Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What Presidents read

LOA provides some information on the reading habits of our recent Presidents, and what those habits mean. There's even a quote from Theodore Roosevelt: 'Now and then one’s soul thirsts for laughter.... Mark Twain at his best stands a little apart, almost as much so as Joel Chandler Harris.... If any man feels too gloomy about the degeneracy of our people from the standards of their forefathers, let him read Martin Chuzzlewit; it will be consoling.' More...

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