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Obama's Book Recommendations 2009-2019

Compiled from posts on Obama's Facebook page and a compiled list posted by the DC Public Library, this list contains Obama's annual book recommendations from 2009-2019.
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Coach Wooden and Me (Abdul-Jabbar)
Coach Wooden and Me (Abdul-Jabbar)
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Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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The Power (Naomi Alderman)
The Power (Naomi Alderman)
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Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope (Jonathan Alte)
Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope (Jonathan Alte)
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Arthur Ashe: A Life (Raymond Arsenault)
Arthur Ashe: A Life (Raymond Arsenault)
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Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age (Larry Bartels)
Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age (Larry Bartels)
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American Prison (Shane Bauer)
American Prison (Shane Bauer)
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9
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (David W. Blight)
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (David W. Blight)
10
The Yellow House (Sarah M.Broom)
The Yellow House (Sarah M.Broom)
11
President Reagan (Lou Cannon)
President Reagan (Lou Cannon)
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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains (Nicholas G. Carr)
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains (Nicholas G. Carr)
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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee (Casey Cep)
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee (Casey Cep)
14
Grant (Ron Chernow)
Grant (Ron Chernow)
15
Washington: A Life (Ron Chernow)
Washington: A Life (Ron Chernow)
16
Exhalation (Ted Chiang)
Exhalation (Ted Chiang)
17
Trust Exercise (Susan Choi)
Trust Exercise (Susan Choi)
18
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
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Ghost Wars (Steve Coll)
Ghost Wars (Steve Coll)
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The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire (William Dalrym)
The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire (William Dalrym)
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Why Liberalism Failed (Patrick J. Deneen)
Why Liberalism Failed (Patrick J. Deneen)
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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Matthew Desmond)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Matthew Desmond)
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All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
24
Washington Black (Esi Edugyan)
Washington Black (Esi Edugyan)
25
What Is the What (Dave Eggers)
What Is the What (Dave Eggers)
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Girl, Woman, Other (Bernardine Evaristo)
Girl, Woman, Other (Bernardine Evaristo)
27
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life (William Finnegan)
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life (William Finnegan)
28
The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Richard Flanagan)
The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Richard Flanagan)
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Freedom (Jonathan Franzen)
Freedom (Jonathan Franzen)
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Purity (Jonathan Franzen)
Purity (Jonathan Franzen)
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Hot, Flat, and Crowded
Hot, Flat, and Crowded
32
The Moment of Lift (Melinda Gates)
The Moment of Lift (Melinda Gates)
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33
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (Atul Gawande)
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (Atul Gawande)
34
Janesville (Amy Goldstein)
Janesville (Amy Goldstein)
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Lessons in Disaster (Gordon Goldstein)
Lessons in Disaster (Gordon Goldstein)
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Fates and Furies (Lauren Groff)
Fates and Furies (Lauren Groff)
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Florida (Lauren Groff)
Florida (Lauren Groff)
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To the End of the Land (David Grossman)
To the End of the Land (David Grossman)
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Asymmetry (Lisa Halliday)
Asymmetry (Lisa Halliday)
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Exit West (Mohsin Hamid)
Exit West (Mohsin Hamid)
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