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Obama's Reading Timeline

DON'T SKIP THESE PASSAGES, MR. PRESIDENT OUR KIND OF TRAITOR John le Carré “Michelle Obama and her children are in town, according to Madame Mère, but it's CARRE a state secret, so only Madame Mère and all Paris know." OUR KIND OF - TRAITOR PRESIDENT REAGAN OBAMA'S READING TIMELINE 2008-2010 Our Kind of Traitor DEC. 31, 2010 By John Le Carré The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME Lou Cannon PRESIDENT REAGAN: By David Mitchell President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime By Lou Cannon DEC. 23, 2010 "He was of humble origins. His parents uwere poor, and his nomadic boyhood darkly shadowed by his father's alcoholism and frequent unemployment." Freedom AUG. 20, 2010 By Jonathan Franzen By Paul Harding Tinkers A Few Corrections The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris By Brad Leithauser MAR. 8, 2010 Lessons in Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam by Gordon M. Goldstein SEPT. 22, 2009 FREED JON FRAND AUG. 24, 2009 John Adams By David McCullough Lush Life Plainsong By Richard Prince By Kent Haruf The Way Home Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution-and How It Can Renew America By Thomas L. Friedman By George Pelecanos FREEDOM Jonathan Franzen What Is the What By Dave Eggers Jenna, which in Joey's mind connected her to the Bush twins and all the partying and loose morals that "The sister's name was MAY 30, 2009 Netherland By Joseph O'Neill Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet DEC. 16, 2008 the Bush name connoted." By Jeffrey D. Sachs Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer NOV. 26, 2008 By Fred Kaplan Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and The Triumph of Hope NOV. 18, 2008 TEAM OF RIVALS By Jonathan Alter By Jean Edward Smith Collected Poems, 1948 to 1984 By Derek Walcott FDR COODWIN NOV. 7, 2008 Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 By Steve Coll TEAM OF RIVALS NOV. 2, 2008 Doris Kearns Goodwin Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age By Larry Bartels Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of "That Lincoln, after winning the presidency, made the unprecedented decision to incorporate his eminent rivals into his political family, SEPT. 3, 2008 the cabinet, was evidence of a profound self-confidence." JUN. 18, 2008 Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin The Post-American World By Fareed Zakaria MAY 21, 2008

Obama's Reading Timeline

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This infographic provides a timeline showing every book the president has read since taking office in 2008. It also quotes some of Obama's favorite passages from those books.

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