Brian T. Gannon’s Must-Read List


The five books that could change your life.


No. 1 – “The Great Bridge” by David McCullough      

McCullough tells the compelling narrative of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in the late 19th Century, including a wonderfully-detailed account of the political climate and public perception that threatened the successful completion of the project.

No. 2 – “Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett 

Follett fictionalizes the building of a Gothic cathedral in 12th century England against the backdrop of war, religious conflict and political loyalties. It is an enthralling story of good versus evil.  

No. 3 – “The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara

Shaara’s book brings to life the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of the Union and Confederate leaders of the battle. The story explains the perspectives of those who debated whether the Civil War was fought over slavery or over state’s rights.

No. 4 – “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson                  

Larson dramatizes the events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair with a focus on the architectural advancements of Daniel H. Burnham and the exploits of serial killer H.H. Holmes. It is an enthralling non-fiction book that reads like a novel.

No. 5 – “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey

Kesey tells a disturbing, but often humorous tale of patients in a psychiatric hospital whose rebelliousness and individualism are spurred on by protagonist R.P. McMurphy and crushed by the rigid Nurse Ratched. The story provides thought-provoking insight on authority and defiance.

Brian T. Gannon is an attorney with Reminger, Co. LPA. He fosuces his practice on medical malpractice, health care law and dental liability.

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