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Barack Obama II is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African-American president of the United States
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Nine Days
The Race to Save Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Win the 1960 Election
Paul Kendrick - Jan 12, 2021
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The authors of Douglass and Lincoln present fully for the first time the story of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s imprisonment in the days leading up to the 1960 presidential election and the efforts of three of John F. Kennedy's civil rights staffers who went rogue to free him--a move that changed the face of the Democratic Party and propelled Kennedy t...
Barack Obama
Feb 19, 2021
I want to share this inspiring book about the events leading up to the 1960 election, from Dr. King's imprisonment to student activism in Atlanta to JFK's campaign. It's a story we can all learn from—a story of overlooked heroes and the power each of us has to create change.      source
The Ministry for the Future
A Novel
Kim Stanley Robinson - Oct 06, 2020
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From the visionary, New York Times bestselling author of New York 2140 comes a near-future novel that is a gripping exploration of climate change, technology, politics, and the human behaviors that drive these forces. ...
Barack Obama
Dec 20, 2020
As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.      source
Missionaries
A Novel
Phil Klay - Oct 06, 2020
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From the author of the National Book Award-winning short story collection Redeployment comes an astonishing novel of Conradian suspense, set in Colombia among other fronts of America's wars, as four lives become fatally entangled thanks to our country's gift for projecting its power into situations it half understands.Neither Mason, a U.S. Army Spe...
Barack Obama
Dec 20, 2020
As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.      source
Jack
A Novel
Marilynne Robinson - Sep 29, 2020
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Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with Jack, the latest in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction.Jack  tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the beloved, erratic, and grieved-over prodigal son of a Presbyterian minister in Gilead, Iowa. In segregated...
Barack Obama
Dec 20, 2020
As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.      source
Homeland Elegies
A Novel
Ayad Akhtar - Sep 15, 2020
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A deeply personal work about hope and identity in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of belonging and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque adventure -- at its heart, it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they bo...
Barack Obama
Dec 20, 2020
As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.      source
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Caste
The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson - Aug 04, 2020
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to ...
Barack Obama
Dec 20, 2020
As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.      source
Luster
A Novel
Raven Leilani - Aug 04, 2020
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Sharp, comic, disruptive, tender, Raven Leilani's debut novel, Luster, sees a young black woman fall into art and someone else's open marriageEdie is stumbling her way through her twenties—sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She's also, secretly, haltingly fi...
Barack Obama
Dec 20, 2020
As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.      source
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Memorial Drive
A Daughter's Memoir
Natasha Trethewey - Jul 28, 2020
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At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had her world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became.Pulitzer Prize–winning...
Barack Obama
Dec 20, 2020
As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.      source
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Twilight of Democracy
The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism
Anne Applebaum - Jul 21, 2020
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, professor, and historian offers an expert guide to understanding the appeal of the strongman as a leader and an explanation for why authoritarianism is back with a menacing twenty-first century twist.Across the world today, from the Americas to Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege while populism and...
Barack Obama
Dec 20, 2020
As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.      source
The Vanishing Half
A Novel
Brit Bennett - Jun 02, 2020
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Barack Obama
Dec 20, 2020
As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.      source
Hidden Valley Road
Inside the Mind of an American Family
Robert Kolker - Apr 07, 2020
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The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve chil...
Barack Obama
Dec 20, 2020
As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.      source
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How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
Deacon King Kong by James McBride
Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
Long Bright River by Liz Moore
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
Maid by Stephanie Land
The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison
Solitary by Albert Woodfox
A Different Way to Win by Jim Rooney
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer
Tough Love by Susan Rice
The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
The Anarchy by William Dalrymple
The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power
Heartland by Sarah Smarsh
Inland by Téa Obreht
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
The Sixth Man by Andre Iguodala
Furious Hours by Casey Cep
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
Finding My Voice by Valerie Jarrett
Lot by Bryan Washington
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff
Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
We Live in Water by Jess Walter
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Shadow of Sirius by W.S. Merwin
Factfulness by Hans Rosling
Frederick Douglass by David W. Blight
American Prison by Shane Bauer
Florida by Lauren Groff
There There by Tommy Orange
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
The World as It Is by Ben Rhodes
Feel Free by Zadie Smith
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday
Arthur Ashe by Raymond Arsenault
Immigrant, Montana by Amitava Kumar
Educated by Tara Westover
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Broken Ladder by Keith Payne
The Return by Hisham Matar
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick J. Deneen
Futureface by Alex Wagner
Truth Decay by Jennifer Kavanagh
The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Five-Carat Soul by James McBride
Grant by Ron Chernow
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Janesville by Amy Goldstein
Basketball by Shea Serrano
Dying by Cory Taylor
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Barbarian Days by William Finnegan
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Washington by Ron Chernow
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
In the Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu
Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Four Great Tragedies by William Shakespeare
New American Standard Bible by The Lockman Foundaiton
Parting the Waters by Taylor Branch