Friday, August 21, 2009

Want to read like a president?

The online site, The Daily Beast, pulled together every book that the Reader in Chief has been spotted with since the campaign. So, if you are looking for your next book to read -- perhaps you will want to borrow an idea from the First Reader Barack Obama.

The Barack Obama Book Club Reading List:
  • What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggers
  • Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
  • Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet by Jeffrey D. Sachs
  • Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer by Fred Kaplan
  • Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope by Jonathan Alter
  • FDR by Jean Edward Smith
  • Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll
  • Collected Poems, 1948 to 1984 by Derek Walcott
  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman
  • Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age by Larry Bartels
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria

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