there are a number of them) on Abraham Lincoln

There are dozens books on Abraham Lincoln on the market, with numerous recommendation lists to peruse, including those from: