As host of The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell and a mainstay of the long-running (and deeply mourned) The McLaughlin Group, Lawrence O'Donnell has forged a career out of nuanced commentary, and in an increasingly shrill arena, his thoughtful and measured approach is a welcome throwback, regardless of which side of the aisle you sit. With his new book, Playing with Fire, O'Donnell takes on what was perhaps the most contentious presidential election in our nation's history, where the old rule book went out the window and everything seemed to go sideways, sweeping the Democrats out of the White House and leaving the party in ruins.
That's right: 1968.
It won't be surprising that history and politics highlight his reading list. See his picks below, and look here for the latest celebrity favorites.