• Name: Mr. MelansonSubject: English 11Email: James.Melanson@wcsdny.org phone: 845 897-6700 ext 30079Best times to contact me are the following: period 3 (8:53 to 9:42) period 5 (11:35 to 12:03) What I read this summer Killing Lincoln When I was in 8th grade I visited the Ford Theatre.  It made a huge impression on me, and I am very interested in all the details.  Killing Jesus This book was recommended by my co teacher.  It gives an historical perspective of the man. Killing Patton I read this because my father served under Patton during the Battle of the Bulge as an engineer.  He was a 90 day wonder.  They needed officers very badly and was trained in 90 days to be a captain.  On page 181 the pontoon bridges my father made with his men were mentioned.  We have an 8mm movie of the engineers making a bridge that allowed the Allies to cross the many rivers in Germany very quickly. Killing Kennedy  When I was 6 my mother took me to see JFK give a campaign speech in 1960.  I was very close to him as he pressed the flesh shaking hands and I was pused up against his limousine by the crowd. The Mockingbird Next Door This was a very interesting look at Harper Lee from the viewpoint of a journalist who moved next door to Ms. Lee. A Cruel and Shocking Act This is about the Warren commission and their investigation of the Kennedy assassination.  Go Set a Watchman  This is the sequel that was written before Mockingbird.  There are a few surprises  to major characters twenty years later. To Kill a Mockingbird is on many greatest lists including on the top ten most influential books number two after the Bible.