Essential Reading: Books to elevate your outlook

“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.” — Anna Quindlen

In this 11th edition of the annual Essential Reading feature, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering faculty and staff members again recommend books they believe can guide, enlighten, inspire and broaden the horizons of college students.

Within these selected works is compelling reading that provides advice on finding paths to more profound views of life and the world, routes to rewarding careers, and valuable insights into political, economic, historical and cultural forces that have shaped today’s world.

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