Bush suggests literature, from Bible to historical thriller

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Posted: May 28, 2015 4:27 PM

LANSING, Michigan (AP) — Jeb Bush is taking a break from questions about health care, immigration and Middle East policy to toss off some of his memorable reads, during a visit to Michigan.

At a town hall meeting at Emergent, a biomedical company, employee Clayt Robinson asked the likely Republican presidential candidate to name one book he should read this year.

The well-read Bush said, "Wow," and quickly compiled a short list that included the Bible's New Testament. Bush says that's good for getting your life centered.

He went on to name what he called "nerdy" social science works, and capped the list with Erik Larson's 2005 book "The Devil in the White City," which he called "spectacular." Larson's nonfiction best-seller is about the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and a series of coinciding murders.