Friday, January 30, 2009

Presidential Picks: The Library's Got Them All!

In a news story in the New York Times on January 19, 2009 President Obama talked about the books that inspired and edified him, about his appreciation for "the magic of language" and his "ardent love of reading." Some of the president's favorite books included:

Parting the Waters, Taylor Branch
The Bible
Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gandhi’s autobiography
Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
Lincoln’s collected writings
Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison
Works of Reinhold Niebuhr
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
Shakespeare’s tragedies

Check out these and other books that move and inspire at the library

For more information contact: Monica White

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