When I was up in Newport a few weekends ago, I was recommended (and given) a book called "Legacy: A Biography of Moses and Walter Annenberg". I promised I'd read it, mostly because the person who gave it me said the book was absolutely wonderful. So I got back to CT, started reading it, and was hooked.
I never thought a biography of two (until now) random people would actually teach me something. The book really got me thinking about struggles and successes in the US and all the other cheesy stuff about opportunity and what have you, so it only seems fitting that I finish the book on Independence Day.
The Annenbergs are a family that really went from nothing to something and to give away much of the book would rob it of its allure. To give you all a bit of background, the book delves into the struggles of Moses and then transitions to the life of Walter, in a sort of passing of the torch moment. I'd say the book starts out fast, slows down some in the middle (at that passing of the torch moment), and then gets better and better until the end.
So would I recommend it? Certainly! The book is worth a read - but be warned, it took me much longer than usual to read through the 500+ pages, so make sure you budget a lot of time. Happy readings!