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Presidential Reads

Feb 12, 2010 11:14 AM | 0 comments

There’s a lot to learn about what it takes to fill the shoes that roam the White House every day. We think Presidents Day is an excellent time to learn a little something about our current commander in chief. You’ll have the day off from work. What else are you going to do? Here’s what our expert staff recommends:


The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama

by Gwen Ifill

Ifill sheds light on the impact of Obama's presidential victory and takes a look at other up-and-coming African American politicians.


Destiny Calling: The Presidential Election of Barack Obama

by Charles M. Madigan

Americans tell how the previous eight years of failed policies prompted them to vote for a newcomer blazing the banner of change.


How Barack Obama Won: A State-by-State Guide to the Historic 2008 Presidential Election

by Chuck Todd

A guide to how Obama achieved his victory and to understanding the political implications of the 2008 presidential election.


!Obámanos!: The Birth of a New Political Era

by Hendrik Hertzberg

A collection of articles by this longtime New Yorker writer as he watched Obama's historic presidential campaign.


Renegade: The Making of a President

by Richard Wolffe

With exclusive access to Obama and his inner circle, veteran political reporter Wolffe portrays the president with stunning detail.


For more recommended reading about the presidents that came before Obama, visit our website.  

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