Library books trace history of former presidents, and their reading preferences

October 30, 2013

“A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”

-Carl Sagan

“What Jefferson Read, Ike

Watched, and Obama Tweeted”

Nonfiction

This is a delightful little book! Troy traces the history of the presidents and the culture – high and low – of the people they have led for more than two hundred years.

America’s first generation of leaders was indeed some of the best read men in the New World; they were serious political thinkers.

Jefferson’s personal library was the basis for the Library of Congress.

Years later, Teddy Roosevelt would be recognized as a true intellectual.

Franklin Roosevelt recognized the importance of the radio as a means of communication and Richard Nixon embraced country music and thought it good for the country, though he didn’t actually listen to it.

Television, computers, and the digital age have made significant contributions to the culture surrounding the presidents.

“Wilson”

Biography

The visionary man from Princeton University became President of the United States. It’s been a hundred years now since his inauguration, and Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential men of the twentieth century.

Among Wilson’s accomplishments were a model for higher education in our country and a plan for the ill-fated League of Nations. He led the United States through World War I, convinced that the war would “make the world safe for democracy.”

Once again, Berg has conducted research that results in a thorough study of this President.

“The Second Siege”

The Tapestry Series

Young Adult Fiction

This exciting series continues to weave threads of fantasy, mythology, science fiction, and mystery into an original adventure that’s right up there with Harry Potter, the X-Men, and Lord of the Rings.

In this book, forces are converging to seize control of the Book of Thoth, a hidden artifact whose pages hold the key to creating – or unraveling – the very threads of existence.

Max McDaniels and David Menlo set off on a quest to protect the book from the demon Astaroth, who would exploit the secrets with dire consequences.

Far from home and cut off behind enemy lines, Max and his allies must journey across Europe, descend into the fabled Frankfurt Workshop, and cross beyond our very world…

You do not want to miss this one…

“My Father Is Taller

Than a Tree”

Preschool – 1st grade

Short rhymes and wonderfully expressive crayon and pencil drawings make this one of the best for children.

Thirteen fathers and sons share activities such as raking leaves, biking, or spending a day in the park.

This book is a great read-aloud.

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