[PW] Reading recommendations for a 19yr old

Gillian Wiseman gillianw at wacotx.gov
Tue Apr 10 06:57:55 PDT 2018

He might also enjoy some older Science Fiction - Heinlein comes to mind - Rolling Stones; Have Space Suit, Will Travel, etc... even Starship Troopers.

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From: Project-wombat [mailto:project-wombat-bounces at lists.project-wombat.org] On Behalf Of Andersen, Patricia M. (SDSM&T)
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2018 9:47 AM
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Some "oldies" that he might enjoy.  Horatio Alger's "go west young man" stories.  Or the Tom Swift stories.  Both have young males going out and making good.


Patty Andersen
Library Director
Devereaux Library, SDSM&T
501 E. Saint Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
(605) 394-1255 - Office
Patricia.Andersen at sdsmt.edu

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From: Project-Wombat-FM [mailto:project-wombat-fm-bounces at lists.project-wombat.org] On Behalf Of Stacey Marien
Sent: Saturday, April 7, 2018 11:54 AM
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Subject: [PW] Reading recommendations for a 19yr old

Hello Wombats

I have a friend who has asked me for book recommendations for her 19 year old son - here is her description

 Looking for books about good role models, people who were smart and figured things out and did the work and became a success (the son is already an entrepreneur) - no emotionally distraught stuff.  He liked News of the World (because the Old man was calm and just got the job done) and Andre Agassi's autobiography.  He doesn't want to read about histrionics, self-doubt or whining.

So I think feel good, little guy makes big stories - any suggestions?  I have no idea where to begin since I pretty much just read mysteries!

Thanks for any help


Stacey Marien
Acquisitions Librarian
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Library Technical Services
Spring Valley - Room 148
Washington, DC 20016
smarien at american.edu<mailto:smarien at american.edu>

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