Monday, January 26, 2009

What Obama Should Read

The Washington Monthly asked some of their favorite writers and thinkers what President Obama should be reading and they came up with 25 books, mostly about policy, that should be on his list.

Here are a few suggestions from the list:
James Fallows, a national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, said he should read America's Defense Meltdown, by an all-star array of truly expert authors. It's free for everyone to read at this site:

Jeff Greenfield, a CBS News senior political correspondent, suggested The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam.

Rachel Maddow, host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC and Air America Radio, suggested The Edge of Disaster by Stephen Flynn.

George Pelecanos, a novelist and the writer/producer of The Wire, said that the short story collection Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones should be on Obama's list.

Read the complete list on the Washington Monthly website.

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