These are some of the books I’ve read or are on my nightstand to read based on recommendations. It is a digital bookshelf that will grow with time and discovery. Tapping the title for any book will whisk you to the book on Amazon’s Smile program where, if you reside in America, you can choose to have a small percentage of your purchases be donated to The 70273 Project. It costs you only a few keyboard clicks to opt in to support The 70273 Project this way, and the products don’t cost you any more than they would otherwise.

Monthly book chats take place around our Facebook Campfire (Facebook Group), and those selections are noted.

Know of other books that ought to be on this bookshelf? Let me know.


A Smile as Big as the Moon by Mike Kersjes

Agnes’s Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meaning of Madness by Gail A. Holstein

An Unexpected Life: A Mother and Son’s Story of Love, Determination, Autism, and Art by Debra Chwast

Being the OtherOne: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister Who Has Special Needs edited by Kate Strohm

Educated by Tara Westover

Entwined: Sisters and Secrets in the Silent World of Judith Scott by Joyce Wallace Scott

Girl With a Star-Spangled Heart: Based on a True Story of Character and Courage by Elaine Fields Smith

I Only Wanted to Live: The Struggle of a Boy to Survive the Holocaust by Arie Tamir

Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound edited by Catherine Morris and Matthew Higgs

Metamorphosis: The Fiber Art of Judith Scott by John R. MacGregor

Night by Ellie Weisel

Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott DVD directed by Betsy Bayha

Riding the Bus with My Sister by Rachel Simon

The Seamstress by Sara Tuval Bernstein (70273 Book Club Selection)

Wesselhoeft: Traded to the Enemy by Shirley Anderson Wesselhoeft and Adolf “Wes” Wesselhoeft (70273 Book Club Selection for February 2019)


Allowing the Destruction of Life Unworthy of Life: Its Measure and Form by Karl Binding and Alfred Hoche

Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna by Edith Sheffer

By Trust Betrayed: Patients, Physicians, and the License to Kill in the Third Reich by Hugh Gregory Gallagher

Cleansing the Fatherland: Nazi Medicine and Racial Hygiene by Götz Aly, Peter Chroust, and Chr:stain Pross, M.D.

Crying Hands: Eugenics and Deaf People in Nazi Germany by Horst Biesold

Death and Deliverance: ‘Euthanasia’ in Germany c. 1900 to 1945 by Michael Burleigh

Forgotten Crimes: The Holocaust and People with Disabilities by Suzanne E. Evans

Life Unworthy of Life: Racial Phobia and Mass Murder in Hitler’s Germany by James Glass

Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family, and Nazi Politics by Claudia Koonz

Racial Hygiene: Medicine Under the Nazis by Robert N. Proctor

The German Euthanasia Program by Frederic Wertham

The Origins of Nazi Genocide: From Euthanasia to the Final Solution by Henry Friedlander

The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide by Robert Jay Lifton

The Nazi Slaughter of the Disabled: The Euthanasia Program T4 by Kurt Gerstein

The Unfit: A History of a Bad Idea by Elof Azel Carlson

The Witness House: Nazis and Holocaust Survivors Sharing a Villa During the Nuremberg Trials by Christiane Kohl

Wesselhoeft: Traded to the Enemy by Shirley Anderson Wesselhoeft and Adolf “Wes” Wesselhoeft (70273 Book Club Selection for February 2019)


Aktion T4: Le Secret d’tat des Nazis: L’extermination des Handicapés Physiques et Mentaux by Michaël Tregenza

Hadamar: Collection Le Courage, Dirigée par Charles Dantzig by Oriane Jeancourt Galignani


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

T4: A Novel by Ann Clare LaZotte

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Taster by V. S. Alexander

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (70273 Book Club Selection for March 2019)