Friday, August 5, 2016

Six of President Obama's favorite books

At the B&N Reads blog Kat Rosenfield tagged six of President Obama's favorite books, including:
For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway’s sweeping war novel was named by President Obama in a Rolling Stone interview as a work that inspired him as a young man, with its themes of love, loyalty, idealism, and courage. Interestingly, this is also a book with documented bipartisan appeal; it’s a big favorite of one-time Republican presidential nominee (and Obama political opponent) John McCain.
Read about the other entries on the list.

For Whom the Bell Tolls is among five books that changed Elizabeth Gilbert, Michael Dobbs's six best books, John Mullan's ten best bridges in literature, Elmore Leonard's ten favorite books, and John McCain's five best books about men in battle.

--Marshal Zeringue