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Barack Obama’s Holiday Shopping List

President Barack Obama loaded up on books at an independent bookstore last weekend in support of Small Business Saturday.  The White House reports that the President picked up 21 titles, ranging from children’s books and YA Literature to brand new best-sellers.  Looks like the Obama’s will be have a very bookish Christmas. Here’s the list: Half Brother […]

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Barack Obama goes shopping for books

Barack Obama and family went book shopping on Saturday in Washington DC. I love how this article comments how both his daughters wore jeans – as if what the president’s daughters wear was remotely important. The Obamas bought the following books: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin […]

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American Grown: Michelle Obama’s Vegetable Garden

Michelle Obama has a new book on the way: “American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools, and Communities” will be released in April 2012.

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Books for Barack: President Obama’s Summer Reading List

President Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List for 2011.

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Barack Obama to read Franzen’s Freedom

President Barack Obama is going to be reading Jonathan Franzen’s new novel Freedom. Of course, he didn’t have to pay for it. The folks at the Bunch of Grapes bookstore on Martha’s Vineyard gave him an ARC (advance reader copy) that they had knocking around in the back.

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Signed Obama books a bargain once again?

During the heat of the presidential campaign and the months following Obama’s win, there was a hysteria among collectors looking to snap up signed copies of Barack Obama’s books, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope leading up to the sale of a signed first edition Dreams from My Father for a staggering […]

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Aussie Rules: Full contact reading

The Age has done an interview with 16 Australian Football League players on their reading habits. I hardly expected to see recomendations for Chomsky in a footballers list; the world proves that I should quit trying to judge a book by it’s cover. JOEL BOWDEN – RICHMOND Understanding Power, a collection of talks by Noam […]

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What is Michelle Obama Reading?

Take a look at the children’s books Michelle Obama likes to read with children.

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Who was Thomas Paine?

Who was Thomas Paine? The BBC explains. Barack Obama fans should take note. Paine threw his lot in with those Americans who were thirsting for independence from Britain. In January 1776 he published a short pamphlet that earned him the title The Father of the American Revolution. Titled simply, Common Sense, the work has been […]

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Barack Obama to make another comic cameo

According to graphic novel publishers Papercutz Barack Obama has made a cameo in their newest Hardy Boys graphic novel. President Obama also has a cameo apearance in THE HARDY BOYS Graphic Novel #16 “Shhhhhh!” also from Papercutz. Unlike his other more recent and highly-publicised comicbook appearances, as either a Conan-like Barbarian or Spider-Man’s partner-in-crimefighting, his […]

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