No. Might as well have them read 1984 by Orwell. I disliked those two books.
Andre Norton: Time Travelers Any Doc Savage book Foundation Series by Asimov Emma by Jane Austin The Last of the Mohicans by Cooper Freddy the Pig by Brooks Business Law (any edition starting with the 4th) by Chessman The US Constitution And not the least of all: The Whole Earth Catalog
I would recommend Mepis. The reason is that it just works and its interface is similar to windows. It has a live CD and it installs pretty easily, and again, it just works.
I live at San Ildefonso Pueblo. Los Alamos National Lab is within our aboriginal land rights/claims. We have "Sacred Areas" that abut Los Alamos. While our geographic aims may diverge, I can think of no other people I would like up at the "Hill" (we are at 5500 feet and Los Alamos is over 7000 feet) than the security forces at Los Alamos as well as the firefighters that have come from all over (including many Native Americans). May the Lord protect them and the fire abate. Excuse me, I must pack in case we need to evacuate....
"If less is more, imagine how much more more would be!" From a Frazier episode which is on point.
As there are fears of an assassination, who would you select as Vice President to carry on your agenda?