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President Obama’s favorite books February 19, 2009

Posted by mplibrary in @ your library.
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You can imagine how librarians get excited to hear about people’s favorite books, especially when that person is our new president. This list is taken from AbeBooks.com, a site that sells new, used, rare and out-of-print books. Check out this partial list of Barack Obama’s most significant books and authors:
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas Jefferson
Mark Twain
Abraham Lincoln
James Baldwin
W.E.B. DuBois’ The Souls of Black Folk
Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon
Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory and The Quiet American
Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook
Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Cancer Ward
John Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle
Robert Caro’s Power Broker
Studs Terkel’s Working
Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations
Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men
Philosophers: Nietzsche, Niebuhr, and Tillich
Shakespeare
Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls
Herman Melville’s Moby Dick
Taylor Branch’s Parting the Waters
J.K. Rowling’s 7 Harry Potter books
Derek Walcott’s Collected Poems 1948-1984
Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals
-J. Adams

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