5 books that remind us where Veterans Day came from

Never forget. With the 100th anniversary of what was then called The Great War (no one thought we could possibly do it again, but we sure showed them…), it’s a good time to review what led us there, as well as how terrible the war was. Here are a few books to get you started. Share other books on World War One in the comments. 1. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Written from the perspective of a German soldier in the last year of the…

Utah Politico Summer Reading: Senator Todd Weiler

It’s not too late to start a new book. And if you need a good idea or two, here are a few that Utah’s politicos are reading.  This is the tenth in a series on what Utah’s politicians have on their summer reading lists. Senator Todd Weiler represents Utah Senate 23, which covers parts of both Salt Lake and Davis Counties, and lives in Woods Cross. Todd Weiler’s Summer Reading One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson Amazon summary: The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Babe Ruth was closing…

Utah Politico Summer Reading: Rep. John Knotwell

It’s not too late to start a new book. And if you need a good idea or two, here are a few that Utah’s politicos are reading.  This is the ninth in a series on what Utah’s politicians have on their summer reading lists. Representative John Knotwell represents Utah’s 52nd District and lives in Herriman. He acknowledged that it sounded like “smart sounding” but promised it was legit…and wished he could match State Auditor John Dougall’s (forthcoming).