August 25, 2009

DID HE FLY COMMERCIAL...?

Barack Obama reveals his reading list for Martha's Vineyard holiday (Tom Leonard, 8/25/09, Daily Telegraph)

At the serious end are Hot, Flat And Crowded – Why We Need A Green Revolution And How It Can Renew America by Thomas Friedman and John Adams, a biography of the second US president by David McCullough. McCullough is a particularly tactful choice as he lives down the road from where the Obamas are staying.

The novels are The Way Home by George Pelecanos, a crime thriller set in Washington DC, Lush Life by Richard Price – a crime thriller set in New York – and Plainsong by Kent Haruf, a worthier tale about small-town life on the Colorado plains.


...because that isn't a reading list, just the first five books someone saw on the rack in an airport bookstore.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 25, 2009 7:41 AM
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