Saturday, August 05, 2006

Bush's Ranch Reading

Boston Globe books editor James Concannon comments in "Off the Shelf" on the books President Bush is taking with him on his ten-day trip to Crawford: Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power by Richard Cawardine; Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural by Ronald C. White, Jr.; and Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky.

Concannon adds "I'd suggest a fourth, Truman by David McCullough, which chronicles how an average man in the same job (which he often wasn't sure he was up to) labored mightily during wartime to make decisions that were best for the nation, regardless of political consequences. This president might draw comfort from that one."

I wonder what Laura's reading.