MercatorNet has a list of ten books featuring “Heroes and Heroines of Conscience.”
In preparing for the coming age, American Catholics would do well to read these books, almost all of which are true stories. We don’t live in Tudor England, or Nazi Europe, or Soviet Russia, but with each passing year we can find increasing relevance for our own times in the experiences of heroes like Thomas More, Dietrich von Hildebrand, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
A Man For All Seasons, by Robert Bolt.
The Apology, by Plato.
Antigone, by Sophocles.
Murder in the Cathedral, by T.S. Eliot.
The Gulag Archipelago, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of Dorothy Day.
Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, by Jud Newborn and Annette Dumbach.
The Soul of a Lion: The Life of Dietrich von Hildebrand, by Dr Alice van Hildebrand.
Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Gaudy Night, by Dorothy L. Sayers.
See more, including brief descriptions of each book, at MercatorNet.