AUGUSTINE - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Brooks: Good books, Part II <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Brooks: Good books, Part II</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BROOKS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T06:00:02.937-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 06:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recently, I offered some of my favorite books, as possibilities for summer reading. The books of Part Two come in two baskets, which we’ll call Athens and Jerusalem. The Athens books fire external ambition; the Jerusalem books focus on the inner spirit. We’ll start the Athens basket with “The Peloponnesian War,” by Thucydides. In Homer, we see characters who are driven by a competitive desire to be excellent at something, to display their prowess and win eternal fame. This ambition drives Homeri...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href=""> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Tue, 27 May 2014 06:00:02 MDT